Job Opportunity at UNICEF – Health Emergency Specialist
Health Emergency Specialist
Health Emergency Specialist,Dar-es-Salaam, NOC,Temporary Appointment ( 6 Months) #00111970
The candidate will support UNICEF Tanzania Country Office in rapid response and/or recovery from emergencies. The candidate is expected to apply the principles of the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) while helping the organization to contribute to the reduction of excess mortality and morbidity among children in Tanzania
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child Protection
Under the direction and guidance of Health Specialist in collaboration with the Health Manager – Primary Health Care services, the incumbent will be responsible for health sector preparedness, response and monitoring of interventions.
Main Responsibilities And Tasks
- Provide technical support to UNICEF and partners including contributing to the development of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for Health in emergencies.
- Support the UNICEF Country office in the development/update on health emergency response plans and other relevant documents as needed.
- Be deployed on a short notice in the framework of UNICEF staff surge mechanism to support outbreak or other health emergencies.
- Conduct joint field visits and evaluations with relevant health sector/cluster/TWG partners.
- Contribute to UNICEF’s Health Emergencies response strategy, work planning, contingency planning processes with other sectors to ensure cross sectoral response programming and resilience building.
- Oversee project supply chain in coordination with UNICEF operations staff to ensure that essential medicines and other medical supplies are provided to government and NGO partners as needed.
- Monitor the coverage of key health interventions among the beneficiary population and share information for internal communication and external coordination, including with the health cluster and inter-cluster coordination mechanism.
- In close consultation with the M&E team, contribute to the office M&E mechanism, including performing results tracking.
- Support the development of UNICEF information products related to the response including situation reports.
- Help draft funding appeals, donor reports and project proposals related to the response.
Monthly analytical technical reports covering achievements, gaps and recommendations for improvement. The report should cover actions taken and results, including epidemiological data.
Inputs for other UNICEF updates – CO, RO – weekly or as needed.
Support other sections to review and package technical information, develop monitoring tools, job aids and training packages as needed. This support should extend to MoH and partners if required/necessary.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Community Health or related fields (preferably with specialized training on public health in complex emergencies, in epidemiology and/or disease control).
- Eight years of professional work experience in public health, with field experience in responding to health emergencies. This includes: coordination & partnerships, risk assessments, planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of public health emergency programs relevant to communicable disease control.
- Background/familiarity in emergency preparedness and response, preferably in the control of EVD and other VHFs considered an asset.
- Working experience with UNICEF, WHO or international health NGOs in emergency health 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.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date: 2019-11-24