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  • Posted: May 31, 2021
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  • UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, ...
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    Child Protection Specialist (PSEA & GBViE), P-4, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Nairobi, Kenya, ESARO

    How can you make a difference?

    The purpose of this temporary position is to continue strengthening UNICEF's work on prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse and Gender-based Violence in Emergency, and advance UNICEF’ strategic vision to strengthen inter-agency mechanisms to deliver results for children in humanitarian settings in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

    • Strengthen country offices capacities to provide access to safe and child sensitive reporting channels, including within community-based complaint mechanisms; access to victims centred assistance; and to support cases investigation.
    • Contribute to the development, implementation and rolling out dissemination of global and regional guidance and strategies of specific relevance, including on PSEA, Gender Based Violence in Emergencies, Violence against Children. the Centrality of Protection, 
    • , Child Safeguarding and Accountability to Affected Populations.
    • Support implementation COs PSEA inter-agency initiatives, including the setting-up of in-country PSEA Networks.
    • Support the design of GBViE programmes which are consistent UNICEF’s policies and guidelines.
    • Support documentation of best PSEA and GBViE practices and lessons learnt for onwards dissemination across the Region. 
    • Act as a liaison with HQ and maintain close relationship with PSEA and GBViE focal points in WCARO and MENARO.
    • Advise on any PSEA-related issues that require immediate action and advocacy.
    • Keep management updated on PSEA and GBViE developments and make appropriate recommendations on enhancing prevention and response strategies.
    • Participate in and actively represent ESAR in PSEA and GBViE forums and coordination meetings, as relevant.
    • Contribute to resources mobilization activities, draft reports, project proposals, ToRs, advocacy materials and other relevant documents, as required.
    • Support other activities related to child protection and integrated initiatives, as required by the supervisor.

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

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) preferably in social sciences, social work, political science, law or other relevant fields.
    • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in working in emergency settings on children’s and women’s rights and violence prevention and response, in particular gender-based violence in emergencies; and on child protection.
    • Knowledge of current PSEA developments and activities at UNCT and HCT level and its partners.
    • Proven success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities on PSEA and GBViE
    • Experience in community engagement and development of community-based complaints and feedback mechanisms.
    • Proven research skills and demonstrated expertise in analysis and development of technical papers, as well as programmatic guidance related to violence against children and women, in particular sexual violence, gender and child protection.
    • Experience working in acute emergency settings.
    • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
    • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Core Competencies:

    • Builds and maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Innovates and embraces change
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others

    To view our competency framework, please visit here.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

    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.

    This Vacancy Announcement is open to all Internal staff and External Candidates

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    Primary Health Care (PHC) Financing Specialist , P-4, TA , 364 days, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the supervision of the UNICEF ESARO HSS Specialist, and in close collaboration with System Strengthening Specialists in Health, HIV, Nutrition and Supply,  Social Policy and other relevant sections, and the Sr Immun. Specialist (Health Economics) outposted from HQ,  the incumbent will support countries in the ESA region of UNICEF indirect guidance and technical oversight on Health Financing (including Primary Health Care costing) to UNICEF Country Offices in the ESA region. The incumbent will also through regional level Health Harmonization for Africa (HHA) HSS partners, including WHO, work to align and coordinate on technical assistance to countries on PHC costing and to document and disseminate lessons learned from costing exercises and related advocacy efforts. The incumbent will also work closely with our colleagues in UNICEF WCARO working on similar PHC costing efforts, to align and produce regional level toolkits and public goods.

    The incumbent of the post will:

    • Coordinate and provide technical support to COs for Health Financing
      • Oversee regional office technical support to UNICEF Country Offices (COs) for the costing of their PHC packages
      • Support UNICEF COs to prepare, present, and summarize PHC costing findings for advocacy and use at country, regional and global levels.
      • Support technically UNICEF COs in the region to develop the relevant economic analyses aligning with their national context
      • Provide technical guidance on public financial management for Health
    • Develop materials and guidance documents for economic analyses for health
      • Develop a package of guidance, tools, terms of reference, and methodology documents for estimating the costs of PHC packages, ensuring alignment with UNICEF global guidance and comparability across countries/regions
      • Contribute to cross-country analyses of findings in support of global-level comparisons
      • Develop generic materials and methodologies to support health financing-related requests from COs (including UHC, investment cases, community health, health insurance, costing, etc.)
    • Strengthen health financing partnerships at the regional level
      • Engage actively with existing mechanisms (such as HHA), regional level UN entities, public and private sector partners, to advance health financing best practices
      • Advocate, during strategic discussions with Ministries of Finance and Health and other key decision-makers and stakeholders, including UNICEF COs, to influence agenda setting in favor of health and wellbeing of children, women, and young people
      • Collaborate with WHO, World Bank, other UN agencies, and implementing partners to support country-level technical assistance on public financing: costing, financial and fiscal space analysis, budgeting, and design of financing mechanisms to benefit children and women.
    • Contribute to health systems’ strengthening agenda within UNICEF Regional Office
      • Collaborate with systems strengthening experts in Health, HIV, Supply, Nutrition, ECD, and other sections to ensure optimal integration and alignment of the PHC costing work with other ongoing initiatives.
      • Prepare strategic program materials for management use, information, and/or consideration.

    Key expected results

    The functions of this position are strongly aligned with UNICEF’s Health System Strengthening approach and

    UNICEF ESARO regional priorities and will make significant contributions toward progress in health financing for primary health care. In this context, the incumbent is expected:

    • to provide timely and high-quality technical assistance to countries in the region in PHC costing;
    • presenting and summarizing PHC costing findings for advocacy and use at country, regional and global levels;
    • developing materials and guidance documents for economic analyses for health; and contributing to health financing partnerships at the regional level and development of regional public goods (toolkits, capacity building materials, and documentation of lessons learned) for use in future PHC costing exercises

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

    Education:

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in health economics or public health with a focus on health economics or health financing or an advanced degree in economics or financing with a focus on Health Systems Strengthening and/or another related field is required.
    • Good knowledge of theoretical and practical modeling is required
    • Prior experience developing costing /using costing tools (OneHealth Tool, CHPCT, EQUIST) is a must

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience at the national and international levels in a relevant discipline, such as international public health or global development is required.
    • Prior experience working with UNICEF country offices in Africa is required particularly in areas of economic analysis
    • Preference will be given to candidates who have:
      • Knowledge and experience of health economic analysis, especially cost analysis
      • Knowledge of and experience with Public Financial Management in Health
      • Knowledge of analyses of global health financing issues and trends
      • Strong communication and relationship-building skills in both the national community (e.g. local universities, national research institutions) and the global health community, particularly among donors, multilateral partners, and implementers
      • Experience with Health Systems Strengthening applications and programs
      • Experience in strengthening public health financing and governance

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

    The functional competencies required for this post are:

    • Analyzing (3)
    • Deciding and Initiating action (2)
    • Applying technical expertise (3)

    The competencies:

    1. Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
    2. Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
    3. Works Collaboratively with others (1)
    4. Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
    5. Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
    6. Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
    7. Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
    8. Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

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

    This VA is open to all internal staff and other UNICEF personnel (including consultants, JPOs, UNVs, TAs, etc.)

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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