UNICEF Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan

UNICEF Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan


  • The Health Officer reports to the Health Specialist - Malakal for supervision under the oversight of the Chiefs of Field Office, whilst receiving technical support from the health section in Juba.

  • The Health Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health Programme 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.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support to programme development and planning

    • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health related programmes. Research and report on development trends (e.g. health, political social, economic) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.

  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.

    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.

    • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

    • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions.

  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.

    • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), and verify compliance with approved allocation and goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, as well as donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity.

  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders.

  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

    • Prepare regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

    Technical and operational support to health programme implementation

    • Conduct regular programme monitoring and field visits and surveys,
    and share information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.

    • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on health-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

    Networking and partnership building

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.

    • Draft communication and information materials for advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fund raising for health programmes.

    • Participate in appropriate inter-agency mechanisms on health programmes to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on joint operational planning and preparation of health programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the health sector development and planning process.

    • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share data and lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.

    • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.

    • Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.

    • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

    Minimum Qualifications & Competencies

  • Education A university degree in Medicine, Nursing or Midwifery is required.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.

  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or non-government organization is considered as an asset.


  • Proficiency Fluency in English is required.

  • Knowledge of another official UN language (e.g. Arabic) or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.


  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Health Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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