UNICEF Jobs in South Sudan - Health Officer Vacancies in Malakal

UNICEF Jobs in South Sudan - Health Officer Vacancies in Malakal

Job no: 520131
Work type:
  • Temporary Appointment
    Location:
  • South Sudan
    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.

    Purpose for the job:

    The Health Officer (Temporary Appointment) reports to the Chief Field Office (Malakal, Upper Nile) for supervision, 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.

    Key function, account-abilities and related duties/tasks

  • 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
  • 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 programme implementation
  • Conduct regular programme 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 CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fund raising for health programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health programmes to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF's position and strategies with the UNDAF 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 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.

    Impact of Results
  • The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Health Officer to programme preparation, planning and implementation facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results that directly impact the improvement of the health of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and children in the country.
  • This in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide programme services to protect the rights of children, and to promote greater social equality to enable them to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

    Competencies and level of proficiency required

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

    Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

    Functional Competencies:
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise ((II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

    Recruitment Qualifications

    Education:

  • An advanced university degree in Health or Medical Sciences is required (pediatric health, general health, midwifery, nursing). A Master in Public Health is an asset.

    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.
  • Experience working in a developing context is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

    Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 8th March 2019
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs in South Sudan - Health Officer Vacancies in Malakal

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