Health Officer, NOB, TA, Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Open to Nationals of Ukraine only
Application deadline 11 months ago: Thursday 30 Sep 2021 at 20:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
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For every child, every right
The Health Officer reports to the Chief of Field Operations for supervision. The Health Officer supports the implementation of the UNICEF Health and HIV emergency and development programme in the conflict-affected areas (Government-controlled area) fostering regional capacity for mother and child health care, and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the health programme within the country programme. Especially as it relates to implementation of Early Childhood Development (ECD) package of services, Universal-progressive home visiting model, telemedicine, infection prevention and control programmes, maternal and newborn care, emergency preparedness, response and recovery related to conflict and COVID-19. The Health Officer effectively cooperates with sub-national (oblast) and local health authorities to ensure state ownership of ECD/UPHV programme as well as other ongoing activities. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.
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Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to program development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of result
- Technical and operational support to program implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
1. Support to program development and planning:
- Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of health-related programmes. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
- Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of 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/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results;
- Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.
2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:
- Work closely and collaboratively with UNICEF colleagues from other Sections, in particular with Communication for Development (C4D), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Child Protection (CP), Social Policy (SP), Education (Edu) sections and operations as well as external colleagues and partners ( Oblast and local health authorities, Health Cluster, WHO and other UN agencies, national and international NGOs) to ensure effective inter sectorial cooperation within ongoing programmes, discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
- Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
- Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.
3. Technical and operational support to program implementation:
- Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/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 health and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
4. Networking and partnership building:
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
- Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs.
- Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health programs to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF 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.
5. 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 practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
- Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.
- Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: University Degree in 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 other health related sciences is required.
Work Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness. Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts (1)
- Analyzing (2)
- Applying Technical Expertise (2)
- Learning and Researching (2)
- Planning and Organizing (2).
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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.