How can you make a difference?
The Adolescent Health Specialist reports to the Regional Adviser, Survive & Thrive for general guidance and supervision.
S / He is responsible for the Adolescent Health Output of the Survive & Thrive Outcome and leading the planning, management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the adolescent health programme (e.
g. gender responsive adolescent health, NCD prevention, mental health, adolescent HIV prevention and treatment, in regular and humanitarian settings) within the Regional Office.
S / He provides technical guidance and operational support to all 24 Country Offices in the region throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required : public health, pediatric health, adolescent health, mental health, family health, health research, global / international health, health policy and / or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.
A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required : public health planning and management, adolescent health care, or health emergency / humanitarian preparedness.
Experience working in low- and middle-income countries is considered as an asset.
Experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean is considered as an asset.
Relevant experience in a UN System agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese is an asset.
For every child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). The core competencies required for this post are : Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1);
Works Collaboratively with others (1); Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1); Innovates and Embraces Change (1); Thinks and Acts Strategically (1);
Drive to achieve impactful results (1); Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).