UN Assistant Public Health Officer Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Assistant
Public Health Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: UNOPS-LICA-Public
Vacancy Notice No.: 029/20198
Duty Station: Uganda
About UNHCR:
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
Public Health Officer will be tasked with programme planning, monitoring,
evaluation, reporting and coordination for both community and institutional
public health interventions. The incumbent will be supervised by the Head of
Office/Team Leader and report technically to the Roving Public Health Officer
for West Nile. The incumbent will also receive and sign any UNHCR undertaking
regarding his/her function and the place of work/hosting office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    needs and resources assessments in coordination with Government and
    partners in order to prioritise needs and activities in the provision of
    services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.
  • Liaise
    with UNHCR programme officers to ensure co-ordination of and the timely
    finalization of implementing instruments.
  • Ensure
    that project plans or proposals submitted to UNHCR for funding adhere to
    internationally accepted standards, and are based on a comprehensive PHC
    strategy including school health programs.
  • Maintain
    and update contingency plans for potential epidemics, refugee and returnee
  • Actively
    participate in the review and analysis of relevant project proposals and
    budgetary submissions presented by UNHCR partners within the context of
    the UNHCR programming cycle.
Programme Monitoring and
  • Ensure
    that health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV programmes are
    evidence-based and implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
    To this effect, the activities described below are part of the Country
    Operations Plans:
  • Monitor
    technical and financial aspects of the programmes efficiency and effectiveness
    of interventions.
  • Apply
    various mechanisms and tools to ensure proper monitoring of the
  • Ensure
    that health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV programme planning and
    implementation is streamlined, resources are optimally utilised and there
    is active participation of the refugees, the government, partners and UN
    agencies. Through:
  • Take
    a lead role in co-ordinating health, nutrition, reproductive health and
    HIV activities and ensure that decisions are implemented as agreed upon.
  • Promote
    information sharing on all aspects related to refugee health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and HIV.
  • Promote
    inter-sectorial co-ordination outside and within UNHCR in all matters
    related to health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV programmes.
  • Represent
    UNHCR in relevant (technical meetings which lead to operational guidance)
    local and international forum concerning refugee health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and HIV.
  • Update
    and disseminate, within UNHCR and among partners, information materials on
    health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV based on standard practices
    and policies.
  • Provide
    support where health component is indicated in various program activities
    such as WASH, community services, protection and repatriation
  • Work
    closely with relevant government health departments
Programme reporting: Lead the periodic technical preparation with
UNHCR programme and other public health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV
projects in the refugee settlements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Public Health
    Officer career opportunity should hold a University degree in Clinical
    background or equivalent is required.
  • Postgraduate
    training in Public health and Health Systems Management with extensive
    years of work experience will be of added advantage.
  • At
    least six years experience in the medical field. At least three years with
    refugee programs or Community based health services.
  • Previous
    work experience with a UN agency desirable.
  • Excellent
    communication and computer skills, planning and organization competencies.
  • Ability
    for analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s);
  • Ability
    to produce high quality output with desirable results;
  • Good
    communicator with strong inter-personal and negotiation skills to deal
    with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds;
  • Strive
    to live up to high ethical and professional standards;
  • An
    outgoing personality and a team player with service-oriented attitudes.
  • Fluency
    in English
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: 18th April 2018
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