Bangladesh: Health Specialist,NO-C; Dhaka; (Only for Bangladeshi)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 21 Feb 2017

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For 70years, 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 JOB

Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring of scaling-up cost-effective Newborn and Child Health intervention packages (to be determined based on country analysis and needs) with a view to integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country programme.

KEY END-RESULTS

§ Timely, regular data-driven analysis with consistent integration of sex-disaggregated data for effective prioritization, planning, development and results-based management for scaling-up specific Newborn and Child Health interventions, including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Technical expertise on specific Newborn and Child Health interventions, including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Technical and operational guidance provided to key government and non-government partners on scaling-up Newborn and Child and injury prevention interventions, including the elaboration and implementation of detailed sectoral work-plans and budgets (downstream activities).

§ Monitoring and reporting on specific Newborn and Child Health interventions including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services carried out through various field visits, in a timely manner, efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

§ Government and non-government recipients accountable for UNICEF specific supply, non-supply and financial assistance.

§ Effective knowledge management through documentation and dissemination of lessons learned and implementation of appropriate capacity building activities.

§ Integration of rights-based approaches and humanitarian principles in related interventions.

§ Effective communication, networking and leveraging achieved through partnership and collaboration with related government and non-government partners.

ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Data-driven and results-based management

§ Participate in regular data-driven situational analyses (including epidemiological, gender equality and emergency assessments)

§ Provide technical and operational guidance and support to government and non-government partners with scaling-up Newborn, Child Health including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Champion results-based management;

§ Monitor developments at regional and decentralized levels;

2. Upstream activities

§ Provide specific technical expertise on Health policies and other issues, including advocacy in gender equality, emergency preparedness and response, as appropriate and as defined by supervisors;

3. Downstream activities

§ Provide in-country technical and operational guidance on scaling-up related Newborn, Child Health including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Contribute to the development and implementation of detailed sectoral work-plans and budgets for scaling-up assigned and specific Newborn, Child Health including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Contribute to UNICEF country office’s readiness to deliver on the Newborn and Child Health-related CCCs;

§ Conduct regular field visits to monitor related programmes and participate in periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners with particular emphasis on under-served populations;

§ Document and disseminate lessons learned of scaling-up Newborn, Child Health including child development, child injury prevention, disability and quality of services

§ Share good practices in gender equality programming, sharing good practices at the national level.

4. Monitoring and reporting

§ Collaborate with (Senior) Health Specialist/Health Manager (MNCH) , Health Specialist (Maternal Newborn Health) , and Health Specialist (EPI/Health Systems Strengthening) to timely, efficiently, rigorously and transparently monitor, evaluate and report on related Health programs;

§ Contribute to the preparation of relevant sections of the annual Health sector status reports;

§ Submit transparent and timely reports to donors and other partners.

5. Accountability

§ Ensure related UNICEF, government and non-government staff comply with UNICEF’s financial rules including emergency fast-track procedures;

§ In close collaboration with Operations and Supply staff, regularly monitor and report on use of related supplies and other resources donated to the government and non-government partners;

§ Collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to maintain sound internal controls, supportive of specific Health interventions as well as to ensure accountability.

6. Knowledge management

§ Document and disseminate lessons learned;

§ Implement country-specific capacity building activities.

7. Rights-based programmes through Results-Based Approach

§ Ensure UNICEF, government and non-government staff apply right-based approaches to programming and humanitarian principles;

§ Promote the quality of rights-based Health programmes through the formulation of programme goals and strategies and approaches.

8. Partnerships and leveraging resources

§ Maintain close working relationships with other related UNICEF sectors, particularly nutrition, Child protection, HIV, WASH, Field Operations and programme communication;

§ Coordinate with related UNICEF Regional Advisers and HQ Officers to ensure strategies are aligned with global and regional strategies;

§ Establish active and participatory partnerships with related Health and Population sector stakeholders (Government, WHO, other UN agencies, NGOs and bilateral agencies) and interact with them at different stages of Health programme design and implementation and identify opportunities for leveraging resources to be brought to the attention of Chief of Health Section.

JOB GRADE FACTORS [1]

– As a line manager for assigned projects, lead effective and efficient planning, design, implementation and administration of specific project activities within a major programme that focus on achievement of UNICEF’s programmatic priorities. Ensure that project delivery meets targeted goals and objectives

– As a technical expert, contribute timely and effective technical advice, guidance and input to the preparation of situation analysis, formulation of programme strategy, planning, implementation and human resources.

– Conduct field visits to monitor projects as well as conduct periodic programme reviews.

– Make viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the advancement of the rights of children and women.

– Contribute to the development and introduction of new approaches.

– Certify allocation and disbursement of funds; determine supply and cash needs to ensure programme delivery meets targeted goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES ([ ] indicates the level of proficiency required for the job.)

  • Education
  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Pediatric Health, Neonatal Health, Child Health, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Nursing or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.

  • Work Experience
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience. Awareness of the technical support required in health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization, and field work experience an asset.

    Background/familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming.

  • Language Proficiency [ ]
  • Fluency in English and very good working knowledge of Bangla

    4. Competency Profile

    i) Core Values (Required)

    • Commitment

    • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)

    • Communication [ II ]

    • Working with People [ II ]

    • Drive for Results [ II ]

    iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

    • Leading and Supervising [ I ]

    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]

    • Analyzing [ III]

    • Relating and Networking [ II ]

    • Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]

    • Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]

    In addition to the required functional competencies listed above, the following are the functional competencies specified by Health Section, PD, NYHQ.

    • Managing Stress [II] • Team Leadership [ I ]

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

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