Child Survival & Development Officer, (NO-1), Benghazi, Tripoli # 111180 ( for Libya Nationals only)

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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    November 27, 2022


Job no: 555679
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Benghazi
Level: NO-1
Location: Libya
Categories: 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, Health and Hygiene!

The purpose for the job:
UNICEF is implementing a comprehensive package of interventions in selected municipalities in the country including from the eastern region-focused on enhancing access to maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Nutrition and WASH services. COVID 19 has increased the workload manifold including awareness of COVID-19 prevention and Covid vaccination. The health system is currently faced by human resource gaps in the provision of responsive services. These gaps are huge in the East, especially in hard-to-reach Municipalities which need special attention and support. Therefore, UNICEF Libya is seeking the services of a CSD officer for its specific programmes focus on Health, Nutrition, and WASH program implementation, monitoring and
reporting from East Libya under Benghazi FO.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Filed office and technical supervision of the Chief Child survival the consultant will;
  •  Fulfil technical responsibilities in the east for quality and timely implementation of all Health, Nutrition, and WASH activities as per AWP, under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office and technical guidance from Chief CSD and the team from the section.
  • Regular monitoring and provision of relevant and strategic information shared to support the Health & Nutrition and WASH Programme.
  • Contribute to the timely preparation of updates in coordination with relevant partners and under the overall guidance of the Chief of CSD and section team.
  • Effective coordination and working relationships with internal and external counterparts focused on Health, Nutrition, and WASH systems’ strengthening coordination and emergency /epidemics response during national response for;
    a) National Coordination framework implementation
    b) Risk Communication and Community Engagement activities in East
    c) For Implementation of Infection Prevention and Control activities in the east in coordination with the WASH team
  • Coordination with MOH and WASH teams to maintain essential health services at the health
  • Support to EPI program and COVID Vaccination scaleup ;
    o Support continuity of regional, municipality and health facility task forces
    o Facilitate the development of Microplans at three levels as and when required
    o Regularly report the progress and contribute to the implementation of planned activities
  • Undertake Monitoring of health facilities and WASH-supported sites supported through UNICEF and submit monitoring report highlighting any issues with recommended actions.
  • Assist in achieving planned results envisaged in CSD Annual Work Plan-suggest on adjustments and changes on project implementation related to Health, Nutrition and WASH Programmes, to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Prepare monthly reports highlighting key achievements and challenges and submit them to the supervisors for review.
  • Participate in a relevant meeting arranged by LCO/the CSD sect/ Field office.
  • Prepare for donors’ visit, meetings, presentations related to CSD work at the FO level as per
    guidance from CFO and section chief.

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

  • Education:
    University degree in Public Health and Nutrition, Child Development, Social Science, International Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines


  • Experience:
    – A minimum of one year of professional work experience in planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Health, Nutrition, and WASH programmes.
    – Background/familiarity with Emergency is an asset.
  • Language Requirements:
    Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required

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 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)


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 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.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate

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

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 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 the medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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