Health & Nutrition Specialist, NO 3, Fixed Term, Manila, Post Number 14884
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF Philippines is looking for a Health and Nutrition Specialist who would provide professional technical, operational and management assistance in the programming process for health and nutrition activities in the in the Philippine Country Office.
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, a fair chance
UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support both the national and local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will consider capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.
UNICEF Philippines has two offices. One office is based in Manila and a field office in Cotabato City.
Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/
How can you make a difference?
The Health Specialist reports to the Chief of Health and Nutrition for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health/Child Health Systems output of the Survive and Thrive outcome and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress mentioned output within the country programme. The Health 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), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
The H&N Specialist will have the following Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Please find the full details of the Job Description here.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in any of the fields such as medicine, public health, pediatric health, gyn/obstetrics, health system strengthening, family health, international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology, is required.
- A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health with focus on planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, and health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
- A mixed experience of field-level implementation support and strategic level engagement is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.
- High level of writing and communication skills, computer skills.
- Dynamic, independent, self-motivated, and well organized.
How to apply
Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile by 01 August 2021. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal will be considered.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) Nurtures and leads people
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable National male applicants are encouraged to apply.
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.