Senior Health Specialist at UNICEF, New York, United States

Deadline: 1 February 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Health Specialist in New York, United States.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Health Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide global leadership to keep child health at the center of the SDGs through advocacy and strategic partnership.
  • Lead UNICEF’s partnerships at global level and programmes on pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria, and the integration of pediatric HIV, TB, child development and disability as part of the broader package of primary health care with specific focus to the disadvantaged and vulnerable population.
  • Provide leadership to UNICEF’s Community Health System Strengthening agenda externally with partners and internally to support institutionalization in priority programme countries.
  • Work in close collaboration with technical leads in Nutrition, HIV, ECD, Disability and Regional Health Advisers, under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Health Section.
  • Establish plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results, mobilize resources, ensure results-based budgeting and results based-management approaches to achieve UNICEF’s commitments as part of its 2018-21 Strategic Plan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced Medical or University Degree in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and management, or other health related sciences is required.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in public health planning and management and in relevant areas of child health and community health, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at global and country levels.
  • Relevant experience in health programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (excellent oral and written communication skills) is essential, with ability to prepare documents on complex subjects, speak and write persuasively, and present ideas clearly.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.