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.
(ECD) features for the first time in history in the Global agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG), UNICEF, at global, regional and country levels, is actively engaged to promote awareness on the importance of early years.
CCHU is the hub of UNICEF’s programming for Child and Community, providing leadership and technical guidance across the organization on issues around a multi-sectoral life-course approach for child health and development (Survive and Thrive), including the strategic role that community health systems play within primary health care. The CCHU also provides global guidance and support for the prevention of NCDs, injuries and drowning in the first two decades of life, in addition to Developmental Delays and disabilities in children.
For every child, a healthy life….
You will support child injury prevention and the built-environment portfolio globally, including dissemination of technical guidance documents on child injury, provide support to regional and national offices in policy engagement to influence national investments on the 'survive and thrive agenda' focusing on prevention of drowning and traffic injuries. You will also be responsible for advocacy with WHO and partners. Provide technical support to governments in evidence generation and evidence-based policy. Support mainstreaming child injury prevention and healthy built environments within national development plans, strategies, and initiatives and to strengthen
health, education, social welfare and other systems to address the risks of road traffic injuries and drowning among children, adolescents and women.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance of the chief of the Child and Community Health Unit, PD- Health Section, you will coordinate the unit's work on child injury prevention and support the environmental health portfolio globally. Specifically, you will:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in medicine, public health, environmental health, environmental planning, built environment, urban planning and/or in relevant field is required. A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels with focus on child injury prevention is required. Familiarity with the global landscape and partners in child injuries prevention and healthy built environments is highly desired. Familiarity with the United Nations System is an asset. 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 core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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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.