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Re-advertisement: Health Officer, NOB, Temporary Appointment (364 days), #122666, Dhaka, Bangladesh #558712 (For Bangladeshi nationals only)

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Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Dhaka
Level: NO-2
Location: Bangladesh
Categories: Health

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, hope.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Assignment:

The Health Officer reports to the Health Specialist for close guidance and supervision and receives overall guidance and supervision from Chief Health. The Health Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health Programme, specifically in areas of environmental health, climate change and emergency preparedness and response within the Country Programme, from development, planning, to delivery of results, by preparing, executing, managing, and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, and evaluating and reporting of results.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

For details please see attached TOR: Download File ToR - Health Officer NOB TA Dhaka.docx

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: environmental health, climate science, environment / geography / geology /soil science, public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health management, biostatistics, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field. 
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: environmental health and climate change programming,
  • Experience in health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and public health planning and management, is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Government structures and systems is preferred.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or developmental organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  2. Works Collaboratively with others
  3. Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  4. Innovates and Embraces Change
  5. Thinks and Acts Strategically
  6. Drive to achieve impactful results
  7. Manages ambiguity and complexity

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.


*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

*The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at 

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