Health Officer (Technical Assistance Support for COVID-19 Vaccination)

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Application deadline 7 months ago: Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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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.

Following UNICEF’s vision for health: “a world where no child dies from preventable causes and all children reach their full potential in health and well-being”, the Indonesia Country Office has been contributing to the global and national targets for improving health and well-being. UNICEF in Indonesia is unique among multi-lateral agencies with a field presence in seven regional and sub-regional offices, primarily in areas with the greatest disparities and service gaps. These fill the gap between upstream high-level policy and programme advice with more downstream support to planning, financing and service delivery on the ground, especially to advocate for quality, equity and sustainability of programs. UNICEF’s activities concentrate on the most vulnerable and marginalised towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – ensuring that progress touches those who currently are missing out or overlooked.

In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF is also actively supporting the government with its response. More information can be found at the UNICEF Indonesia website.

The UN Volunteer will be based at the Ministry of Health to support the office of Director General of Disease Prevention and Control. Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNICEF’s Immunization Specialist and the Director of Disease Surveillance of Ministry of Health, the National UN Volunteer Health Officer will work with a team of experts at the Ministry of Health and UNICEF to addresses challenges in improving the health of women, newborns and children through these main components:

• Contribute to the MOH’s Director General of Disease Prevention and Control program, including support to COVID-19 pandemic response, routine immunization program, Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Outbreak Responses, and communicable disease control relevant activities • Coordinate and communicate with multiple sectors, external partners and COVAX. • Support reviewing data and assist in preparing presentations by incorporating updates, best practices and lessons learned. • Assist MOH in evidence-generation so good science can inform sound policy and leverage Government commitment and resources for action. • Advocacy and engagement to strengthen national policy to ensure follow-up to local level. • Contribute to Government efforts in identifying and addressing new and emerging health problems in the country.
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Results/expected outputs:

As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, creative, proactive, and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: o In partnership with key stakeholders and knowledge institutions, evidence-based analysis is developed for effective programme planning and management, particularly aimed at understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19,routineimmunisation, Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD)outbreaks, and communicable disease control. o Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are leveraged for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge management.

• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

public health, international development or related field.

Relevant experience working in an international context is considered as an asset.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

-National UN Volunteer Specialist receives approximately IDR 8,237,403.08 as Monthly Living Allowance. -Provided with assignment travel cost and entry lumpsum if applicable. -Enrolled in health, life, disability insurance. -Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) are eligible for health insurance. -Entitled to annual leave, 2.5 days per month. -Provided with exit lumpsum to support transition at the end of assignment.

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