UN Careers – Health Specialist (Health in Emergencies) – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: 
Grade: NOC
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 in Emergencies)
will support the Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Task Force (NTF),
district task forces (DTF) and subcommittees to plan, implement, monitor and
report EVD preparedness and response activities in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support National Taskforce for EVD
    preparedness and response; actively coordinate UNICEF-supported activities
    with partners namely WHO, UNHCR, URCS and other partners engaged in EVD
    preparedness and response activities at national and sub-national level
  • Participate in Health coordination and
    working group meetings at national level and engage with key partners to
    increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Health activities; share
    relevant update to ensure the effective application of relevant Health in
    Emergency programming and tools
with WASH, C4D, and Nutrition units of UNICEF Uganda Office to support updating
the UNICEF EVD prevention and preparedness plan and budget, UNICEF EVD
daily/weekly SITREPs, and other updates related to EVD
  • Liaise with WASH staff to support with
    effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on Infection
    Prevention and Control in health facilities and in communities.
  • Support UNICEF zone offices and the 30
    at risk districts with planning, pre-positioning, distribution and
    monitoring of health emergency supplies to achieved EVD prevention and
  • Support the dissemination of technical
    and operational guidance for EVD preparedness and response activities at
    UNICEF country office and zonal offices.
  • Support districts prepare the necessary
    supporting documentation to access UNICEF support; ensure appropriate use
    of UNICEF resources and timely reporting
  • Provide health inputs into weekly
    progress updates on EVD preparedness and response activities in the
    prescribed format
  • Provide health inputs to rapid needs
    assessments, humanitarian performance planning, immediate needs and other
    CO documents

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNICEF Health Specialist (Health in Emergencies) job opportunity
    should hold an Advanced university degree in Medicine, Health Sciences,
    Nursing, Public Health, Health emergencies.
  • A minimum of five years of professional
    experience in the relevant areas of public health, environmental health,
    health in emergencies, immunization, outbreaks prevention and management.
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention
    Control protocols (WHO, CDC)
  • Preferably experience in controlling
    outbreaks of EVD and/or other VHFs
  • Strong sense of team spirit, diplomacy
  • Ability to build and maintain
    partnerships across government and NGOs
  • Innovative and resourceful mindset to
    make solutions work in adverse conditions
  • Ability to work under stressful
    conditions and flexible approach in undertaking his assignment within a
    rapidly changing environment.
  • Position is open to Uganda nationals
    only, willing to frequently travel within Uganda.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity
    and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 23rd September 2019
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