United Nations UNFPA EAC Careers – Senior Health Officer (Reproductive, Child and Adolescent Health)

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station:  EAC Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: EAC Principal Health Officer (PHO)
Job Reference Number: EAC/HR//2014-2015/012
Funding Source: United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA)
About EAC:
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
Job Summary: The incumbent will primarily coordinate and harmonize the EAC Partner States’ national policies, legislation, strategies and guidelines on sexual, reproductive health, child and adolescent health and rights, including immunization and nutrition and also facilitate the development and implementation of regional strategic plans, projects, programmes, initiatives and joint interventions within the Partner States.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively promote universal access to sexual, reproductive, child and adolescent health and rights services in East Africa;
  • Coordinate development of guidelines and programmes that enhance child health rights and child protection, including children with disabilities and social inclusion;
  • Establish sub-regional benchmark information on sexual, reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health and rights, immunization, nutrition and reproductive health commodity Security in East Africa Community Partner States;
  • Providing strategic programme support for EAC regional sexual, Reproductive, maternal, new born, and adolescent health and rights as well as immunization and nutrition, including integration of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Projects and Programmes;
  • Perform any other related task that assigned by the EAC Secretariat from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in Obstetrics, Gynaecology or Paediatrics and Child Health or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.
  • Possession of a Post-graduate qualifications in Public Health, Gender, Demography or Population Studies with an emphasis on programme development and management, health management or training on health communication from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of eight or more years of relevant working experience in the field of reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health, youth development and population issues, with extensive experience in programming, policy analysis and development;
  • Excellent report writing and proposal development skills;
  • Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of Kiswahili
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated team player with strong inter-personal, leadership, analytical and communication skills.
How to Apply: 
All citizens of the East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) are invited to by submitting their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees.
NB:  Please quote the respective reference number on both on the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Please also Note:
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
The complete applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Send hard copies to:
The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379
E-mail to: esd@deloitte.co.tz
Deadline:  Monday, 10th November 2014.
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