Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Health Officer, NO-2, Brasilia, Brazil

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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Health Officer reports to the Chief of Health and HIV/AIDS Unit for guidance and supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health thematic area within the Country Program components from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate interventions/projects development, implementation, progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
1. Support to interventions/projects development and planning
  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the Health and HIV/AIDS unit for development, design and management of health related interventions/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectorial goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support health planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the review and approval process.
  • 2. Health thematic area management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, and mid and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of thematic area management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of unit resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated unit interventions/projects reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of the thematic area progress.
  • 3. Technical and operational support to Health interventions/projects implementation
  • Conduct regular field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on health and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
  • 4. Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health interventions/projects.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health programs to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
  • 5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education: University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
    Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Additional years of relevant experience in the above mentioned fields is an asset. Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
    Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies
  • Communication [II]
  • Working with People [I]
  • Drive for Results [I]
  • Functional Competencies
  • Formulating strategies and concepts [I]
  • Analyzing [II]
  • Applying technical expertise [II]
  • Learning and researching [II]
  • Planning and organizing [II]
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and to represent the plurality of Brazil. Qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic background, such as black and indigenous people and also people living with disabilities, are encouraged to apply and become part of the organization. Candidates will be treated equally regardless of gender, sexual orientation, special needs, religion, social and HIV/AIDS status. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501990

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