UN World Health Organization WHO Jobs – National Professional Officer/Child & Adolescent Health

Organisation: World
Health Organization (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Grade: NO-C
Reports to: WHO
Representative
Vacancy Notice No.:
NPO/UGA/2014/08
About WHO:
The World Health Organization
(WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United
Nations system.  WHO is responsible for
providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research
agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,
providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health
trends.
Job Summary: The
National Professional Officer/Child & Adolescent Health will work closely
with the WHO Representative to Uganda and in close consultation with the Child
& Adolescent Health (CAH), Making Pregnancy Safer and Reproductive Health (MRH) technical units at AFRO
and the Medical Officer/Child Health division at Headquarters, regularly
undertakes situation analysis in, neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health and
provides technical assistance to national health authorities and health
partners in all aspects of national neonatal, child and adolescent health
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offers
    technical support to the Ministry of Health and its technical departments
    as well as their health partners in the review, development and
    implementation of comprehensive neonatal, child and adolescent health  policies and strategies;
  • Actively
    supports development/formulation of policies, strategies and recommendations
    in the area of neonatal, child and adolescent health to strengthen
    national plans and priorities;
  • Facilitates
    the integration of neonatal, child and adolescent health programmes and
    approaches including Newborn Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
    (IMCI) strategy, integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood
    illnesses, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Youth Friendly Health
    Service into comprehensive health plans;
  • Technically
    supports strengthening of. the technical and managerial capabilities of
    national Staff in the area of CAH and keeps them updated with new or
    upcoming developments;
  • Supports
    the adaptation of WHO tools/guidelines for the implementation of Newborn
    Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy, integrated
    community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses, Infant and Young
    Child Feeding, and Youth Friendly Health Service programmes;
  • Supports
    operations research to improve effectiveness of neonatal, child and
    adolescent health programmes;
  • Plan,
    guide and recommend quality improvement process for neonatal, child and
    adolescent health services based on evidence-based situation analysis;
  • Actively
    supports the adaptation of WHO tools/guidelines for the implementation of
    Nutrition programs;
  • Coordinates
    formulates of integrated work-plans for WHO collaborative programmes on
    neonatal, child and adolescent health and explore possibilities of
    mobilization of additional resources for supporting implementation;
  • Offer
    technical guidance and assistance in monitoring and evaluating programme
    effectiveness, including the review and synthesis of information;
    assessments of quality, coverage and costs of interventions and the use of
    such data for decision making; and programme planning and improvement;
  • Works
    with the WHO Uganda country communications team to maintain and update the
    Uganda website information in the area of work; and
  • Performs
    any other relevant duties, assigned by the Supervisor or the WHO
    Representative.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)
    Career should hold a Medical degree from a recognised university.
  • Post
    graduate degree in Pediatrics and/or Public Health. Candidates that have
    both qualifications have added advantage.
  • Excellent
    working knowledge of Child Health Programme Management.
  • Proven
    competency in appropriate training skills and/or epidemiological research.
  • Computer
    proficiency in computer skills, data analysis and results presentation and
    or appropriate training/research skills.
  • A
    minimum of five years of practical experience in planning, implementation,
    monitoring and supervising of child health activities at national or
    regional/ provincial or district level.
  • At
    least 5 years of relevant experience including two years of public health
    experience, specifically in the implementation, organization and
    management of neonatal health programmes, or child and/or adolescent
    health programmes.
  • Past
    experience of working in developing countries, in programme planning, monitoring,
    evaluation and training.
  • Extensive
    knowledge and skills in the areas of neonatal health or child and
    Adolescent Health.
  • Working
    knowledge of health systems, strategic framework in the area of neonatal,
    child and adolescent health and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Extensive
    knowledge and skills in problem solving, management, negotiation,
    presentation, resource mobilization and planning.
  • Communicate
    effectively in both oral and written forms; interact with users and office
    staff in non-technical clear terms.
  • Work
    independently and as a team member.
  • Set
    priorities and organize work to meet strict reporting deadlines.
Languages required: Proficiency in reading, writing and spoken
English; working knowledge of French would be added advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Producing
    results
  • Communicating
    in a credible and effective way.
  • Fostering
    Integration and team work.
  • Ensuring
    the effective use of resources
  • Building
    and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Setting
    an example.
  • Promoting
    WHO’s position in health leadership.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
work in the United Nations’ World Health Organisation should send their
applications accompanied by detailed updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of
certificates, diplomas and testimonials which should be addressed to:
The WHO Representative, 60
Prince Charles Drive, P.O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda
N.B: Only shortlisted candidate
will be contacted.
Deadline: 9th January, 2015

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