External VA: Health & Nutrition Specialist, NO3, Fixed Term, Taunggyi, & Myitkyina

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This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.

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, health

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief, Field Office, the Health & Nutrition Specialist is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Health & Nutrition programme within the country programme. Accountable for effective technical and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve strategic priorities and objectives and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 agenda.

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): -

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input and support contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality technical contributions are made to the development and implementation of Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at various stages of the project implementation,
  • monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building support in the development, implementation and management of the Health & Nutrition programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Relevant and strategic information is kept available to support the Health & Nutrition Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated monitoring system.
  • Required programme/project reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

Remark*: Please indicate in your applications on whether you would also be interested in NO3, Health & Nutrition Specialist position(s) for other UNICEF duty stations.

Detail job description can be accessed here: JD_ Health & Nutrition Specialist, Taunggyi, #12891.pdf

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

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. 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.
  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition.
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health and nutrition care.
  • Field work experience
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station

    Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria are the knowledge, abilities, skills and personal attributes that will be used to determine whether or not a candidate is able to perform the job successfully.

Selection criteria are:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. 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. M.B.B.S degree.
  • Minimum five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health and Nutrition.
  • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & development, health and nutrition care.
  • Working experience in emergency setting
  • Field work experience
  • coordination experience (with the government and non-government actors)
  • English language fluency and skills of Microsoft package. Fluency of the local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values are Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA).

The competencies required for this post are….

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (I)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (I)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (I)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (I)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (I)
  • Drive to Achieve Impactful Results (I)
  • Manages Ambiguity and Complexity (I)

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising [I]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [III]
  • Relating and Networking [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

UNICEF is a workplace that welcomes diversity and equal opportunities. If you require any reasonable accommodation for your test, please let us know two days ahead of the test.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Added 3 months ago - Updated 3 months ago - Source: unicef.org