Health Specialist (EWEC) P-3, LACRO, Panama #114906 Temp. Appt
Application deadline 2 months ago: Wednesday 10 Feb 2021
This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about P-3 contracts and their salaries.
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, equity
UNICEF LACRO is a member of the Every Woman Every Child-LAC (EWEC-LAC) initiative, established in 2016. This is the regional interagency mechanism for coordinating the adaptation and implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) in LAC. EWEC-LAC has 8 members (Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, USAID, World Bank). The initiative focuses on reducing inequities in maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health via advocacy and technical support. From January – September 2021, UNICEF will host the EWEC-LAC a technical secretariat.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose for the job:
As Regional Health Specialist, coordinate the EWEC-LAC technical secretariat, and implement the following activities:
- Gather and consolidate information from the EWEC-LAC working groups and share it with the Executive Management Committee (EMC) members.
- Plan monthly EMC calls of the EMC, prepare the agenda and minutes of the call.
- Review and provide technical inputs to advocacy and knowledge management products produced by the working groups.
- Identify relevant opportunities for advocacy and networking on the reduction of health inequities.
- Liaise with relevant organizations (government, intergovernmental, UN, other) for the dissemination of EWEC-LAC products and to advocate for the reduction of health inequities.
- Organise events (virtual and in person) for the publication of EWEC-LAC documents, for specific advocacy opportunities and other, as relevant and as planned by the working groups
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Key functions and accountabilities:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree in one of the following fields is required public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care.
- Experience in working in low- and middle-income countries, specifically in Latin America and the Caribbean is an asset.
- Applicants with relevant experience in the UN, preferably with agencies members of the Every Woman Every Child-LAC (EWEC-LAC) initiative will have an advantage.
- Fluency in English and Proficiency in Spanish is required. Fluency in Spanish and knowledge of French or Portuguese is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability.
Core competencies: Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1); Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2), Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2), Innovates and Embraces Change (2), Thinks and Acts Strategically (2), Drives to achieve impactful results (2) and Manages ambiguity and complexity (2).
The functional competencies required for this post are Analyzing (3), Deciding and Initiating action (2) and Applying technical expertise (3).
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.