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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.
For every child, Health & Nutrition
The UNICEF Pacific Islands multi-country programme 2018-2022 covers the Cook Island, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Salomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Together, these fourteen countries and territories are home to 2.45 million people, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean. The countries have small and culturally diverse populations, and vary in terms of population size, fertility and growth rate.
The multi-country programme comprehensive approach is specifically focused on countries whose maternal and child health and nutrition indicators are not fully meeting targets, and aims to support an enabling environment approach combined with all other strategies in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, RMI and FSM. Specifically, UNICEF will provide technical and financial assistance to the respective governments with the aim of creating a more sustainable, well-functioning system. UNICEF assistance aims to strengthen the following services: PNC, ENC, HINI including MIYCN, immunization, and IMCI. While UNICEF assistance will continue to support the quality of service delivery, it will also strengthen health system components such as human resources, financial flows, health information, health commodities and leadership with the aim of releasing bottlenecks.
The overarching strategic approach for UNICEF between 2018 and 2022 to improve maternal and child health and nutrition include strengthening national capacity for enhanced quality health and nutrition policies and legislation, heath system strengthening for delivery of quality health and nutrition services, and improving caregiver knowledge and skills to adopt recommended care practices. UNICEF Child Survival and Development (CSD) section is looking into expanding its VII services outside vaccines and committed to a comprehensive support to Northern Pacific countries in addition to Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands.
UNICEF pacific Multi-country office, Suva is seeking a qualified and experienced Technical Writer to support the CSD programme for policy advocacy, resource mobilization, and learning.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of CSD, the Technical Writer will produce a series of written policy briefs, country profiles, newsletters, publications, and short resource mobilization concepts for the Health and Nutrition Section.
The products will be used in three different ways: for policy advocacy and awareness, for resource moblisation purposes, and for sector sharing and learning.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree with specialization in public health/nutrition or related field.
Experience and Skills
- Exemplary written communication skills with experience as a technical writer (please submit samples of similar work done)
- Ten years practical, professional work experience in public health with demonstrable experience as a technical writer.
- Developing country work experience and background/familiarity.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Computer skills, including word and various office applications.
- Fluency in written and spoken English required.
- Solid 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 work place.
- Versatility, judgment and maturity.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following linkhttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518330