Location: Malawi (Lilongwe)
Closing date: 07 Mar 2008
Job Description

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Chief, Health and Nutrition to be based in its Lilongwe, Malawi Office.

Under the general guidance of the Programme Officer, you will head the Health and Nutrition section, with an overall responsibility for planning, implementation, and monitoring of the programme and engaging in policy dialogue to effectively position children's issues in national processes such as SWAP, PRSP and budget support. You will act as the link between UNICEF, Government, donors, NGOs, and other organizations of civil society. You will also manage the UNICEF financial resources and is responsible to initiate fund raising activities.

Your profile:
Advanced university degree in health or a related technical field.
Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.
Current knowledge of latest developments and technology, in the field.
Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
Leadership and teamwork abilities.
Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at http://www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-08-148 to: esarocluster@unicef.org. Applications should be received by 7 March 2008. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.
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