UN Career Jobs – Associate Reproductive Health Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:             Associate Reproductive Health Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Sub-Office
About UNHCR:
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 Associate
Reproductive Health Officer will be working closely with the Public Health Officer
in coordination, policy development, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy
for the Reproductive Health (RH) programmes in the Northern of Uganda
Operation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Serve as the focal point for RH services and
provide technical advice and assistance on reproductive health to refugees and
other persons of concern and all organisations working in health and other
sectors as needed.
·        
Liaise with national and regional authorities of
the host country when planning and implementing RH activities in refugee camps
and among the surrounding population, where appropriate.
·        
Liaise with other sectors (protection, community
services, camp management, education, etc.) to ensure a multisectoral approach
to reproductive health.
·        
Create/adapt and introduce standardised
strategies for reproductive health which are fully integrated within PHC.
·        
Initiate and co-ordinate various
audience-specific training sessions on reproductive health (for audiences such
as health workers, community services officers, the refugee population,
security personnel, etc.).
·        
Introduce/enforce standardised protocols for
selected areas (such as syndromic case management of STIs, referral of
obstetric emergencies, medical response to survivors of sexual violence,
counselling and family planning services. etc.).
·        
Discuss and finalise reproductive health and HIV
objectives and priority activities in accordance with UNHCR standards and
global guidance.
·        
Undertake needs and resources assessments and
redress as appropriate all issues related to programme planning, monitoring and
evaluation with regards to human, material and financial resources.
·        
Analyse and comment on all project proposals and
budgets presented by UNHCR implementing partners and prepare all reproductive
health related implementing instruments.
·        
Ensure that the provisions contained in the
various Memoranda of Understanding between UNHCR and other organisations are
applied as appropriate.
·        
Guide the UNHCR office regarding all
reproductive health issues related to the installation of refugees in existing
sites and about measures to be taken relating to possible repatriation
movements. Also prepare/update contingency plans as appropriate for a possible
influx of refugees from neighbouring countries.
·        
Ensure that particular attention is given to the
support of local reproductive health activities in order to appropriately
compensate for the added burden of services to refugees.
·        
Undertake regular missions to refugee sites in
order to analyse, monitor, evaluate and supervise the implementation of
reproductive health services delivery. 
·        
Organise and conduct timely monitoring and
evaluation meetings with implementing partners as regards their project
implementation, in accordance with the UNHCR programming cycle. 
·        
Organise the collection, analysis and
distribution of epidemiological information regarding the reproductive health
status of the refugees and other persons of concern.  This includes carrying out evaluation
exercises, surveys and studies.
·        
Organise on-going training/familiarisation
sessions for refugees, NGO and UNHCR staff. Particular attention should be paid
to supporting refugee qualified reproductive health personnel and local NGOs,
and strengthening their capacity.
·        
As part of the public health team act as a focal
point with regional authorities of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and disseminate
the MOH protocols, and/or UNHCR/UNFPA/WHO standards and policies among
implementing partners, particularly for all matters of public health
importance.
·        
In conjunction with Ministry of Health support
the organisation of co-ordination meetings at sub-national levels with all
concerned parties and at suitable intervals (written minutes should be
prepared).
·        
Provide guidance, supervise and co-ordinate the
activities of UNHCR implementing/operational partners in the reproductive
health sector.
·        
Liaise with UNHCR Public Health Officer and
other actors working in reproductive health and HIV including national and
international NGOs and UNFPA
·        
Prepare regular reports to be shared with the
UNHCR/ Field Offices concerned and partners as well as monthly reports (as a
minimum) to be also shared with UNHCR Country offices and with other UNHCR
Co-ordinators in the Uganda.  Immediately
inform UNHCR of any happening of significance in the reproductive health
sector.
·        
Provide back up to the broader Public Health
issues as might be required.
Key Result Areas:
·        
Make recommendations on reproductive/public
health issues impacting on the health status of the Persons of Concern.
·        
Represent UNHCR in relevant meetings and
technical fora in the area of responsibility.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Associate Reproductive Health Officer career opportunity should hold a graduate
degree (equivalent of a Master) with clinical background (e.g. medical doctor,
nursing, or related) with strong experience in reproductive health.
·        
At least two to four years of relevant
professional experience, including internships and voluntary work, in the
medical or nursing field with Reproductive Health and HIV experience.
·        
At least two years experience working with
refugees and/or in emergency settings.
·        
Excellent writing and reporting skills.
·        
Desirable: Graduate degree (equivalent of a
Master’s degree) in Public Health or similar qualification.
·        
Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality
and age sensitivity and adaptability.
·        
Good Communication, planning and organization
competencies and computer skills including word processing, PowerPoint and
excel.
·        
Ability for analytical and creative thinking for
rapid solution(s). 
·        
Ability to produce high quality output with
desirable results. 
·        
Good Communicator with strong inter-personal and
negotiation skills to deal with persons of various cultural and educational
backgrounds. 
·        
An outgoing personality and a team player with
service-oriented attitudes. 
·        
English is essential.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Managerial Competencies: Empowering
and Building Trust, Judgement and Decision Making, Managing Resources
·        
Cross-Functional Competencies: Planning
and Organizing, Political Awareness and 
Stakeholder Management
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: 6th
November 2017
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