UNICEF Programme Specialist Jobs in Uganda

UNICEF Programme Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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, health

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Gulu Zone Office (Level 4) and in liaison with the Chief Child Survival and Development (CSD) and the Health Manager in Kampala zone office for technical supervision and guidance, the Programme
  • Specialist (CSD) is accountable for programme planning, design, implementation and administration of CSD specific projects within a major programme, in accordance with the Country
  • Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focussed on achievement of UNICEF's Priorities.

    Key End-results
  • Effective knowledge management and systems developed and utilized to strengthen area/country programme management.
  • Situation Analysis prepared/updated, critical programme intervention points/measures identified, and programme work plans/recommendations/reports prepared.
  • Programme funds optimally used.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status report timely prepared.
  • Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to country programme provided as integral part of programming.
  • Rights based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of programme and projects processes.
  • Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners effectively gained and established.
  • Rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family levels incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in national and international policy debates.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and
    networking.

    Qualifications
  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences,
  • International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy,
  • Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field. Qualification in a health-related field is of added advantage.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience is required. Experience in public health/nutrition, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness is strongly recommended.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as 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.

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 28th June 2019
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Programme Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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