UN Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) Job Placement – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Number: 511684
About US:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN
general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help
meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full
potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories
to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all
children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The Health
Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening) will support the system strengthening
component of the GAVI-HSS II and Rotavirus vaccine grants for the Uganda
National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI). This includes technical
guidance on strengthening the components of health system at sub-national level
through the HSSII and Rotavirus vaccine grant within the UNICEF country program
and Ministry of Health UNEPI. The Health Specialist provides technical guidance
to achieve health system strengthening, sustainable results according to plans,
allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and
organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and
accountability framework.
Key Duties and
  • Support to program
    development and planning
  • Program management,
    monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and
    operational support to program implementation
  • Networking and
    partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge
    management and capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNICEF Health Specialist (Health Systems
    Strengthening) job opportunity should hold an Advanced University Degree
    in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research,
    international health, health policy and/or management, environmental
    health sciences, health education, epidemiology or other health related
    science is required
  • At least five years of
    professional experience in public health planning and management,
    specifically in immunization or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal
    health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the
    international level some of which preferably in a developing country is
    required. Relevant experience in health system strengthening and
    management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Developing country
    work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered 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.
  • UNICEF’s core values:
    Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical competencies:
    Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing,
    Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, and Applying
    technical expertise.
NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its
mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to
join the United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 1st April 2018
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