Deadline: 14 July, 2020

Location: New York, United States of America

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist, Environmental Health.


  • Build advocacy, networking and partnership
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with global partners/UN agencies/foundations/donors/research organisations through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to develop capacities
  • Prepare communication, information materials, reports and funding proposals to highlight programme goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness
  • Establish partnership/alliances and support resource mobilisation for health programmes
  • Represent UNICEF and participate in relevant partnership coordination forums by maintaining the highest level of contacts and collaboration with partners working in the area of environmental health
  • Provide technical guidance, quality assurance and advice to UNICEF country offices implementing programmes to address the health impact of lead exposure in children and other environmental pollutants
  • Participate in strategic discussions/planning and provide technical advice
  • Contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote healthy environment interventions in UNICEF’s health programmes
  • Support countries in situation analysis, identify programme opportunities and provide technical assistance to improve programming and delivery of healthy environment interventions in health programmes
  • Provide technical guidance for monitoring and evaluation in coordination with internal and external partners


  • Advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering, Toxicology, Public Health or related field
  • Eight years, minimum, of relevant progressive professional work experience at the national and international levels in environmental health and child health
  • Prior experience in providing technical guidance on public health policy and programme response to environmental pollution and climate change
  • Prior experience in advocacy, policy, strategy development and programme design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Prior experience in partnership building across donors, foundations, multilaterals, academia and governments at international and national level
  • Prior experience working in a developing country is advantageous
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organisation is advantageous
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is  advantageous

To apply and for more information, click here.

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