Health Specialist, Dhaka, Bangladesh

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF Bangladesh, Dhaka

Health Specialist, NOC, Fixed Term, #71499, Dhaka, Bangladesh #558845 (for Bangladeshi nationals only)

Job no: 558845

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Bangladesh Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Bangladesh

Department/Office: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Categories: Health

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, hope.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job: The Health Specialist reports to the Health/ Manager for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of specific Newborn and Child Health interventions, including early child development, child NCD prevention, and quality of services of the MNCAH health programme (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.

Major duties and tasks: (especially newborn and child health)

  • 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

For details please see attached Job Description: JD – Health Specialist NOC FT.docx

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

  • MBBS and an advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, 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 five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health planning and management and maternal and neonatal, child health care.
  • Experience working in Bangladesh or other developing country is considered as an asset.

  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or development organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Bangle 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 and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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 here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

*The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at (link)-us/listing/

Advertised: Jan 23 2023 Bangladesh Standard Time Application close: Feb 07 2023 Bangladesh Standard Time

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    Health Specialist, NOC, Fixed Term, #71499, Dhaka, Bangladesh #558845 (for Bangladeshi nationals only) in Bangladesh

    The Health Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of specific Newborn and Child Health interventions, including early child development, child NCD prevention, and quality of services of the MNCAH health programme (within the country programme.

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