26 Jan 2016

Full-Time Health Specialists at UNICEF Nigeria

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ‘to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria”. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Health Specialist

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-06-2016
Locations: Ondo & Rivers States
Slot: 2
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years

Purpose of the Post
The incumbent of this post under the supervision of respected Chief of Field Offices and technical guidance of Chief of Health responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of program progress in the Health (Maternal, Newborn and Child Health) program/s within the country program.
The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Qualifications and Competencies required
An Advanced University Degree in 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, Health Economics or other health related science is required.
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, neonatal and child health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and health systems strengthening at the national or international level preferably in a developing country is required.
Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
Gender and diversity awareness
Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra
Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).
Ability to work independently
Application Closing Date
9th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their applications, accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: nrecruit@unicef.org Candidates are advised to put the position title they are applying for on the subject line of their emails.

Job Categories: Health and Medical Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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