Chief Child Survival & Development, P4, La Paz-Bolivia (Internal Vacancy)

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 116,260 USD and 149,893 USD per month.

Salary for a P-4 contract in La Paz

The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 27.8% at this the location, applies.

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a good start

The Country Programme of Cooperation between the Plurinational State of Bolivia and UNICEF for 2018-2022 is being implemented within a context characterized by great cultural diversity, an advanced decentralization process, important economic growth, political and social changes.

Despite positive trends in poverty reduction, many social indicators are lagging behind and 43 per cent of children and adolescents continue to live in conditions of multidimensional poverty. In addition, rapid urbanization and migration to the cities is resulting in unplanned settlements, increased pressure on basic social services and water and sanitation services, land degradation and pollution, as well as elevated risks of insecurity and vulnerability to violence.

Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Chief of the Child Survival and Development Component (P4) is responsible of building an inter-sectoral working approach with different areas such as education, child protection and social protection. Responsible for the advocacy and strategic technical assistance for topics related to early childhood development, health and nutrition, safe water access, basic sanitation, health and nutrition. This internal challenge implies coordinating a large team, developing and implementing a strategy able to articulate different components around the children’s needs with an equity focus.

How can you make a difference?

The Chief of the Child Survival and Development component (P4) is accountable for effective technical leadership, responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Child Survival and Development component of the Country Programme. With the main purpose to advocate and promote public policies for comprehensive health care at national and local level to reduce maternal, neonatal and infant mortality, reduce HIV vertical transmission and chronic malnutrition in children, and improve rural water and sanitation coverage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the preparation of the Situation Analysis and its periodic update in early childhood development, health, nutrition, sanitation and wash issues. Prepares sectoral inputs for the Country Programme Document (CPD) and all related documents, such as Strategic Notes.
  • Participates in the formulation and development of programme goals, strategies and approaches for the UNICEF plan of cooperation. Plans, implements and monitors assigned activities.
  • Participates with UNICEF/government/and other partners in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification of new approaches for improving programme delivery, with emphasis on advocacy, community participation and social mobilization.
  • Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programmes/projects in coordination and collaboration with government and other partners.
  • Provides technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, departmental and municipal levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects. Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.
  • Undertakes field visits, and surveys in order to monitor and evaluate project implementation. Identifies problems and proposes remedial action. Identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve programme delivery.
  • Develops the workplan for the sector and monitors compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved. Guides and supervises professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met and provides on-the-job training.
  • Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities. Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activity are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
  • Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.
  • Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, Social Management or studies related to Sanitation, Social Sciences or a related technical field.
  • A minimum of Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, in the fields of public policies related to early childhood development, health, nutrition, basic sanitation and water/hygiene. Background familiarity with emergency and gender mainstreaming.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, leads and manages people. Level 2
  • Builds and maintains partnerships. Level 2
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness. Level 2
  • Drive to achieve results for impact. Level 2
  • Innovates and embraces change. Level 2
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity. Level 2
  • Thinks and acts strategically. Level 2
  • Works collaboratively with others. Level 2

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For this recruitment, “Internal Advertisement” refers to all personnel with an ongoing employment relationship with UNICEF, including staff members on a continuing, fixed term and temporary appointment, individual contractors and full-time time-based consultants, and UNV.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Due to COVID19, office physical presence and travel restriction might be in place at the duty station. In this regard, it is expected that the selected incumbent will have the resources to work remotely as long as it is required.
  • Once COVID19 restrictions are lifted, it is expected that the incumbent will be physically present in the duty station. Specific circumstances will be discussed during the recruitment process.
  • Please note that some entitlements related to relocation will be effective once the official travel to the duty station takes place.
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