Immunization Manager – UNICEF – Luanda, Angola

Immunization Manager – UNICEF – Luanda, Angola

The incumbent is accountable for professional leadership and innovation in the development, planning, implementation, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and oversight management of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF’s immunization plus goals and objectives for the country.

Accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

Main Duties

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong leadership.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system.
  • All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

Requirements

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Paediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to Immunization.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & health care.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or another Latin language is highly desired. Another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) or a local language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

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International Specialist – Phytosanitary Certification – FAO – Home Based

International Specialist – Phytosanitary Certification – FAO – Home Based

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Conduct expert assessment and review the status of the Georgian Phytosanitary System in legislative approximation and their implementation accordance to the commitments listed in the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia, Annex XI-B.
  • Review in detail the arrangements, workflows and practices of the NFA/Phytosanitary Department, including the ongoing work on establishment of Phytosanitary Registers, conducted with assistance from the Czech Development Agency.
  • On the basis of the findings, provide support for the improvement of the NFA’s electronic phytosanitary system, through the elaboration of a strategic technical document providing guidance and recommendations for the development and introduction of a national system for the issuance of paper and electronic phytosanitary certificates and its alignment to the requirements and practices of the European Union.
  • Meet with relevant stakeholders in the MEPA, NFA and relevant business operators and review the level of readiness in terms of awareness and capacity for the use of electronic system for the issuance of phytosanitary certificates.
  • Support the NFA/Phytosanitary Department and MEPA in the development of a curriculum and training materials for phytosanitary inspectors and other relevant stakeholders in conducting pest risk analysis (PRA).
  • Provide Train the Trainer support in conducting PRA for the relevant NFA staff at the central level and advise the NFA/Phytosanitary Department and MEPA on the roll-out of the training for all relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform other related functions as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in plant production;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as institutional/regulative expert, preferably working in/with the public sector;
  • At least 5 years of experience in relation to pest risk analysis and phytosanitary certification;
  • Working knowledge of English (level C).
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Responsibilities

Technical Support and Programming
  • Participate in the design, development of methodology and planning of situation analyzes, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of the country program, as well as all relevant research related thereto;
  • Promote new methodologies and tools for data collection, monitoring / evaluation of interventions, projects and programs;
  • Contribute to the collection of data needed to update and monitor the implementation of the Office Management Plan (Strategic Information System) and the preparation of the Office Annual Report (COAR);
  • Contribute to the database feed of the entire UNFPA assistance program in Guinea and other UNFPA units;
  • Contribute to the preparation, organization, and participation in the statutory meetings of the Program (quarterly, annual) and coordinate the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations emanating from these statutory meetings;
  • Organizing and conducting thematic and country program evaluations in line with the country program evaluation plan;
  • Coordinate the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations emanating from activity reports, mission reports, and audit reports;
  • Participate in field visits and evaluation missions and prepare contributions to status reports on interventions and projects; analyze factors affecting the achievement of results, and recommend corrective actions and follow up on these recommendations;
  • Facilitate the follow-up by other Program Managers, the Work Plans under their responsibility (make available mapped data on the implementation of the program in the areas of intervention, make available updated information on national consultants, stakeholders in the population domain);
  • Analyze and evaluate the data to ensure quality and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions where appropriate;
  • Be aware of relevant surveys and evaluation reports and inform the country office of the relevance of these reports to UNFPA programs;
  • Ensure that statistics generated by UNFPA are available on an ongoing basis to enable appropriate tracking of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, among others;
  • Encourage the improvement and harmonization of the content of the monitoring / evaluation tools;
  • Promote the use of tools and monitoring and evaluation approaches with implementing agents, (government structures, NGOs, etc.) partners of the program;
  • Work with colleagues in the program team to develop project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participate in donor meetings and public information events proposed by management;
  • Be available for any other administrative or program task at the request of the supervisor.
Training and Knowledge Management
  • Ensure the creation and documentation of knowledge on current and emerging trends in population development, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender equality, through analysis of programs, projects, strategies, approaches, experiences and best practices;
  • Assist the country office in researching and identifying information to launch evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with the relevant Guinean authorities, and advance the country program;
Capacity Development in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Promote participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation by training and involving partner organizations in monitoring and evaluating activities;
  • Participate in the United Nations Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (GISE) and other relevant inter-agency data / statistics groups, maintain strong working relationships and regularly exchange information with United Nations partners ;
  • Identify training needs for capacity building in monitoring and evaluation both internally at the country office and externally with implementing partners and guide the planning and organization of monitoring and evaluation training programs;
  • Keep abreast of evolving M & E communities of practice and maintain close collaboration with the regional M & E advisor;
  • Represent UNFPA in working groups and working groups on data and contribute substantially to maintaining UNFPA’s leadership in the provision of demographic data for development;
  • Coordinate and coach all relevant country office units for the timely quarterly submission of information from the Strategic Information System (SIS) platform online, as well as the annual submission of the country office annual report;
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements

