26 May 2017

Assistant Reproductive Health and HIV AIDS Officer UN Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: TMP032
Vacancy Notice: 018/2017
Reports to: Public Health Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: NOA

About US:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Assistant Reproductive Health and HIV AIDS Officer will support the office in bridging the Reproductive Health and HIV gaps in service delivery and monitoring of implementation at the Representation office in Kampala and the field office. The incumbent will ensure sustainability and consistency of the gains made in the area of Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS and provide back up to the Public Health Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Advocacy, Coordination, and Programme Management functions:
  • Coordinate and advocate for HIV and refugee issues with national bodies, the UN country HIV theme groups, and major HIV donors;
  • Coordinate Reproductive Health and HIV activities and ensure that decisions are implemented;
  • Identify priority heath issues and key data requirement for programmer planning and monitoring;
  • Planning and coordinating policy development, monitoring, and evaluation and advocacy for the HIV and Reproductive Health (RH) Programmes;
  • Coordinate the related technical sectors to improve efficiency and to compliment the services they provide;
  • The jobholder will advocate for sufficient technical capacity within UNHCR and among its partners, and make appropriate recommendations to achieve the country operations objectives;
  • Ensure quality programmes by using UNHCRs corporate tools to assess their technical soundness and generate data for evidence based decisions;
  • Work in liaison with other technical staff in the region as well as at headquarter and elsewhere in the world to share ideas and disseminate important information and experiences;
  • Perform any other duties as required. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Reproductive Health and HIV AIDS Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Public Health, or related studies
  • Medical experience (e.g. nursing)
  • At least three years’ experience relevant to the function; with two years’ experience with refugees or other conflict affected and displaced persons.
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of local institutions
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of local language

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.

Deadline: 5th June 2017

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