Health Associate

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

This UNV assignment is part of UNICEF’s Health Programme, specifically Immunization.

The multitude of crisis in Lebanon has impacted all sectors with immunization program witnessing a direct impact. Following the economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic immunization program, immunization coverages have dropped by 31% in public sector and 46% in private sector compared to the same period the previous year in 2020[i]. Lebanon’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) being implemented through public health facilities have reported >30% drop in coverages both in 2021 and 2022 compared to period before the crisis in 2019. The large cohort of un/under vaccinated children pose a significant risk of outbreaks from vaccine preventable diseases. UNICEF is collaborating with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and partners to reach and vaccinate missed children at community level to bridge the immunity gap. UNICEF with the worsening situation, continues to provide support to Ministry of Public Health, in providing all routine vaccines for free to more than 800 public immunization point, builds capacity of vaccinators on different technical aspects of immunization and cold chain (such as introduction of new vaccines, administration of safe vaccines), and ensures vaccines are stored in clean and green energy sourced solar refrigerators. Also, UNICEF supports MoPH in increasing the coverage of routine vaccines by adopting different approaches, such as deployment of outreach vaccination units to reach the most vulnerable communities across the country. UNICEF immunization Programme team works closely with MoPH Primary Health Care (PHC) and IT departments, WHO, UNHCR and different stakeholders at health sector.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Health Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Health Associate will:

• be responsible for Data management and quality / cleaning of MoPH PHC data monthly: Immunization Nutrition Primary Health Care Services (such as: pediatrics, OBGYN, Mental health) • be responsible for reporting on specific indicators at Activity Info on a timely manner as per the monitoring plan of the RWP. In addition, he/she will be responsible for monitoring of partners Activity Info data reporting on monthly basis (through Neuro DB); • Contribute to the internal Sitreps, Donors reports, development, and revision of RWP indicators, COVID-19 reports, and Beirut Blast related reports; and other reporting as needed; • Support monitoring of immunization indicators; • Support in following-up with MOPH on specific tasks (such as MERA trainings); • Develop concept notes on Health projects to be used for call for proposals as requested; • Support in PD submissions as needed to reach set targets on immunization; • Monitor implementing partners activities through programmatic visits and Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) and monthly progress review meetings; • Gather evidence including media report, studies, news on immunization and child health and nutrition; • Support in planning for trainings as requested; • Liaise with Planning, Research, Information, Monitoring and Evaluation section (PRIME) on Third Part Monitoring (TPM), Maps development, and other related tasks; • Contribute to and engage in regular internal and external meetings; • Support Supply & Logistics related tasks (e.g. vaccines stock, PPEs and other items procurement, delivery plan, reporting); • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Communication • Flexibility • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement

immunization programme, primary health care, community engagement or other relevant programmes at the national and/or international level ; experience with health oriented I/NGOs is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; • Knowledge on national immunization programme, community based programming, excel, data collection, cleaning and analysis and data presentation; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. This position is based in Beirut. National UN Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan. National UN Volunteers are expected to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the prevailing culture and traditions.

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