Academic training
  • Have a higher degree (Master or more) in Mathematics, Statistics, Health Economics, Social Sciences, Demography, Public Health, or any other related field.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Have at least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Program / Population Project Monitoring / Evaluation, particularly in a field related to maternal health, adolescent / youth reproductive health issues, or equality / gender equity;
  • Have the ability to train on Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Have a good capacity for analysis, synthesis and strategic planning;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and be able to work in a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent knowledge of French and knowledge of English would be an asset
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You will play a vital role in the implementation of the country program, providing technical support and quality advice on programming and monitoring and evaluation; while ensuring strong knowledge management and capacity building within the country office and the broader network of national partners.

You will build close relationships with the program team, as well as consultants, advisors and experts, and you will develop collaborative relationships with your government counterparts, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address follow-up issues. and program evaluation. You will effectively influence your counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the fulfillment of UNFPA’s mandate. You will have strategic oversight of the country office’s monitoring and evaluation activities, with the responsibility of contributing in a concrete and effective way to strengthening a results-based programming and management culture.

Main Duties

Technical Support and Programming
  • Participate in the design, development of methodology and planning of situation analysis, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of the country program, as well as all relevant research related thereto;
  • Promote new methodologies and tools for data collection, monitoring / evaluation of interventions, projects and programs;
  • Contribute to the collection of data needed to update and monitor the implementation of the Office Management Plan (Strategic Information System) and the preparation of the Office Annual Report (COAR);
  • Contribute to the database feed of the entire UNFPA assistance program in Guinea and other UNFPA units;
  • Contribute to the preparation, organization, and participation in the statutory meetings of the Program (quarterly, annual) and coordinate the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations emanating from these statutory meetings;
  • Organizing and conducting thematic and country program evaluations in line with the country program evaluation plan;
  • Coordinate the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations emanating from activity reports, mission reports, and audit reports;
  • Participate in field visits and evaluation missions and prepare contributions to status reports on interventions and projects; analyze factors affecting the achievement of results, and recommend corrective actions and follow up on these recommendations;
  • Facilitate the follow-up by other Program Managers, the Work Plans under their responsibility (make available mapped data on the implementation of the program in the areas of intervention, make available updated information on national consultants, stakeholders in the population domain);
  • Analyze and evaluate the data to ensure quality and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions where appropriate;
  • Be aware of relevant surveys and evaluation reports and inform the country office of the relevance of these reports for UNFPA programs;
  • Ensure that statistics generated by UNFPA are available on an ongoing basis to enable appropriate tracking of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, among others;
  • Encourage the improvement and harmonization of the content of the monitoring / evaluation tools;
  • Promote the use of tools and monitoring and evaluation approaches with implementing agents, (government structures, NGOs, etc.) partners of the program;
  • Work with colleagues in the program team to develop project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participate in donor meetings and public information events proposed by management;
  • Be available for any other administrative or program task at the request of the supervisor.
Training and Knowledge Management
  • Ensure the creation and documentation of knowledge on current and emerging trends in population development, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender equality, through analysis of programs, projects, strategies, approaches, experiences and best practices;
  • Assist the country office in researching and identifying information to launch evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with the relevant Guinean authorities, and advance the country program;
Capacity Development in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Promote participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation by training and involving partner organizations in monitoring and evaluating activities;
  • Participate in the United Nations Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (GISE) and other relevant inter-agency data / statistics groups, maintain strong working relationships and regularly exchange information with United Nations partners ;
  • Identify training needs for capacity building in monitoring and evaluation both internally at the country office and externally with implementing partners and guide the planning and organization of monitoring and evaluation training programs;
  • Keep abreast of evolving M & E communities of practice and maintain close collaboration with the regional M & E advisor;
  • Represent UNFPA in working groups and working groups on data and contribute substantially to maintaining UNFPA’s leadership in the provision of demographic data for development;
  • Coordinate and coach all relevant country office units for the timely quarterly submission of information from the Strategic Information System (SIS) platform online, as well as the annual submission of the country office annual report;
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Qualifications and Experience

