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Associate Public Health Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
South Sudan
Yida (SSD)
12 months
15 March 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of fProgramme Officer), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation together with UNHCR partners to effectively address issues of public health importance, based on the principles of public health and Primary Health care in the refugee camps and transit centers as well as in the areas of return for returnees.

Activities include supporting partners and the refugee community to:

  • Ensure the public health services provided by partner to refugees and returnees are complying with the required national and international standards.
  • Guide and support partners to use the UNHCR Health Information System and collect UNHCR statistics verifiying Core Standards and Indicators; review monthly health data; and compile technical periodic reports as well as the Annual report on the health situation.
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate country protocols and guidance and adherence to UNHCR specific guidance for public health programming.
  • Support partners in the implementation of the Public health programmes, including reproductive health, HIV and mental health.
  • Provide guidance and follow up to partners in the implementation of UNHCR action plans including for malaria and HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide technical contributions during planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation process in the UNHCR program cycle.
  • Ensure timely coordination and implementation of UNHCR led programmes
  1. Coordination of services between UNHCR partners, National and international NGOs, other UN agencies, and Ministry of Health, and other sectors; ensuring early engagement of development agencies as appropriate.

  • Capacity building of partners and refugee health officials as appropriate in identified areas of weakness; facilitation of partners’ access to training activities conducted by other agencies, with a particular focus on health information and disease surveillance; malaria management; safe motherhood; integrated management of childhood Illness.
  • Participate in advocacy, information sharing and communication on the health situation of populations of concern, within UNHCR and among partners, donors, other agencies, and the Government.
  • Acts as focal point for UNHCR for any health and medical matters in relation with the UNHCR strategy.
  • Participate actively in appropriate groups on the Health, population, HIV/AIDS, and other cross cutting working groups and or forums related to health and medical issues, with the aim to anchor refugees and returnees health concerns and needs into the ONE UN health program.
  • Coordinate and lead monthly health coordination meetings with implementing partners, in close coordination with the programme section.
Master degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Public Health.

Post graduate training in public health or epidemiology required.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in public health; previous working experience, preferably in refugee settings and/or international experience, is an asset; experience with AIDS/HIV programmes is an added advantage; experience working with multi-sectorial teams especially UN agencies and Ministry of Health is a plus;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 15 March 2021