Deadline : 20 February 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief, Child Survival & Development in Liberia.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Chief, Child Survival & Development will perform the following functions:
- Programme Development and Planning:
- Plan and provide technical support and guidance for the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis to establish a comprehensive and updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programmes.
- Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
- Prepare, coordinate and / or supervise the formulation of health, nutrition and WASH programme recommendations and related documentations as a component of the Country Programme, establishing clear programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
- Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:
- Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF / UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health, nutrition and WASH programmes.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action / interventions to achieve results.
- Advisory Services and Technical Support:
- Collaborate and consult with key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners / donors on policies, strategies, best practices, and approaches on CSD-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
- Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice and to contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness, maternal and neonatal health, and child survival and development.
- Advocacy, Networking and Partnership Building:
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with CSD sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and academia.
- Through active networking, advocacy and effective communication, build capacity and exchange knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals on child rights, social justice and equity.
- Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships / alliances, and support fund raising for CSD programmes (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
- Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:
- Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable CSD programmes / projects initiatives.
- Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
- Contribute to the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University 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, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.
- Minimum 8 year’s of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health / nutrition, planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency / humanitarian preparedness.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as 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.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.