Academic training
  • Have a higher degree (Master or more) in Mathematics, Statistics, Health Economics, Social Sciences, Demography, Public Health, or any other related field.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Have at least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Program / Population Monitoring and Evaluation, particularly in a field related to maternal health, adolescent / youth reproductive health issues, or equality / gender equity;
  • Have the ability to train on Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Have a good capacity for analysis, synthesis and strategic planning;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and be able to work in a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent knowledge of French and knowledge of English would be an asset
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

National Professional Officer – WHO – Ankara

National Professional Officer – WHO – Ankara

Description of Duties

To support the implementation of strategies and work plans of WHO Health Emergency Programme in Turkey, with particular focus on prevention, preparedness, risk management and capacity building for humanitarian and health emergencies the incumbent is assigned the following duties:

  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of strategies and work plans for WHO emergency operations at the country level in Ankara.
  • Support the implementation of operations in response to the protracted refugee situation in Turkey, ensuring close coordination and smooth functioning between the operational and technical/programmatic components, ensuring clear lines of communications with the Regional Office in Copenhagen, with EMRO and HQ.
  • Support monitoring, evaluation and reporting of activities and compile lessons to be learnt.
  • Support the expansion of the national coordination mechanisms to ensure the concerted approach of WHO in all areas of the emergency response operations, as well as facilitate and promote the mobilization of resources with a broad range of UN Agencies, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations/institutions and donor representatives. Contribute to the identification of needs, resources and gaps, and facilitate deployment arrangements, logistic and operational support to bolster WHO’s emergency response operations.
  • Promote and foster effective collaboration with and provide technical advice to other agencies, with emphasis on the coordination and consolidation of health sector activities at the national level as well as in support of the field operations in Gaziantep.
  • Act as liaison between national authorities in Ankara and the field operations in Gaziantep contributing to the strengthening and gear up of WHO’s response capacity, including identifying needs and funding gaps.
  • Support the Ministry of Health in developing, implementing, evaluating national health systems strengthening and crisis preparedness and response strategies at national and local levels by updating, reviewing and adapting relevant guidelines, materials and tools, and in performing training needs assessments, organizing and implementing training activities.
  • Facilitate smooth information flow of BCA activities between MoH and other involved institutions and EURO through sharing of reports, meetings, etc.
  • Coordinate the preparatory and early implementation tasks related to smooth inception of the Geographically Dispersed Office for Preparedness for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies, in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Any other related duties as agreed with the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • University degree in medicine, public health, disaster management, social sciences or related field.

Desirable

  • An advanced degree or studies in medicine, public health management or public administration; training in diseases management or a related subject.
Experience

Essential

  • At least five years of national work experience in the field of management of public health programmes/systems, including emergency and humanitarian response, with emphasis on management and capacity building.
  • Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships and/or experience in emergency-stricken countries.

Desirable

  • Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in emergency risk and crisis management or experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs
Use of Language Skills
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Expert knowledge of Turkish.
Closing date for applications 31 December 2019 before midnight.

Psychologist – IOM – Basra, Iraq

Psychologist – IOM – Basra, Iraq

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Facilitate MHPSS needs assessment in designated communities.
  • Provide counselling services for communities’ members.
  • Identify sever cases that requires specialized intervention and refer them to the appropriate health institutions. Organize a system of referral in an outpatient mode.
  • Provide Psychosocial first aid and emotional support to affected population in case of sudden/on-going emergency.
  • Train focal points/volunteers in camp and communities on psychosocial support related issues.
  • Participate in the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the program:
  • Organize and lead support groups, focus group discussions and awareness raising sessions.
  • Develop, manage and facilitate activity plan.
  • Support the Team Leader with the day operation regularly monitor and map the needs and social dynamics in the concerned areas of operation:
  • Contribute to massage related to Mental health, peace and social cohesion (conflict management, cultural awareness, peaceful inter-group interactions) and protection to be disseminated to the affected population.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Team Leader or Project Officer.

