Purpose for the job:
The Health Specialist (Newborn) reports to the Health Specialist (NOD) for guidance and general supervision. The incumbent of the post will be accountable for working with UNICEF Tanzania Country Office (TCO) to improve newborn survival and health by scaling up interventions and accelerating progress in Tanzania.
Specifically, in close coordination with colleagues in UNICEF TCO health section and other key development partners, the Health Specialist (Newborn) supports preparation of implementation plans, devises and monitors performance metrics and provides advice on technical aspects of improving newborn survival and health to achieve country aspirations for improving newborn health.
Equity-focused approaches and those which focus on gender equality will be especially prioritized. The role will also combine technical work on newborn and maternal health given their significant overlap.
The incumbent will be the country lead for the implementation of newborn related activities such as the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), the Every Mother Every New-born (EMEN) approach, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-UNICEF joint project on improving maternal and newborn health.
The Health Specialist (Newborn) supports the development and preparation of the health programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the health programme (e.g. gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) within the country programme.
The Health Specialist (Newborn) provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results-based management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
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