UN Health Specialist (Community Health) Job Vacancies – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: P4

About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary:  The Health Specialist – Community Health leads
implementation of the Community Health portfolio in general and the
implementation of the iCoHS partnership in particular ensuring the achievement
of the partnership. S/He is responsible for implementation, monitoring, timely
course correction, evaluation, and reporting on the iCoHS partnership and the
community health portfolio in general. S/He provides technical guidance and
operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the
achievement of concrete and sustainable results, according to plans,
allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM),
organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and
accountability framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and
    delivery of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership
  • Innovation, knowledge management and
    capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNICEF Health Specialist (Community Health) job opportunity should
    hold an advanced university degree in one of the following fields is
    required: public health/Community health, pediatric health, family health,
    health research, global/international health, health policy and/or
    management, environmental health sciences, bio statistics, socio-medical,
    health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional
    experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public
    health/Community health, 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 (Arabic, Chinese, French,
    Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and
  • Core Competencies: Leading and supervising, Formulating
    strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and
    Initiating action, and Applying technical expertise.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 7th October 2019

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