Required Qualifications Education

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with two years of work experience
  • Post-graduate studies in Psychology and/or Psychosocial Support in emergency settings will be considered as an advantage.
Experience and Skills
  • Previous work experience providing psychosocial support in a conflict setting is mandatory.
  • Previous experiences in counselling and protection activities in related Governments of intervention is an advantage.
  • Experience in communicating and working with a wide range of people, including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Languages
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic are required;
  • Any other language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 10 December 2019 before midnight.

Technical Officer (Health Information) – WHO – Honiara

Technical Officer (Health Information) – WHO – Honiara

Description of Duties

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of WHO Country Office in Solomon Islands and the Health Systems Coordinator, with support from the Division of Pacific Technical Support and other colleagues in the Regional Office, the staff member will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the technical preparations for initiating a programme to strengthen HIS including preparations and conducting of country workshops in HIS.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the digital health strategy including analysing systems, conducting workshops and creating work plans.
  • Support the HIS Unit in the evaluation of different tools as well as their integration into the existing digital health landscape of the country.
  • Support the HIS Unit and Chief Medical Statistician in collecting and disseminating quality and timely data to enable the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to make evidence-based decisions.
  • Support the Solomon Islands in strengthening civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) including death notifications, verbal autopsies and births registrations.
  • Support technical programmes in reviewing and analysing mortality and risk factor data using the WHO Global Burden of Disease tools.
  • Establish and sustain effective working relationships with regional and global partners and relevant stakeholders to improve the national health information systems.
  • Undertake other tasks and assigned duties as required.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • University degree in health sciences, engineering, information systems or other related fields requiring quantitative analytical skills from a recognized university.

Desirable

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, information management, health informatics or related fields, and/or other advanced degree requiring quantitative analytical skills from a recognized university.
Experience

Essential

  • At least five years’ relevant work experience including at the international level in developing countries.

Desirable

  • Experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Technical Officer – WHO – Copenhagen, Denmark

Technical Officer – WHO – Copenhagen, Denmark

Description of Duties

  • Coordinates the liaison between WHO and UNICEF in relation to the prequalification of Medical products and other Heatlh Technologies;
  • Advises the Group Lead in planning, management and coordination of assessments carried out in the WHO Prequalification Team’s Medicines Assessment group;
  • Provides technical assessment and evaluation of submitted dossiers from pharmaceutical manufacturers with respect to quality;
  • Liaises and communicates with pharmaceutical manufacturers on dossiers submitted for prequalification;
  • Develops, maintains and enhances standard operating procedures, guidelines and related quality assurance systems for PQT;
  • Provides expert advice on technical issues related to quality issues of medicine as well as providing technical expertise in relevant meetings and Expert Advisory groups;
  • Manages the reception, storage and general organization of the product dossiers of PQT, stored at the UNICEF offices in Copenhagen and make available the dossiers to other assessors and inspectors, for example for the assessment weeks organized by WHO.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • An advanced university level degree (masters level or above) in pharmaceutical sciences, or related field.
Experience

Essential

  • At least seven years of national/international working experience in a national regulatory agency as an assessor of the quality part of the dossier or related professional experience with in depth knowledge and hands-on experience of dealing with the pharmaceutical quality aspects of marketing authorizations.

Desirable

  • Experience in the administration and management of quality management systems.
Skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of medicines regulation with special emphasis on the assessment of the quality part of the marketing authorization dossiers.
  • In-depth knowledge of WHO quality standards for pharmaceutical products and international regulatory requirements for marketing authorization of medicinal products.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems.
  • Good professional drafting and communication skills.
  • Expertise in working together with other regulatory experts.
  • Ability to work under time pressures.

Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

Nutrition Officer – UNICEF – Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Nutrition Officer – UNICEF – Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

The Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programmes/projects within the Country Programme, from development planning to delivery of results, the incumbent will mainly focus on the Nutrition program implementation in the Host community at Cox’s Bazar. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of results.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Support to programme development and planning
  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the programme sector(s) for the development, design and management of nutrition related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, 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 nutrition 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 alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision-making. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess programmes/projects and to report on required action and interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation, goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures, 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 exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues 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 nutrition-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.
Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of 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.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

Requirements

Education
  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.
Experience
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight.

