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Generic Vacancy Announcement – Health Specialist Talent Group, P-3
Job Number: 504026 | Vacancy Link
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Health
UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in the Health sector at the P-3 level.
Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.
How can you make a difference?
Health Specialists at P-3 level usually reports to the Chief of Section or a Health Specialist for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the respective health programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on specific progress within the Health programme. S/he provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Health Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches, standards of performance and accountability framework.
The main expected results include:
Technical support to health programme development and planning;
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results;
Technical and operational support to health programme implementation;
Networking and partnership building;
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

To qualify as an advocate for every child’s health you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in medicine, public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, health economics, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related science* or a related field.

*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in public health/nutrition programme planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and national and/or international level.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

**Internal applicants holding fixed-term contracts need not apply for the Talent Group via the GVA process for posts at their current category and level.**

Opening Date: Tue Apr 11 2017 14:00:00 GMT+0100 (W. Central Africa Standard Time) Eastern Daylight Time
Closing Date: Wed May 10 2017 04:55:00 GMT+0100 (W. Central Africa Standard Time)

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