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UNICEF recruits 01 Health Manager (MNCAH/HIV and HSS), P4, FT « Open for Non-DRC National »

UNICEF recruits 01 Health Manager (MNCAH/HIV and HSS), P4, FT « Open for Non-DRC National »


Kinshasa, RD Congo
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Health Manager (MNCAH/HIV and HSS), P4, FT, Kinshasa, DRC (Open for Non-DRC National), #84129

Job no: 551636

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment

Duty Station: Kinshasa

Level: P-4

Location: Democratic Republic of Congo

Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS

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.

For every child, Health

How can you make a difference?

The Health Manager (MNCAH/HIV and HSS) reports to the Chief of Health for health sector-specific guidance. The Manager supports the Chief in managing the MNCAH/HIV and HSS unit and leads the knowledge management/innovation and developing/preparing programmes/projects in the field on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health including PMTCT/HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The Manager provides authoritative technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results of MNCAH/HIV and HSS programmes/projects according to plans allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The HIV/AIDS and Maternal, Newborn,Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) Programme aims to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care and achieve elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and ensure the Adolescent Girl is equipped with capacity and skills to handle their sexual reproductive health and HIV issues, including securing access to GBV care. Through a Health Systems Strengthening approach, the health Manager will drive and coordinate UNICEF’s support and delivery of an integrated effort at achieving HIV free and healthy newborns, ensuring that all pregnant and breastfeeding women, especially adolescent pregnant are able to access and/or continue prenatal, delivery and post- natal care, and that appropriate treatment, care and support is available for all women living with HIV, their children and partners.  This will only be feasible if worked out through an integrated approach with nutrition, WASH, protection, gender and PSEA sections to ensure that rights of women and children are all fulfilled and services provided with quality.

Key Function, Accountabilities and related duties/tasks

1.  Managerial Leadership

Lead and manage the MNCAH/HIV/AIDS and HSS component of the section’s annual work plan with the MNCAH/HIV/AIDS and HSS team and set priorities and targets, and ensure that they are aligned with other key sections (nutrition, WASH, protection, gender and PSEA) priorities and targets .

Supervise MNCAH/HIV/AIDS and HSS team members by providing them with clear objectives, goals, direction, and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently, and maintain continuous integration and cross sectorial work with other sections colleagues, to ensure synergy and reach better comprehensive results for children and women.

2.  Programme development and planning

Plan and provide technical support and guidance for the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis to establish a comprehensive and updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programmes. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.

3.  Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programmes, with disaggregation by geographic, age, gender and disability for key indicators to enable documentation by inclusion.

4.  Advisory services and technical support

Collaborate and consult with key government officials, NGO partners, especially the GIBS (Groupe Inter-Bailleur pour la Santé), UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies, best practices, and approaches on health-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.

Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice and to contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health,HIV- AIDS and child survival and development.

5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, the GIBS (Groupe Inter-Bailleur pour la Santé), allies, donors, and academia. Through active networking, advocacy and effective communication, build capacity and exchange knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of programme goals on child rights, social justice and equity.

6.  Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programmes/projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.

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

Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Fluency in English and French is required.

Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.  Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Deadline: 19 Jun 2022 W. Central Africa Standard TimePOSTULER

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