Internship – Adolescent and HIV, HIV/AIDS Section – New York

Internship – Adolescent and HIV, HIV/AIDS Section – New York

Main duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Specialist – Adolescents and HIV, HIV Section, the intern will
  • Contribute to the Section’s knowledge management function through participation in the development of a series of analytical reports, advocacy briefs, technical briefs, and short updates on adolescent prevention;
  • Assist in the preparation of literature reviews, evidence syntheses, and other analytical work;
  • Participate in global dialogues on mounting an effective response to HIV amongst adolescent girls (in generalized epidemics) and adolescent key populations
  • Participate in HQ-based technical assistance to field offices;
  • Participate in preparation of various internal and external consultations and convenings;
  • Attend program-related events at UNICEF Headquarters
Benefits to the Intern
  • This internship will complement formal academic training and field experience, by providing further exposure to HIV in Adolescence, within the context of the Joint UN HIV Programme and its Division of Labour on Youth Prevention.
  • The internship will provide an opportunity to expand existing technical and/or scientific writing skills, gain hands-on experience organizing high-level consultations, and apply newly acquired technical and research skills to identify pertinent content for literature reviews and tool development.
  • Particularly driven candidates will have opportunities to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • The internship will avail insight into the operations of UNICEF, the UN architecture, and how international cooperation achieves its objectives in the HIV sector.

Minimum Requirements

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an undergraduate school and has completed at least two years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of an undergraduate degree (if the candidate is 18 years old, this replaces the two-year bachelor’s completion requirement); or, Graduate Degree Program (i.e., Master’s, PhD).  It should also state the expected graduation date.  Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion.
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID)
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address

Note: Individuals are responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate (Master’s) or undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the area of public health, medical anthropology, health communications, gender studies, social sciences or a related field, or completed at least two year of full-time studies of the undergraduate degree;
  • Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records;
  • Coursework or experience related to HIV programming is a requirement;
  • Previous work experience is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese), or a local language, is an asset.
Closing date for applications 15 December 2019 before midnight.

Volunteer role – Paediatrician – VSO

Volunteer role – Paediatrician – VSO

Role overview

This is a volunteer role. The objectives of the volunteer placement include but are not limited to:

  • Build the capacity of health workers and clinical senior staff in management of essential newborn and maternal care through training, coaching and mentoring to improve the quality of health services.
  • Support development of manuals and protocols for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Advising, where needed, on the NICU refurbishment and set-up process.
  • Take the lead in the design of all specialist paediatric medical services (specifically for newborns) working together with hospital/health facility staff
  • Strengthen the VSO established NICU to ensure consistent, quality care, including the referral system.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essentials
  • Qualified medical professional (MD) specialised in pediatrics and preferable further specialisation in neonatology.
  • Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of proven specialist experience and training in paediatrics within a hospital setting of which at least 2 years in neonatal care and department management
  • In the UK you need to have completed ST5 prior to departure for most roles, however doctors at ST3 and ST4 level might be accepted for some placements.
  • Prior experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in the area of paediatric care is desirable.
  • For roles in Ethiopia please note we require fully qualified paediatricians
Desirable
  • Work experience as paediatrician in Africa.
  • Experience of department management
  • Excellent team management and leadership skills
  • Resource management: optimisation of specialist medical

Countries where VSO is currently running Health programmes needing Pediatricians are Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Sierraleon.

Closing date for applications 30 June 2020 before midnight.

Volunteer Role – Midwife – VSO

Volunteer Role – Midwife – VSO

Role overview

This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:

  • Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.
  • Support the roll-out of the national Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.
  • Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential
  • Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.
  • Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.
  • Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.
  • Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)
  • Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, – hospital and health facility settings – as well as in the community setting
  • Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written)

For Tanzania

  • Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.)
  • Desirable
  • Masters of Science in Midwifery
  • Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care
  • Basic computer skills
  • Previous developing country work experience
  • Experience of community engagement approaches
  • Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism
  • Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability
Closing date for applications 30 June 2019 before midnight.

Volunteer Role – Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – VSO

Volunteer role – Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – VSO

Role overview

The ideal person in this role will:

  • Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynaecological services in targeted health facilities and improve quality of caesarean sections.
  • Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.
  • Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labour wards and level four health care facilities.
  • Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)
  • Plan and organise outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential
  • Qualified Medical degree with specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Note: For Sierra Leone –
  • The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan
  • Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency
  • You are fully accredited in your home country.
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Closing date for applications 30 June 2019 before midnight.

