Child Survival & Development Officer, (NO-1) , Fixed Term, Benghazi, Libya #528901
Job Number: 528901 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Middle East and North Africa: Libya
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, health
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Through this position the focus will be to contribute in UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018-2021 Goal area 1 “Every Child Survives and Thrives”, Goal Area 4: “Every child lives in a safe and clean environment” and Goal Area 5: “Every child has an equitable chance in life”.
How can you make a difference?
Under the technical guidance of the Chief Child Survival and Development and direct supervision of Field Office in Benghazi, the CSD Officer will be responsible to assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition and WASH programme within the country programme in line with UNICEF Goal Area one, four and five respectively. The incumbent will be accountable for effective technical and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies at field level to achieve strategic priorities and objectives. Assist in Scale up/expansion of UNICEF assisted Health, Nutrition and WASH evidence based interventions focused on vulnerable population.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Quality technical contributions are made to the development and implementation of Integrated Health & Nutrition and WASH strategies.
Work plan and objectives are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered.
Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition and WASH.
Effective coordination and working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, information sharing and knowledge networking.
Emergency preparedness is maintained and contributes in emergency responses with effective coordination in WASH, Nutrition and health sectors.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child survival and development and/other related areas is required. Relevant experience in health, nutrition, WASH and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
Learning and Researching: Rapidly learns new tasks and commits information to memory quickly; demonstrates an immediate understanding of newly presented information; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making.
Formulating Strategies and Concepts : Works strategically to realize UNICEF‟s goals; sets and develops strategies; identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of the organization’s future potential; takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to, UNICEF.
Analyzing : Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.
Applying Technical Expertise: Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organizational departments and functions.
Planning and Organizing : Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; manages time effectively; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
This vacancy is open to Libya Nationals Only.
Closing Date Thu Jan 23 2020 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)