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  • Posted: Feb 21, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 1, 2023
  • UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.
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    Chief, Health and Nutrition

    About the Job

    How can you make a difference?
    Chief, Health & Nutrition, is responsible for the overall management and administration in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition programme in the context of child survival and development within the country programme. 
    Accountable for effective technical leadership, management guidance and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve programme goals and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
    As head of the Heath & Nutrition group leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professional and support staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Health & Nutrition programme

    Key Accountabilities

    • Timely and quality sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update, and all programme documents to formulate effective Health & Nutrition goals, strategy, and project planning and development.
    • Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies, methodologies and innovative approaches are developed and implemented based on results-based approach and Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
    • Technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of programme performance is systematically undertaken for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery.
    • Work plan and objectives are effectively established, performance is managed, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong programme management leadership.
    • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of Health & Nutrition programme.
    • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
    • Effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained in the advancement of advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
    • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Health & Nutrition Programme  by the effective implementation of integrated programme monitoring system.
    • All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
    • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination is provided.
    • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higherin Public Health and Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in public health and nutrition planning,  health and nutrition education, health care system management, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunization, or epidemiology), Child Development,  Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines
    • A minimum of eight (8 of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programmes including those relevant to child survival, health & nutrition.  Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in health, nutrition, and child survival & health care.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanishor a local language is an asset.
    • Experience in working in lower to higher middle-income countries and fundraising for scaling up rogrammes
    • Experience in working on advocacy, and systems strengthening including influencing budgeting of government and innovation
    • Engagement with private sector for strategic advocacy and engagement   

    UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

    • Builds and maintains partnerships 
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness 
    • Drive to achieve results for impact 
    • Innovates and embraces change 
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity 
    • Thinks and acts strategically 
    • Works collaboratively with others and 
    • Nurtures, leads and manages people.

    Method of Application

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