NPO (Drug Resistant and Latent TB) – New Delhi, India

NPO (Drug Resistant and Latent TB), New Delhi, India

Description of Duties

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to India and the Deputy WHO Representative to India, the direct supervision of the Team Lead (Communicable Diseases), the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide technical contribution to the Union Government for policy and guideline development for universal access to quality-assured diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB and Latent TB, mobilize the necessary resources, and facilitate the required technical assistance.
  • Co-ordinate actions from various stakeholders such as the Union Government, technical and developmental partners concerning the preparation and the execution of the plan to scale up towards novel interventions for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) and Latent TB like universal access to drug susceptibility guided treatment addressing the epidemiological diversity of drug resistance with newer anti-TB drugs and shorter regimen; palliative care, social protection and all relevant interventions.
  • Provide technical contribution to Central TB Division and WHO collaborating centers in the country for operational research for innovative diagnostics, treatment, and case management strategies for DR-TB and Latent TB.
  • Provide technical contribution to Union and State governments for the supervision, monitoring, and evaluation of national scale-up towards universal access to quality-assured diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant TB.
  • Provide technical contribution for development of monitoring systems for DR-TB management including electronic case-based notification system.
  • Provide coaching, training, technical support and supervision on drug resistant TB to the Medical Consultants of the WHO/RNTCP Technical Assistance Project for implementation and monitoring of the National Strategic Plan, evidence generation through research andinnovation.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert of the WHO Country Office India on Drug Resistant TB and Latent TB.
  • Support the information brokering/exchange function of WHO India through contributions to the health information repository at the WHO India by collation, analysis and sharing of relevant health information and statistics.
  • Prepare administrative and technical reports, publications and undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisors.
  • Advocate with donor partners / corporates to mobilize extra-budgetary funds for DR-TB activities.
  • Collaborate with other staff of WHO country office for India on matters related to management of other drug resistant diseases.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential:

  • Degree in Medicine from a recognized university or equivalent degree

Desirable:

  • Postgraduate degree or an advanced university degree in public health / community medicine/epidemiology
Experience

Essential:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the area of public health, including at least 2 years of experience with effective activities for ending TB including drug resistant TB.

Desirable:

  • Experience of work in UN and/or other international organization.
  • Experience of working with donors and international partners. At least 5 peer-reviewed publications on public health or TB in recognized journals as author/co-author.
  • Experience in mentoring and supervising public health professionals.
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight.

NPO (Public Health and Environment) – Maputo, Mozambique

NPO (Public Health and Environment) – Maputo, Mozambique

Description of Duties

Under the guidance of the WR and in direct supervision of the Technical Officer/Climate Change and Health, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

  • Serve as the primary liaison for malaria vector control and environmental health between the MoH and WHO;
  • Support the implementation of the integrated vector management strategy in the country;
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP in rolling out malaria vector control interventions;
  • Support insecticide resistance (IR) and vector mapping;
  • Conduct training for vector control officers and other staff in-Entomological Surveillance-Field, entomological work including mosquito identification and collection, preservation and transport, maintenance of field insectaries, conducting bioassays, vector susceptibility and insecticide resistance monitoring. -Vector control interventions (IRS, LLINs, LSM);
  • Participate in development, review, implementation and monitoring of national malaria strategic, operational plans and integrated vector management strategy;
  • Support the control of other disease vectors (Dengue; Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, Zika, Rift Valley Fever), in the context of IVM;
  • Participate in field entomological activities and ensure that NMCP field teams follow all WHO approved guidelines, protocols and techniques for mosquito collection and test;
  • Promote stronger collaboration and coordination between the NMCP and others malaria control and elimination initiatives;
  • Provide technical support in the area of Protection of the Human Environment of the Office;
  • Provide technical support to government to implement national strategies and policies to promote key objectives and targets in the identification and management of environmental risk factors to human health;
  • Undertake situation analysis and needs assessment for addressing health and environment challenges and linkages to ensure adequate technical and strategic support the country in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of joint national action plans;
  • Plan and organize programs for capacity building on Environmental health initiatives and other the related cross cutting areas;
  • Identify entry points for the integration of climate variability and change considerations within national vector-borne diseases control programmes;
  • Support the IPO in the organization, implementation and monitoring of relevant climate change and health activities (as included in project documents on climate change and health being implemented at country level);
  • Support the IPO in the development of relevant training packages, policies, strategies and action plans on climate change and health and in the organization of relevant capacity-building activities at country level;
  • Conduct a variety of community outreach activities concerning the extension of community based networks for improved health environment targeted towards preventing diseases;
  • Liaise with national counterparts, technical departments at HQ, donors, and development partners (UN and bilateral institutions) to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to the programme
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential:

