UNICEF recruits 01 Health Specialist
Temporary Appointment: Health Specialist, NOC, Bujumbura, Burundi (11 months) post# 109735 (Open for Burundi Nationals Only)
Job Number: 520431 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Burundi
Work Type : Temporary 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.
The Health Specialist, with specific expertise on maternal and newborn health (MNH) programmes, reports to the Head of Health/Nutrition Section, for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of the health programme (e.g. gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) within the country programme. He/She will provide 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.
How can you make a difference?
Support to programme development and planning
Support and contribute to the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the health/Nutrition sector to establish an operational plan for the projectâ€™ implementation;
Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programmes management, efficiency and delivery;
Participate in strategic program discussions on the planning of health programmes;
Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results;
Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of project planning with other sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
Actively monitor programs/projects, particularly the JICA funded grant, through meetings with partners and/or exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution;
Follow up on the implementation of the project activities;
Plan and monitor to ensure program activities and spending are completed on time;
Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources;
Prepare regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donor and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
Technical and operational support to program implementation
Build partner capacity through training on Essential Obstetric and Neonatal Care, BEmONC and on 5S-KAIZEN to deliver improved quality maternal and new-born health services; Â
Provide technical guidance and operational support to partners from the MoH and NGO to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results, particularly related to monitoring;
Participate in discussions with national partners, clients and stakeholders to promote health and development issues, especially in the areas of maternal and neonatal health, and child survival and development;
Support the management, and execution of project activities;
As required, participate in health and nutrition program meetings.
Networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, 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;
Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health-related issues specifically on Maternal and new born health ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Organize and implement trainings, serving as the trainer, to strengthen partner capacity related to Maternal and new born health (MNH);
Support basic assessment of health facilities;
Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects;
Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health-related programs/projects;
Support evaluation of trainings and knowledge management to ensure learning is documented;
Support the management, and execution of project activities;
Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree in Health (Doctor of Medicine), a Master in Public Health is an asset.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the health field, including maternal and child health.
Experience in a position of responsibility at the operational level (Health district / Hospital)
Extensive experience in a bilateral and /or international cooperation project
Relevant experience in inter-agency mechanisms for project coordination in maternal and child health
Fluency in French and local language (Kirundi). Knowledge of English is 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.
The competencies required for this post are….
Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise (III)
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.
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 Thu Mar 21 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)