Closing date: Thursday, 14 September 2023

Maternal and Newborn Health Officer, (NO-B), Fixed Term, Bangui – CAR (PAT #51754/ Req. 565446)

Job no: 565446

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Central African Republic Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Central African Republic

Department/Office: Bangui, Central African Republic

Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS, Emergency, Health and Nutrition

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, a chance

Central African Republic Flash Update No. 1 – 28 April 2023 | UNICEF

How can you make a difference?

1. Support to program development and planning;

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results;

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation;

4. Networking and partnership building;

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  •  An university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric 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 two years of professional experience in one or following of the areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
  •  Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships. (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness. (3)Drive to achieve results for impact. (4)Innovates and embraces change. (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity. (6)Thinks and acts strategically. (7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [female candidate] are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Sep 01 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Application close: Sep 14 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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