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Chief Child Survival and Development in UNICEF

Chief Child Survival and Development in UNICEF

Country: Namibia
City: Windhoek
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Chief Child Survival and Development position is available in United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

This Chief, Child Survival and Development heads the Child Survival and Development Program in Namibia Country Office where the Representative is at the P5 level and the Child Survival and Development Program is a key component of the Country Program and UNPAF. In light of the particular challenges in the area of Nutrition in the country, the Chief CSD will simultaneously act as the Manager of the Nutrition pillar of the CSD programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish the section’s annual work plan with the Child Survival and Development team, and set priorities and targets.
  • Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • In addition, Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.
  • Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
  • Moreover, Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance
  • Ensure inclusion, coordination and delivery on sectoral leadership responsibilities and participation to the Maternal, neonatal, child health
  • Prepare, coordinate and/or supervise the formulation of Child Survival and Development program recommendations and related documentations

Qualifications and Requirements

  • An advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following fields: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
  • In addition, training in Health, Communication for Development (Programme Communication), ECD, or social policy an asset.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in a developing country in the area of nutrition and in one or more of the following areas: public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Experience in ECD, WASH and social policy is an asset
  • Similarly, Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Likewise, Experience in humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline11 March,2019
Company NameUNICEF



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