UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, health
How can you make a difference?
The Health Officer (Information Management) reporting to the Health Chief, will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the Health Programme within the Country Programme, by preparing, executing, managing, and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks, especially in the area of information management, that facilitate programme development, implementation monitoring, evaluation and reporting of results.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1.Support to programme development and planning
- Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health related programmes. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
- Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.
- Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.
2.Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
- Conduct quarterly EPI data and performance review meetings with partners to review immunization services, performance and provide feedback to health center’s.
3.Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys, and share information with partners Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
- Provides operational support to government counterparts, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes.
- Provide technical support to the Health Authorities for use ODK (Open Data Kit) to ease collection and transmission of EPI data from remote and hard to reach health centers.
4.Networking and partnership building
- Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
- Draft communication and information materials.
- Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and committees on health programme.
- Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in health information management, monitoring and evaluation is required
- Experience with DHIS2 is desirable andexperience in a UN system agency or international organization is considered an asse
- Fluency in English and Somali is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or another local language of the duty station is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are…
- Builds and maintains partnerships,
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness,
- Innovates and embraces change, Drive to achieve results for impact,
- Manages ambiguity and complexity,
- Thinks and acts strategically,
- Works collaboratively with others, and
- Nurtures, leads, and manages people*.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
“UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/”
How to apply
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=531905