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Associate Director Health, (D-1), Programme Division, New York, USA #13095

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-28

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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.

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, dedication

The Associate Director, Health leads UNICEF’s work on Health. Its purpose is to:

  1. Provide intellectual, technical, managerial and advocacy leadership in the formulation and implementation of its health strategy and programmes, advocacy and programming within UNICEF’s overall mission and to advise the Executive Director on related policy matters.  This includes strengthening UNICEF engagement at global, regional and country level within UNICEF’s overall mission of promoting the rights of every child, everywhere.
  2. Contributes to effective management of the Division as a member of the Programme Division Management Team including supervising and leading the health staff of the section while building strong regular working relationship with the Regional Health Advisors. The Associate Director also works in close collaboration with the other sections in the Division and other Divisions,  counter parts other UN Agencies, and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors as well as different parts of private sector to support delivery on the outputs to which UNICEF has committed in the Strategic Plan.
  3. Provide, ensure and manage high quality technical advice and support to UNICEF regional and country offices in the health programme and provide high-quality advice to the senior management of UNICEF in these areas.

 

How can you make a difference?

The Associate Director’s key functional accountabilities include:

  • Policy Development and Programme Guidance.
  • Capacity Development
  • Advocacy and Partnership Management
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Management of the NYHQ Health Section

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

Qualifications:

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s level) in Public Health, Medicine, or in the other social sciences is required.  
  • A minimum of 13 years professional experience including in low- and middle-income countries and with at least 10 years at the international level, including in senior leadership and management positions; demonstrated capacity to lead teams; wide recognition in the profession.
  • Experience with UNICEF field programmes is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English required and proficiency in another UN language desirable.

Person Profile

  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity with key issues in policy development, analysis, programme development and implementation of health programs.
  • Proven competencies in the management of multicultural teams oriented to the provision of technical support and analysis.
  • Experience responding to emergencies is desirable.
  • Proven communication skills and proven record in interaction with donor community and fundraising.

 

For every child, you demonstrate…

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Leadership Competencies

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people
  • Works collaboratively with others

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This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

 

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

 

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.

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