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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Asunción
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-01

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Health & Nutrition Officer, NO-B, Asuncion, Paraguay

Asunción (Paraguay)

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of CO´s work plan and in alignment with the Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy.

THIS POST IS ONLY OPEN TO NATIONALS OF PARAGUAY

If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF) would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Health & Nutrition Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of CO´s work plan and in alignment with  the Health & Nutrition programme goals and strategy.

Key Expected Results

  1. Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely manner to to support situation analysis on health and nutrition, any sectoral inputs and reporting.
  2. Technical assistance are provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  3. Work plan and objectives are effectively established and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination in consultation with all relevant partners.
  4. Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
  5. Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender aggregated data and inputs are provided to the Health & Nutrition programme.
  6. Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health & Nutrition.
  7. Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  8. Up-to-date programme information is kept available and reports prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health & Nutrition programme by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
  9. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with  effective coordination are provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).

Qualifications of Successful Candidate 

  • First university degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Child Development, Water Sanitation, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. 
  • Two years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programmes is required. Five years of experience in all those areas of expertise would be desirable. Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in child survival & health care.
  • Field work experience and background/familiarity with Emergency
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Guarani would be an asset
  • National of Paraguay.  This is a National Officer local post in Paraguay and it is only open to candidates with Paraguayan nationality

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results
Functional Competencies
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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