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Ethiopia: Health Program Officer -Health System Strengthening and Innovation , (6 Months), (Semera),(Afar) Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

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, Health

Purpose

To provide technical assistance and operational support to Afar Regional Health Bureau in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the overall RMNCAH, EPI, Emergency Health programs in line with the newly developed Pastoralist HEP strategy in the region, including the scaling up of ARIDA devices utilization or pneumonia diagnosis in selected ARHF sites.

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks

Under overall guidance and supervision of Health Program Officer/ CFO, UNICEF Semera FO:

  • Conduct situational analysis of Afar region in terms of bottleneck, burden of pneumonia, and its level of management.
  • Support RHB in planning and implementation of the overall MNCH, EPI, health emergency and Pastoralist HEP including utilization of ARIDA devices or pneumonia diagnosis in Afar region
  • Support the scaling up of ARIDA devices utilization or pneumonia diagnosis in selected ARHF sites.
  • Support the introduction of ARIDA devices in terms of training, mentoring, and skill development of the front-line health work force including HWs & HWs in the region.
  • Provide capacity building to woreda health managers, PHCU directors and planning departments on equity based analysis and performance reporting, focusing on maternal and child health programmes
  • Conduct primary data analysis using the routine HMIS data, EDHS and other source like and Birth and Death Notification to produce MNCH specific health information for decision-making
  • Submit well analysed and complied reports to the RHB and UNICEF Afar Field offices based on the set regular schedule - weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual bases.
  • Conduct program monitoring and follow up of Health workers trained with use of ARIDA for pneumonia diagnosis.
  • Prepare Human interest story and Donor reports during and after implementation of ARIDA.
  • Support Afar RHB in introduction and implementation of Revitalized HEP to reach the unreached community.
  • Support RHB in Afar Filed office in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting regular annual work plan Maternal and child health interventions.
  • Conduct any additional assignment given by his immediate supervision, UNICEF Afar Field office health program officer and deliver it in timely manner.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • *A first University Degree inone of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Nursing or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experienceat the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Health. Professional work experience in a technical expert position in child survival & development, health care.
  • Experience working in the region and knowledge on the local language is 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 technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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=516574



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