UN Jobs – Associate Public Health Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Associate Public Health Officer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. Temp/004

Position Number: T/02/004/20

Reports to: Senior Programme Officer

Position Grade:
NO-B

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 Associate Public Health Officer will support implementing and operational
partner agencies health activities in the South West Refugee settlements. H/she
plays a key role in planning, organising, implementing, monitoring and
evaluation UNHCR’s public health programmes for all persons of concern in
Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka II, Rwamwanja, Kisoro and Kanungu. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Undertake
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
movements.

·       
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.

·       
Ensure
that health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV programmes are evidence-based
and implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.

·       
Monitor
technical and financial aspects of the programmes efficiency and effectiveness
of interventions.

·       
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 UNJCT in all matters related
to health, nutrition, reproductive health and JIV based on standard practices
and policies.

·       
Represent
UNHCR in relevant (technical meetings which lead to operational guidance) local
and international fora 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.

·       
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 Associate Public Health Officer job
placement should hold a University degree in Medicine with qualifications in
Public Health or related fields or clinical background is required.

·       
At least
five years of previous working experience in the field of public health,
preferably in refugee settings and/or emergency situations is required.

·       
Fully
competent and experienced in the use of computers using a Word, Excel, Email,
PowerPoint Presentations is required.

·       
Knowledge
of English language is required.

·       
Experience
in public health coordination, infectious diseases/tropical medicine/community
medicine/other relevant skills desirable.

·       
Experience
working with international organisations, (including NGO’s and UN), in the
field of health, reproductive health, HIV and nutrition is desirable.

·       
Practical
working experience in refugee settings. Experience in working in complex
emergencies is desirable.

·       
Specialist
qualifications in public health is desirable.

·       
Knowledge
of local language is desirable

Competencies

Managerial
Competencies

·       
Empowering
and Building Trust

·       
Managing
Performance

·       
Judgement
and Decision Making

·       
Strategic
Planning and Vision

·       
Leadership

·       
Managing
Resources

Cross-Functional
Competencies

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Planning
and Organizing

·       
Stakeholder
Management

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.

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Deadline: 20th April 2020

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