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UNICEF recruits 01 Health Officer

UNICEF recruits 01 Health Officer

Health Officer, NOB, FT, Tunis, Tunisia#9306
Job Number: 520428 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Middle East and North Africa: Tunisia
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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?
For 70 years, UNICEF endeavor to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.
The Health Officer reports to the ECD Specialist for supervision. The Health Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the health-related components 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.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1.       Support to programme development and planning
2.       Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
3.       Technical and operational support to programme implementation
4.       Networking and partnership building
5.       Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Support to programme development and planning:
Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health related programme including relevant nutrition and WASH related components. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) 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 inter-sectoral 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.
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.
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 and nutrition 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 related programmes.
Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health related programmes to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health and nutrition 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 result:
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 child survival and development 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.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, child development, global/international health, health policy and/or management, or another relevant technical field
A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, programme management function or a technical expert capacity in child survival & health care.
Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or 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.
Skills:
Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
Analyzing (II)
Applying technical expertise ((II)
Learning and researching (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
View our competency framework at  http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
Remarks:
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.
Closing Date Fri Mar 22 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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