FT Health Specialist at UNICEF

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: FT Health Specialist, NO3

Job no: 534734
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Level: NO-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Health, HIV / AIDS, NO-3

Background
For every child, Life:

  • Nigeria Country Office is one of the largest operations of UNICEF and the largest in the West and Central African Region. The country programming is complex as it has development programming, with major disparities between the North and the South, North being relatively deprived and poor, while majority of the population is concentrated in the North. The country is further challenged with ethnic and religious divide coupled with governance issues particularly financial management.
  • While the Country Programme is geared towards achieving the nexus between humanitarian and development programming, due to the enormous multidimensional and complex socio-economic, extremism and political challenges the management and oversight of the delivery of the programmes often permeates into managing two parallel programming to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the North East spreading into North Central and North West and regular programming in the rest of the country.

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • The Health Specialist reports to the Health Manager (Level 4) for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the health programme (e.g. gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival / development with a focus on immunization and cold chain systems) within the country programme.
  • The Health Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework:
    • 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

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Public Health, Medicine, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global  International Health, Health Policy and / or Management, Epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an added value.
  • Prior experience with NAPHCD and immunization supply chain at the national level in Nigeria is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience providing technical support in Immunization, Primary Health Care logistics, supply chain management, cold chain and similar activities.
  • Prior experience with NAPHCD and immunization supply chain at the national level in Nigeria is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • 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

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Please refer to the attached vacancy announcement for full details of the job. Download File Internal Vacancy Announcement FT Health Specialist NOC Abuja.docx

Note

  • 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.
  • This VA is open to all (internal and external candidates). This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

 

Application Deadline  11th October, 2020 (W. Central Africa Standard Time)

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