Fresher Assistant Public Health Officer UN Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026741
Vacancy Notice: 003/2017
Reports to: Head of Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
About Us:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Public Health Officer will provide support in the programme coordination,
planning, monitoring and evaluation. The major external interlocutors are the
medical staff of UNHCR Implementing partners and the counterparts in the
Ministry of Health. S/he supports the Public Health Response in Yumbe, Moyo and
neighboring refugee settlements of Rhino camp, Lobule and border crossing.
Key Duties and
  • Undertake needs and resources assessments
    in coordination with Government and partners in order to prioritise needs
    and activities in the provision of services to refugees and other persons
    of concern to UNHCR.
  • Work closely with UNHCR programme officers
    to ensure co-ordination of and the timely finalization of implementing
  • Ensure that project plans or proposals
    submitted to UNHCR for funding adhere to internationally accepted standards,
    and are based on a comprehensive PHC strategy including school health
  • Maintain and update contingency plans for
    potential epidemics, refugee and returnee movements.
  • Actively participate in the review and
    analysis of relevant project proposals and budgetary submissions presented
    by UNHCR partners within the context of the UNHCR programming cycle.
  • Ensure that health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and HIV programmes are evidence-based and implemented
    in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
  • Regularly monitor technical and financial
    aspects of the programmes efficiency and effectiveness of interventions.
  • Apply various mechanisms and tools to
    ensure proper monitoring of the programmes.
  • Ensure that health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and HIV programme planning and implementation is
    streamlined, resources are optimally utilised and there is active
    participation of the refugees, the government, partners and UN agencies.
  • Take a lead role in co-ordinating health,
    nutrition, reproductive health and HIV activities and ensure that
    decisions are implemented as agreed upon.
  • Actively promote information sharing on
    all aspects related to refugee health, nutrition, reproductive health and
  • Promote inter-sectorial co-ordination
    outside and within UNJCT in all matters related to health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and JIV based on standard practices and policies.
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant (technical
    meetings which lead to operational guidance) local and international fora
    concerning refugee health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV.
  • Update and disseminate, within UNHCR and
    among partners, information materials on health, nutrition, reproductive
    health and HIV based on standard practices and policies.
  • Provide support where health component is
    indicated in various program activities such as WASH, community services,
    protection and repatriation.
  • Work closely with relevant government
    health departments.
  • Take lead in the periodic technical
    preparation with UNHCR programme and other public health, nutrition,
    reproductive health and HIV projects in the refugee settlements.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Continuous cost-effective, needs-based
    preventive and curative primary health care is delivered to the persons of
  • UNHCRs health programmes meet minimum
    UNHCR and international standards. – Health data is collected regularly,
    checked and verified to ensure good monitoring of the health status of the
    persons of concern.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Public Health Officer career opportunity should hold a
    University degree in Medicine or Nursing with qualifications in Public
    Health or related fields or clinical background.
  • At least two years of previous working
    experience in the field of public health, preferably in refugee settings
    and/or emergency situations.
  • Fully competent and experienced in the use
    of computers using a Word, Excel, Email, PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Excellent knowledge of Aringa is an added
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 2nd
February, 2017

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