Deadline: 18 July 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist in Monrovia, Liberia.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Health Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Support to program development and planning
- Timely situation analysis for the sector/s to establish a strategic plan for development, design and management of maternal, newborn and child health program within the context of the broader health system, including consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective program delivering, monitoring and course correction.
- Networking and Partnership Building:
- Build and sustain effective working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity and exchange knowledge/expertise to facilitate the achievement of program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
- Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:
- Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced Degree (Master’s or PhD) in Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health, Family Health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, biostatistics, socio-medical, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
- At least 5 year’s previous relevant and proven experience in program review and evaluation particularly experience in child Health, public health -specific and MNCH -sensitive programming.
- Previous and proven experience in qualitative research methods and in-depth interviews.
- Experience with Liberian populations or similar development/programming context would be an asset.
- Prior experience with UN and other international organizations and exposure to UNICEF’s work.
- Excellent interviewing and facilitation skills, particularly via remote methods with regard to gender considerations, including experience in discussing sensitive topics such as female education.
- Ability to produce technically sound, well-written reports in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.