Posted on :
15 Feb, 2019
15 Feb, 2019
UNICEF Ghana seeks the services of a very committed and experienced professional who has passion for the overall leadership, management and administration in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition programme in the context of child survival and development within the Ghana Country Office. The incumbent will work as Chief, Health & Nutrition to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the UNICEF Health & Nutrition programme. She/He will promote Early Childhood Development, with a focus on the nurturing care, early detection of development delays and disabilities, and subsequent interventions. This is a renewable Fixed Term position for initial two years. The position is located in Accra, Ghana which is a very good family duty station. ONLY non-Ghanaians are eligible to apply
Job Title: Chief Health and Nutrition
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,
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
How can you make a difference?
The incumbent is responsible for the overall management and administration in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition programme in the context of child survival and development within the country programme. Accountable for effective technical leadership, management guidance and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve programme goals and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health & Nutrition interventions, including the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
As Chief of Health & Nutrition section, leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professional and support staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the UNICEF Health & Nutrition programme. Promotes Early Childhood Development, with a focus on the nurturing care, early detection of development delays and disabilities, and subsequent interventions.
Contributes to create synergies and nurture strategic partnerships, which reinforce strategic directions in areas where UNICEF has primary responsibility or comparative advantage, such as interrelated areas of maternal, new-born, child health and nutrition, and early childhood development.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.