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Generic Vacancy Announcement: Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist P3, Lusaka, Zambia

Job no: 555334

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Zambia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Zambia

Department/Office: Lusaka, Zambia

Categories: Health

This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement: Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist, P3, Lusaka, Zambia, P3 Talent Group.

Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist (P3) Talent Group for UNICEF Lusaka, Zambia for a period of 36 months. While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available at and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.

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,… Adolescent Health……

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit (link)-us(1).aspx

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist (P-3) reports to the Chief of Health and HIV (P-4) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports conceptualisation, design, development and preparation of the Adolescent Health and HIV programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting of the progresses and achievements of the programmes.

The Adolescent Health and HIV 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 (RBM) approaches and methodology and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  • Support to programmes/projects 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 review the details in the attached Job Profile for the position: Advert – Adolescent Health HIV Specialist Spcific Level P3_pc_Final.pdf

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in public health, paediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health and HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in ASRH programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English 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 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: (link)

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.

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.

Remarks:

  • UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • The GVA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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.
  • Placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position and does not translate into an offer of employment

Advertised: Sep 20 2022 South Africa Standard Time Application close: Oct 11 2022 South Africa Standard Time

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