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UN Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) Job Placement - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Number: 511684

About US:
The United Nations Children’s 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 (Health Systems Strengthening) will support the system strengthening component of the GAVI-HSS II and Rotavirus vaccine grants for the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI). This includes technical guidance on strengthening the components of health system at sub-national level through the HSSII and Rotavirus vaccine grant within the UNICEF country program and Ministry of Health UNEPI. The Health Specialist provides technical guidance to achieve health system strengthening, sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support to program development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) job opportunity should hold an Advanced University Degree in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, health education, epidemiology or other health related science is required
  • At least five years of professional experience in public health planning and management, specifically in immunization or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health system strengthening and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s core values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical competencies: Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, and Applying technical expertise.

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 in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 1st April 2018

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