Health Specialist (PMTCT and Paediatric AIDS)

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Health Specialist (PMTCT and Paediatric AIDS), NO-3, Fixed Term Appointment (2 Years), Post # 00047250, Lusaka, Zambia

Job no:   545461
Contract type:   Fixed Term Appointment
Level:  NO-3
Location:   Zambia
Categories:   Health, HIV/AIDS

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

Children deserve the best and we never give up.

For every child, … 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  https://www.unicef.org/zambia/ .

How can you make a difference?

Take this opportunity to join the vibrant Health Team working under HIV/AIDS Manager, P4, for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health program/s and for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of program progress of a sector of the health (e.g. nutrition, gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program. The 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) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:  

  • Support to program development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Detailed Job Description can be viewed here     Health Specialist (PMTCT and Paediatric AIDS) NOC3 Post # 47250.pdf

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

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
  • An Advanced University Degree in 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 other health related science is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in HIV and AIDS programming and public health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, Relevant experience in HIV/AIDS and/or Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent program/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 or a local language is an asset.

For every Child,  we serve you

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies required in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The core competencies required for this post are…

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework here;    Competency Framework – 2020.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 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:

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

Advertised:   19 Oct 2021  South Africa Standard Time
Deadline:   02 Nov 2021  South Africa Standard Time

To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org .

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