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Nutrition Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNICEF Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000156-9633
Open

Nutrition Programme Officer

Nutrition Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Child Survival and Development, and in close cooperation with all programme sections, UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Support to programme development and planning

  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the programme sector(s) for the development, design and management of nutrition related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning, through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention; and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • 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 to discuss operational and implementation issues. Provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision-making. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess programmes/projects and to report on required action and interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation, goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures, donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys, and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on nutrition-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

4. Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of nutrition programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of two years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details

Computer skills: Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), keen use of social media and networks. Use of statistical software such as SPSS is an asset.

Other competencies include:

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Working with people and partners: Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 02-08-2021
Writer/Editor Int. Specialist WHO Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000166-10082
Open

Writer/Editor

Writer/Editor

International Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the COVID-19 Incident Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Writer/Editor will:

  • Work with the strategic team and WHO COVID-19 IMST Hubs and PIllars to prepare the documentation and related coordination meetings about the COVID-19 response strategy, pillar/Hub group work and monitoring and evaluation of the response performance
  • Support the coordination of the IM function and strategic team, preparing agenda, presentations, documents, action points
  • Proactively keep abreast of success stories, upcoming events and other potentially significant developments across the AFRO region about the COVID-19 response strategy.
  • Research area of quality improvement and of better performance for the COVID-19 response through the WHO plans, guidances, tools and Monitoring & Evaluation Framework
  • Support the IM, the strategic team and the WHO COVID-19 IMST Hubs and Pillars in their functions
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree in a relevant area e.g: Clinical science studies (pharmacist), Social Studies, Public Health,
  • An Advanced University Degree in communication, writing/editing from a recognized school can serve in lieu of one year of the required years of professional experience
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • 3 years of experience as a writer/editor in heath or public heath or as a professional writer or public health programme manager ,preferably in global health & social sciences
  • Experience in photography, videography and editing, graphic design software is an asset
  • Experience working in an international organization is an asset
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Arts, music, photography and film
Area of expertise details

Language skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • Working knowledge of French or Portuguese is an advantage;

Comuputer Skills:

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

Other desired skills

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health issues and development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Competencies and values:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WHO; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WHO procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WHO in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-07-2021
Data Manager Int. Specialist WHO Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000167-10081
Open

Data Manager

Data Manager

International Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Conduct analysis, mapping and reporting of data related to the Incident Management and the Strategic Team functions
  • Develop and enhance data systems to generate monitoring and performance reports;
  • Develop & update the briefing notes, presentations, slide decks on strategic themes related to the COVID response & the IM and the Strategic Team functions
  • Support databases, dashboard, tracking tool, surveys and prepare reports;
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned in his/her area of expertise, including replacing and backstopping.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • At least Bachelor Degree in computer science, with specialization in database development and management (or for WHO staff-equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience).

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Essential: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in developing, maintaining and managing databases and related software applications, in governmental institutions or regional/international organizations.

Desirable: Experience in reporting and communication in an international NGO, inter-governmental organization or UN system agency.

Experience working in an international organization is an asset

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Database design, administration and maintenance, Web and graphic design, Software and applications development and analysis
Area of expertise details

Area(s) of qualification(s) :

  • Database development and management
  • Knowledge of photography, video editing, web development and/or graphic design is an asset .
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health issues and development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Requirements for the use of the computer tool :

  • Excellent knowledge of database and website design and management; IT collaboration software and tools particularly in database7 and SharePoint applications;
  • Knowledge of implementing computer security including firewall and virus protection;
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Vision, MS Project and the MS Office suite;
  • Ability to grasp and understand technical concepts and systems

Competencies and Values :

- Integrity and Professionalism: Demonstrates expertise in the specialty area and the ability to apply sound judgment; a high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and the ability to take responsibility; a willingness to accept responsibility and the ability to work autonomously according to established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising a high degree of discretion, impartiality and neutrality; the ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; spontaneous and service-minded.

- Responsibility: mature and responsible; ability to operate within the rules and regulations of the organization.

- Commitment to continuous learning: demonstrates initiative and willingness to learn new skills and keep abreast of new developments in their area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in the work environment.
- Planning and Organizing: demonstrates organizational effectiveness and the skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient manner and contribute to the timely resolution of issues; ability to set priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor one's (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with tight deadlines, and to manage multiple projects/activities.

- Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to work effectively with other sectors/units within the organization; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and equality;

- Communication: Demonstrates interpersonal skills; good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise reports; ability to make presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to take and defend recommendations; Ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors from a wide variety of backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful to staff while being objective without showing self-interest; ability to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

- Flexibility, adaptability and the ability and willingness to operate in difficult, remote and potentially hazardous environments for extended periods of time, involving physical hardship and little comfort, including frequent travel within the area of operations; willingness to be deployed/transferred to other locations within the area of operations, as necessary

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-07-2021
Health Service Officer Int. Specialist WHO Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000143-9088
Open

Health Service Officer

Health Service Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Health Service Continuity Team Leader or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer in charge of monitoring of continuation of essential health services will work with the HSC Team Lead, the information management team and the GIS team at the Regional Office, ISTs and Nairobi and Dakar Hubs, to support data collection, analysis and of use of the essential services monitoring tool and process through:

  • Engaging continuously with selected country office surveillance teams in improving reporting on essential health services utilization;
  • Contributing to the analysis of emerging data on continuity of essential services and develop monthly reports on emerging issues affecting continuity of essential services;
  • Participating in developing policy briefs, best practice documentation and other knowledge products relating to essential services continuity;
  • Building Member States capacities to monitor essential health services at country level;
  • Participate to the assessment of the impact of Covid19 on health system performance in delivering essential health services;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • A University degree in Medicine, health sciences, statistics, and other related fields
  • Post-graduate degree in public or relevant training in monitoring and evaluation of health services or professional experience may be will be an added advantage.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least Two years' experience in monitoring and evaluation of health services at national and/or international level;
  • At least Two years’ experience in the development and implementation of health essential services packages at country level
  • Understanding of GIS and experience with use of power bi application is essential.
  • Other relevant programmes; experience with WHO is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Other health related experience
Area of expertise details

Skills/knowledge

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Health mapper, etc.). Excellent skills in using Epi-info, SPSS, Data and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Language

Advanced level in English or in French and intermediate level in the other language

WHO Competencies

• Producing results

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Moving forward in a changing environment

• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Communication, Respect for Diversity, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 03-08-2021