Programme Officer

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 champion UNICEF in China promotes policies and laws that better deliver on children's rights. We have about 100 staff members working with the Government of China and other partners to ensure that the benefits of the country's development reach the most impoverished children. And we share what we learn with others. The Child Health and Development (CHD) Team will focus on healthy pregnancy, child health, nutrition and development, and sanitation and hygiene. Aligned with the national priorities of Healthy China 2030, UNICEF will cooperate with the National Health Commission and its technical institutions to address remaining challenges, shifting the focus from child survival to optimal development. UNICEF will strengthen the quality of care and the capacities of the health system, addressing ongoing challenges for neonates, growing burden of child overweight, the emerging environmental health issues; tackle child injuries, including road accidents, delayed development and inadequate services to address congenital or early-life disabilities, and adolescent mental health, with increased engagement to understand adolescents’ needs. To learn more about what we do, please visit How can you make a difference? The Programme Officer (KM) will be a member of a diverse team and contribute to the UNICEF’s  strategy to enhance its role in knowledge sharing and dissemination and support the CHD team to have an increased focus on quality, social  norms research, evidence sharing and knowledge generation and better alignment of evidence and policy. The Officer will have work across different units within the section and will be responsible for the following:
  1. Validate and organize the knowledge, good practices and lessons learnt from national, regional and international evidence related to child health and development, contributing to effective and systematic implementation;
  2. Coordinate and standardize the section-wide approach for documentation, and technically support programme colleagues and national partners in identifying and documenting good practices and their dissemination within the country, regionally and internationally ;
  3. Contribute to the management and quality assurance of research, studies, surveys and evaluations, especially in light of the knowledge generation and sharing agenda
  4. Technically support programme colleagues to formulate Terms of Reference, donor proposals and reports as well as country programme reporting relevant document
  5. Facilitate partnerships with centres of excellence for knowledge generation and support to capacity building (in and outside the country).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in knowledge management, data analysis, communication, or related social policy. A first University Degree in the relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • At least 1-3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in UN agencies, national technical institutes, policy institutes, civil society organizations focused on writing and data visualization skills and policy analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience of using digital platforms an asset
  • Fluency in English and Chinese is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our full competency framework at 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.  
Location: Beijing, China Deadline: 29/12/2020 (China Standard Time) Application link

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