Deadline: 15 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist in New York, United States.
The Health Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support to regions and countries to support the scaling up and monitoring of equity- based MNH programmes with a focus community newborn care.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide technical support to UNICEF Regional and Country Health Advisers to scale up equity based MNH programmes with a focus on newborn care.
- Support countries to establish appropriate monitoring systems and works with regional offices to strengthen in-country capacity for L3 monitoring.
- Develop tracking mechanisms to facilitate the rapid up-dating of information related to the situation of women and children in priority countries.
- Maintain technical contacts and collaboration with ENAP (Every Newborn Action Plan) and UNH6 (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and World Bank) technical partners to support coordination of activities, leverages resources and ensures adequate partner commitment to support countries.
- Support the Global ENAP and UNH6 M&E Group to monitor the overall implementation and evaluation of the projects.
- Support the documentation of innovations, lessons learned from country implementation and wider dissemination globally.
- Work with MNH team members to develop programme work plan, ensures the exchange of information to achieve programme objectives and follow up to ensure programme objectives are met.
- Provide support to identify and mobilize financial and technical resources to support implementation of MNH activities and programmes at country level.
- Provide technical support to address any other priority activities that might emerge in the context of accelerating coordinated action for strengthening maternal and newborn health.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in public health or a related technical field.
- First-level university degree (Bachelor’s), in combination with 2 years of additional relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- 8 years of solid professional work experience at national and international levels in programme management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, in maternal and child survival areas.
- Fluency in English and a second UN working language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.