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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

HEALTH SPE...T TALENT GROUP, P-3

Job Number: 504026
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

JOB DESCRIPTION

For Every Child, Health:
UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in the Health sector at the P-3 level.
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

How Can you Make a Difference?
Health Spe...ts at P-3 level usually reports to the Chief of Section or a Health Spe...t for guidance and general supervision.
The Spe...t supports the development and preparation of the respective health programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on specific progress within the Health programme.
S/he provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Health Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The Main Expected Results Include:
Technical support to health programme development and planning;
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results;
Technical and operational support to health programme implementation;
Networking and partnership building;
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

QUALIFICATIONS
To qualify as an advocate for every child's health you will have:

An advanced University Degree (Master's or higher) in Medicine, Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other health related science or a related field.
A First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health/Nutrition Programme Planning and Management and/or in relevant areas of Maternal and Neonatal Health Care, Health Emergency/Humanitarian preparedness and National and/or International level.
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 Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, You Demonstrate:
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

SENIOR HEALTH SPE...T TALENT GROUP, P-5

Job Number: 504009
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

JOB DESCRIPTION
UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in the Health sector at the senior level (P5).
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups.
A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

RESPONSIBILITIES
A P-5 Health Section Chief or Senior Technical Spe...t/Health Advisor is responsible for managing and leading all stages of health programs/projects (health systems, maternal, neonatal, child survival, emergency preparedness) from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results.
S/he is also tasked with leading and managing wide health teams including establishing plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches and methodology, standards of performance and accountability framework, in consultation with appropriate colleagues at different levels of the organization.
S/he takes the lead in advocating for UNICEFs goals and values at global and regional meeting events, represents the organization at high level meeting events and establishes and maintains a wide network of.
S/he makes efforts for capacity building among staff members under her/ his supervision.

The main expected results include:
Managerial leadership;
Health programme planning and development;
Program management, monitoring and quality control of results;
Advisory services and high level technical support;
Advocacy, networking and partnership building;
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

REQUIREMENTS
An advanced University Degree (Master's or higher) in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other Health related Science.
A First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health Programme Planning and Management and/or in relevant areas of health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health care, epidemiology, disease control, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and responses at the national and international level.
Is familiar with cross-sectoral collaboration with nutrition, WASH, HIV, ECD, child protection and other related programme areas.
Managerial, leadership, partnership or high level technical expertise is a strong asset.
Work experience in developing countries 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 Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate:
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

HEALTH SPECIALIST TALENT GROUP, P-4

Job Number: 504024
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

JOB DESCRIPTION
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

How can you make a difference?
Health Spe...ts at P-4 level usually report to the Chief of Section or a senior health advisor for guidance and general supervision.
The Spe...t is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on health programmes (health systems development, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development), linking up with global partners where needed, advocate of the organization's goals and representing the organization in global and regional meeting events.
S/he provides health related technical guidance and operational support throughout the process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Health Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The main expected results include:
Health Programme planning and development;
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results;
Advisory services and technical support;
Advocacy, networking and partnership building on global and regional level;
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building;

REQUIREMENTS
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have:
An advanced university Degree (Master's or higher) in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other Health related Science*.
A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in public health programme planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health care, epidemiology, disease control, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and responses at the national and international level.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency setting is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

TO APPLY
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HEALTH SPE...T TALENT GROUP, P-3
SENIOR HEALTH SPE...T TALENT GROUP, P-5
HEALTH SPE...T TALENT GROUP, P-4

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