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Internal and external advertisement: Chief Health and Nutrition P-4/FT, Bujumbura, Burundi BCO#7254

Bujumbura

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bujumbura
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-24

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the Chief Health and Nutrition reports to the Deputy Representative Programmes, who leads the programme portfolio composed of the following elements: education, health and nutrition, child protection, WASH, education, adolescent empowerment and community resilience, social policy as well as planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Key cross-cutting thematic areas have been identified in the Burundi programme namely, early childhood development (ECD), adolescents, and climate change. As such the Chief ensures contributions to achieve in these key areas and leads the ECD agenda for the Country Office. UNICEF Burundi is currently closely engaged in the development of the UNSDCF and the development of its next CPD.

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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 and nutrition

In Burundi, the Chief Health and Nutrition reports to the Deputy Representative Programmes, who leads the programme portfolio composed of the following elements: education, health and nutrition, child protection, WASH, education, adolescent empowerment and community resilience, social policy as well as planning, monitoring, and evaluation. Key cross-cutting thematic areas have been identified in the Burundi programme namely, early childhood development (ECD), adolescents, and climate change. As such the Chief ensures contributions to achieve in these key areas and leads the ECD agenda for the Country Office. UNICEF Burundi is currently closely engaged in the development of the UNSDCF and the development of its next CPD.

How can you make a difference?

1. Timely and quality sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update, and all programme documents to formulate effective Health & Nutrition goals, strategy, and project planning and development, in partnerships with key stakeholders and with contribution of knowledge institutions.

2. Integrated Health & Nutrition strategies, methodologies and new approaches are developed and implemented based on results-based approach within Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership. Partnerships with global funds, multilateral and bilateral agencies and development banks, as well as relations with the private sector enhanced and exploited efficiently, in order to formulate common advocacy position and influence allocation of resources, as well as investment decisions on behalf of Health and Nutrition.

3. Technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries, including through back-up partnerships with specialists Health and Nutrition organizations as appropriate.

4. Monitoring and evaluation of programme performance is properly undertaken for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery, capitalizing on joint global monitoring and evaluation frameworks such as the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group for child health and nutrition, and with WFP in the areas of food and nutrition. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Health and Nutrition programme provided.

5. Work plan and objectives are effectively established, performance is managed, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong programme management leadership; partnership frameworks that pool competencies and resources developed.

6. The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme which also build on technical partnerships with collaborating agencies to provide state-of-the-art technical information to staff – in the development, implementation and management of the Health & Nutrition programme.

7. UNICEF and Government and implementing partners accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement  of programme funds for the sector; and Government counterparts and implementing partners are orientated and trained in UNICEF supply and non-supply assistance policies and procedures.

8. Effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

9. The most relevant and strategic information is provided including in cooperation with knowledge institutions to support the Health & Nutrition Programme by the effective implementation of integrated programme monitoring system.

10. All required programme reports are timely prepared and shared with concerned partners in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

11. 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).

12. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in health planning, health and nutrition education, health care system management, HIV/AIDS prevention, or epidemiology), Child Development, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programmes relevant to child survival, health & nutrition care. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in health, nutrition, and child survival & health care.

    Developing country work experience and background/familiarity with Emergency. 

  • Fluency in English and French is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

 

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

 

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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