United Nations UNICEF Jobs – Health Specialist (ICCM)

Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Health Specialist
(Policy & Coordination)
Vacancy Number: VN/PBR/2015/06
Grade: NOC
About US:
The United
Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general
assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet
their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to
translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The Health
Specialist (ICCM) will support UNICEF through the planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of Malaria within the Child Survival and Development
sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Conduct regular field visits to monitor community
Malaria control and IMCI activities in conflict and non-conflict affected
districts, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government
counterparts and other partners. Identify necessary action for program
adjustments. Provides technical support and assistance to government officials,
UNICEF regional staff and other partners in the planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of Malaria and IMCI projects.
·        
Actively contributes towards the preparation and
updating of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating
information, and writing chapters of the Analysis.
·        
Design, prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate
Malaria and IMCI projects with special emphasis on conflict-affected districts
where UNICEF is implementing Home-Based Care (HBC) for fever (malaria),
diarrhoea, pneumonia and other common childhood illnesses.  Analyze and evaluate data to ensure
achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet
programme/project objectives. Actively contribute to the development and/or
introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and
evaluation.
·        
Prepare the Child Survival and Development
documents, ensuring effective strategies for scaling up malaria activities in
UNICEF supported districts, ensuring effective national level support to
districts especially those affected by conflict. Develop annual plans of
action; write project status reports required for Management Board, Donors,
Budget review, program analysis, annual reports and other programme documents,
as required. Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health as well as
district health authorities to ensure that resources for malaria from
government and other partners including the Global Fund for Malaria,
Tuberculosis and HIV/ AIDS are targeting women and children, orphans and other
vulnerable groups.
·        
Take part in intersectoral collaboration with other
programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and
information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.
·        
Meet with national and international agencies covering
the management of child health interventions. 
Participate in meetings with ministries responsible for project review,
and follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
·        
Support government authorities in planning and
organizing training programmes. Identify training needs and objectives for the
purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion
and advocacy.
·        
Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff on
supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF
and government accountability. Certify disbursements of funds, monitor and
submit financial status reports to the Deputy Representative or Representative,
as required.
·        
Participate in the development of the sectoral
workplan, ensure the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provide
guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.
·        
Ensure the accurate and timely input of project
information in the computerized programme system, and issue status reports for
monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF
Health Specialist ICCM vacancy should hold an advanced university degree in
medical field/public health or related technical field.
·        
At least five years of progressively responsible
professional work experience in programme management, monitoring and
evaluation.
·        
Broad working knowledge of development issues,
policies, as well as social programming policies and procedures in international
development cooperation.
·        
Excellent negotiating, advocacy, and training
skills.
·        
Supervisory and managerial skills.
·        
Computer skills, including internet navigation and
various office applications.
·        
Proven ability to work in and a multi-cultural
environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both
within and outside the organization.
·        
Ability to work in the field, including under
emergency conditions.
·        
Fluency in English and/ or another UN language
required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an
asset.
Core
Values (Required):
Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
Core
Competencies (Required
): Communication, Working with People, Drive for
Results
Functional
Competencies (Required):
Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and
Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and -Networking, Persuading and Influencing,
Creating and innovating
NB: 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF must send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation report.
The Email
applications should be sent in this format to name your file attachments:
Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
Gold_MukasaApplication.
The
applications should be addressed to:
Human Resource
Manager,
UNICEF Kampala,
Uganda,
Plot 9, George
Street,
P.O. Box 7047,
Kampala Uganda
Via Email
to:   ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 1st October, 2015

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