  • University degree in biology or environmental Health, or health related, with post-graduate in entomology or public health or environmental science or Science

Desirable:

  • Advanced university degree in environmental or public health or Science.Proven skills in training and human resources development in entomology
Experience

Essential:

  • At least five years of experience in the management of malaria vector control at national and regional level, with field experience on malaria vector surveillance, monitoring of insecticide resistance and monitoring and evaluation. Experience in project management and capacity development.

Desirable:

  • Experience in working for UN agencies or international organizationsProven field experience on malaria vector surveillance and monitoring and evaluation.Previous experience in a field and laboratory relevant to entomology.Experience in environmental health, climate change and WASH
Skills
  • Sound knowledge of the principles, practice, methodology and techniques in entomology, epidemiology, and public health.
  • Skills to collect, analyze and use data for program monitoring and evaluation.Strong skills in data analysis and technical report writing.
  • Skills to work with partners proactively, including effective chairmanship of stakeholder meetings on vector control management
Use of Language Skills
  • Expert knowledge of Portuguese.
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight.

ESPEN SCH/STH Roster of Experts – Multiple locations

ESPEN SCH/STH Roster of Experts – Multiple locations

Main Duties

  • Use WHO guidelines, EPEN SOPs and templates provided by ESPEN to support countries in planning for MDA, NTD Mapping, and other NTD surveys.
  • Use WHO guidelines, EPEN SOPs and templates provided by ESPEN to train field personnel for MDA, NTD Mapping, and other NTD surveys.
  • Support social mobilization for Mapping, MDA and surveys;
  • Conduct training of country NTD programme staff and their implementing partners for mapping, MDA, other NTD surveys including, including sentinel site surveillance, TAS and impact assessments, SCM, and M&E.
  • Support any other outstanding issues on the NTD Programme in country as may be relevant, including status of the Master Plan, joint application package (JAP) and routine reporting on data from the NTD programme, and provide any needed training to the NTD programme in these areas.
  • Support high level advocacy for NTDs

Education

  • At least a first university degree in public health or related field

Skills and competencies

  • Skills in analysis of NTD Programme, situation analysis and planning of technical interventions for control and elimination of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases, field knowledge of lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and trachoma are an added advantage.

Experience

  • Knowledge of SCH/STH and experience in Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs;
  • Experience with laboratory or field components of SCH/STH;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience post academic qualifications, working in clinical or public health;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, participatory skills and a team player;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Work experience in African countries will be an added advantage;

Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of English or French, or Portuguese
Closing date for applications 30 November 2019 before midnight.

Volunteer role: Midwife

Volunteer role: Midwife – Role Overview

This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:  Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.  Support the roll-out of the National Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.  At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.  Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.  Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.  Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.  Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)  Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, – hospital and health facility settings – as well as in the community setting  Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written) For Tanzania:  Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.) Desirable  Masters of Science in Midwifery  Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care  Basic computer skills  Previous developing country work experience – Experience of community engagement approaches  Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism  Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability

Application Closing Date – 31 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse

Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse – Role overview

The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities. You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Currently, jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Qualified Nurse specialised in Neonatal Nursing  Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body  Current experience as a registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least 3-5 years.  At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in the Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.  Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritise workload

Desirable  Masters of Science in Nursing  Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care  Basic computer skill  Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching  Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Application Closing Date: 3 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – Role overview

The ideal person in this role will:  Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynaecological services in targeted health facilities and improve the quality of caesarean sections.  Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.  Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labour wards and level four health care facilities.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)  Plan and organise outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:  Qualified Medical degree with a specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.  A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone – The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan  Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency  You are fully accredited in your home country.  You have the ability to work with limited technical resources  You have experience in training, coaching and supervision  Fluent English proficiency  IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Countries, where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions, are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leon.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Application Closing Date – 25 January 2020

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