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.: 10028913
Vacancy Notice No.: 031/20198
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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
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
  • 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 movements.
  • 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 Evaluation:
  • 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
  • Apply various mechanisms and tools to
    ensure proper monitoring of the programmes.
  • 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.
  • 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: 1st May 2018
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