United Nations UNICEF Uganda Jobs – Health Officer (MCH/ANC/HIV-AIDS)

Organisation: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Job Summary: Purpose of the post: Under the close supervision of Maternal Health and HIV/AIDS Specialist, the incumbent will contribute to the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF-Uganda’s interventions on maternal and new-born health and HIV/AIDS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will contribute towards keeping the “Alive” team apprised of new developments and best practices that support the reduction of maternal and new-born mortality in Uganda and advocates with the MoH for adoption of those policies;
  • Prepare regular status reports to donors and other partners;
  • Provide technical and operational support and guidance in the field and provide capacity building for those involved in programme implementation.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • At least three years of professional experience in public health, with at least two years experience in maternal and newborn health. International public health experience is an advantage;
  • Advanced degree in Public Health or related discipline is essential, preferably in Medical or Nursing; Public health or clinical specialization in maternal or newborn health-related or HIV/AIDS is an advantage.
  • Experience in supporting and coordinating project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations;
  • Experience in development of materials for capacity-building and health education;
  • Experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating maternal and newborn health programmes in Uganda;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy and fundraising;
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with partner agencies, including MoH, donors and national and international NGOs;
Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for Results Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity 
Fluency in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill therein strongly desirable.
Functional Competencies (Required): Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Applying Technical Expertise; Learning and Researching; Planning and Organizing
  • ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be considered
  • UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
How to apply:
Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
Interested applicants should send their application including their resume to: Human Resource Specialist, UNICEF Kampala, Uganda, Plot 9, George Street, PO Box 7047, Kampala Uganda Via email to:ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 5th April 2013
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