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Chief Child Survival & Development, (P-4), Fixed Term #7473, Bangui, CAR (528895)
Job Number: 528895 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Central Afr.Rep
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, A Future
The Chief Child Survival and Development is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of child survival and development programmes/projects (e.g. gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and emergency preparedness and response) within the country programme, from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results. S/he leads and manages the child survival and development team including establishing plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, and does so in consultation with the Regional Health, Immunization, Nutrition Advisers.
How can you make a difference?
1. Managerial leadership
Establish the section’s annual work plan with the child survival and development team, and set priorities and targets. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals, and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives, goals, direction, and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
2. Programme development and planning
Plan and provide technical support and guidance for the preparation, design, and updating of the situation analysis to establish a comprehensive and updated strategic plan for development, design, and management of child survival and development related programmes. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency, and delivery.
Prepare, coordinate and/or supervise the formulation of child survival and development programme recommendations and related documentation as a component of the Country Programme, establishing clear programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
Evaluate programme recommendation to ensure alignment of the sectoral programme with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, Country Programme, UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies as well as national priorities, plans and competencies.
Consult and collaborate with colleagues and partners to provide technical and operational support on programme planning, management, and implementation, and to ensure integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors throughout all stages of programming processes.
3. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results
Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child survival and development programmes.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management, identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.\
Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Plan, monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress
4. Advisory services and technical support
Collaborate and consult with key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies, best practices, and approaches on health-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice and to contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote child survival and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency response and preparedness, maternal and neonatal health, and child survival and development.
Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated
5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health and nutrition sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and academia. Through active networking, advocacy and effective communication, build capacity and exchange knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals on child rights, social justice, and equity.
Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fundraising for child survival and development programmes (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development, nutrition, HIV/AIDS).
Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health-related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of child survival and development programmes/projects, ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated with the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda-setting
6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable child survival and development programmes/projects initiatives.
Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
Contribute to the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on child survival and development and child survival and development related programmes/projects.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.
A minimum of  eight of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
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 :
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)
Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise (III)
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
*Please note that this is a non-family duty station
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service
Closing Date Sun Jan 19 2020 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)
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