United Nations Volunteers - Health Officer - Public Private Partnership - Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Volunteers - Health Officer - Public Private Partnership - Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.

Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer.

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply
embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities.

In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers
promote volunteerism through their action and conduct.

Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community.

This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Living Conditions

The incumbent will find his/her own housing arrangements in Nairobi.

Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services are available locally at reasonable cost.

The city is at a high altitude, with sunny days and cooler nights.

There is a short rainy season before Christmas, and longer rains fall from March to May. November to February is generally warm.

No need for central heating, however warm clothes are necessary during the rainy season.

There are several transportation options in
Nairobi, including taxis, buses, mini-buses, and mobile applications for transport.

Public healthcare in Nairobi is generally subpar, but there are private healthcare options that are of better quality.

The city is widely connected through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport.

Organizational Context & Project Description

In September 2017, The Government of Kenya announced at the UN General Assembly the establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform.

The Platform has since received global recognition from the United Nations as one of three most promising practices to accelerate SDG financing and impact and become a flagship programme under Kenya’s new UN Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022 (UNDAF).

The Platform convenes leadership from Government, UN, development partners, private sector, philanthropy, civil society, academia, and faith-based organizations to create SDG accelerator windows to catalyze public private partnerships, investments, and innovations to drive SDG impacts in alignment with Kenya’s “Big Four” agenda.

The Government of Kenya prioritized Universal Health Coverage in its “Big Four Action Plan” announced in January 2018.

Over the course of the year, the Minstry of Health has led a consultative process resulting into the development of Kenya’s UHC roadmap to inform gradual UHC roll-out in the Country,
therewith improving health and well-being of all million Kenyans.

Health financing is a critical enabler for the attainment of UHC in the Country. As Kenya climbs up the middle-income ladder, ODA support from traditional development partners is shrinking.

More resources need to be mobilized through new partnerships with the

private sector, philanthropy, civil society, faithbased organizations and other key stakeholders.

In the meantime, and just as mobile payments have transformed Kenyan markets, tech-innovations in the health sector— from artificial intelligence algorithms that predict disease outbreaks and accelerate disease diagnosis; telemedicine to ease care; to technology optimizing interoperability between health information systems to create dashboards for informed health policy decision making— all have potential to help strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the health sector.

The Ministry of Health, with support of the SDG Partnership Platform, would therefore like to explore opportunities for advancing public private partnerships to advance its UHC agenda.

Task Description

Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Head of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit, and in close consultation of the SDG Partenrship Plarform (SDGPP) PHC Window Coordinator, the UNV will support the Ministry of Health in the following:

  • Support coordination of relevant assessments to inform the formulation of the MOH Health PPP
    strategy and toolkit in Kenya
  • Support coordination of an inclusive and consultative process to develop the MOH Health PPP
    strategy and toolkit in Kenya
  • Support coordination of training and capacity building of national and county government
    representatives in the use of the Health PPP toolkit
  • Review Health PPP concept notes submitted by MOH Headquarters and County Governments and
    provide guidance on appropriate actions
  • Support communications with National and County Governments related to Health PPP policy,
    processes, and practice
  • Support organization of MOH Health PPP workshops, meetings, and other events.
  • Any other PPP related duties assigned by the Ministry of Health


    Education - Additional Comments

  • Degree in public health, economics, finance, business administration, public administration,, or in other related field is required.
  • A specialization or master’s degree is an asset.

    Experience Remark
  • Experience in public private partnerships for Health a distinct asset
  • Experience in program/project management an asset
  • Good understanding of the political, social-economic, and cultural setting s/he will be operating in ishighly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing ability and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

    Language Skills
  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent
  • Area of Expertise
  • Other health related experience Mandatory
  • Other finance, economics and administration related experience Mandatory
  • Area of Expertise Requirement

    Competencies & Values
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Leadership
  • Managing Performance
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Management
  • Working in Teams

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 7th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Volunteers - Health Officer - Public Private Partnership - Jobs in Kenya

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