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NCD Coordinator for Myanmar 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
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NCD Coordinator for Myanmar

International Specialist
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on public health, NCDs and ensure co-ordination on the scale-up of NCD services in Myanmar. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Coordinator for Myanmar will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Lead the policy analysis for NCD Division of Ministry of Health and Sports and support them in new policy development for NCDs in Myanmar, including their monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead in the development of national planning for NCDs, especially the strategy and costed operational plan for prevention and control of NCDs in Myanmar.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various planning for NCDs.
  • Support the NCD coordination structures in the Health Ministry with key issues that need to be addressed for prevention and control of NCD, including all relevant national guidelines/ protocols/standards for the management of major NCDs.
  • Identify and bring to the co-ordination platform relevant stakeholders including WHO, donors, implementation partners, non-governmental organisations, civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector, and affected communities.
  • Identify and encourage stakeholders to contribute to NCD policymaking, implementation, and training of community and district level healthcare providers as per the specialisms of these stakeholders.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Lead development of national surveillance system with patient disease registries that facilitate information exchange with service providers and other stakeholders. Support data collection efforts for monitoring and evaluation framework of the national strategy/operational plan for the prevention and control of NCDs in country.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in Myanmar.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead analysis and assessment of primary healthcare facilities' capacity/readiness to provide NCD management services in country.
  • Identify new options for the scale up of NCD services at the community level, including innovators and health entrepreneurs nationally and internationally.
  • Lead development of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved health self-care.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Identify potential innovative startups and health entrepreneurs focusing on NCD self-care, affordable access to NCD treatment and care, to accelerate achievement of identified needs in the national planning processes for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Lead and build relationships and provide technical assistance to improve public, non-governmental and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Myanmar.
  • Promote Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote to the price surveys as part of market monitoring studies for NCD for essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Myanmar.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead management The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.
  • Lead development of an innovative financing instruments for funding the National Operational Plans for prevention and control of NCDs.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in Myanmar.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for Government of Myanmar officials to showcase Myanmar’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Develop appropriate programme dashboards for the NCD units at the Ministry of Health.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Information Technology Specialist 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to drive the development of health informatics in Myanmar. The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical advice on software development and design of health informatics. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the NCD Coordinator for Myanmar, the Information Technology Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Identify business needs and requirements from the health information system customers, defining system requirements and scoping the design.
  • Define system requirements and specifications for managing NCDs in the country.
  • Design healthcare software solutions that scale to larger user populations and satellite resources.
  • Write design documentation for integration of NCD programme needs into the national health information systems, both at high-level and low-level.
  • Provide architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmaps for one or more technology domains.
  • Advise health information improvement projects from a system architecture. Work with different product owners to understand interoperability requirements and interact with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release NCD features.
  • Demonstrate broad healthcare solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical equivalent from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in large information technology company/healthcare providers/government managing health information systems.
  • Experience in managing system design for software solutions in healthcare.
  • Experience in defining new health system architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an informational technology architectural stand point.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: software development, software architecture, software project management.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the monitoring and reporting against the national costed action plan for NCDs and of projects funded by The Defeat-NCD Partnership Fund. The incumbent will be responsible to support collection and use of high-quality data in project evaluations, provide technical advice on project planning, data collection methods, data analysis, data quality assurance, result-based management, and compiling regular reports on various projects funded by The Defeat-NCD Partnership Fund. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the NCD Coordinator for Myanmar, the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Establish an effective M&E system for the delivery of Defeat-NCD Fund and implementing partners' results.
  • Provide technical support to the different funded projects in identifying baseline, targets and indicators for specific interventions; synergize the integration and incorporation into related workplans, ensuring alignment with Defeat-NCD Funds outcomes and outputs.
  • Facilitate the monitoring of the technical programmes, design methodologies, risk management matrices, tools, and indicators for monitoring the implementation of projects and operations; evaluating the quality of outputs including the management, coordination, effectiveness and action plans to inform programme direction for NCD prevention and control in the country.
  • Prepare periodic reports based on analysis of project activities and progress towards targets and measurable indicators, provide quality assurance of project reports, project proposals, and other project documents.
  • Provide support to the project teams in compiling reports, improving their data quality, indicator-based reporting and analysis of trends and the achievement of project objectives/outcomes.
  • Determine the data information elements that are required internally and externally to support the NCD coordination and decision-making in country; ensuring its reliability, validity and accuracy that feeds programme performance monitoring, and that data and results are included in various reports; country studies and knowledge sharing products.
  • Build and strengthen national capacities for monitoring and evaluation of different NCD projects, through conducting needs assessment, defining training needs, develop strategies to achieve targets and facilitate implementation of training activities.
  • Design standardized methods for knowledge and liaise with WHO and other professional M&E knowledge networks to identify innovations and lessons learned that may be relevant for the country and partners to improve their M&E functions.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health, information management, international development, sciences, public or business administration from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience at the national and international levels, in providing management advisory services and in design, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects.
  • Experience in managing reporting and evaluations for healthcare programmes.
  • Experience in defining health indicators and data collection for them.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: project planning, project management, project evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Myanmar and legal residents in Myanmar with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 29 November 2020

NCD Coordinator for The Gambia 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Gambia
UNITAR
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on public health, NCDs, and lead the management, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme activities in The Gambia, in support of the Ministry of Health. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Coordinator for The Gambia based within the Ministry of Health will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Lead the development of The Gambia National NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Prepare for and support regular meetings of the intersectoral committee for NCDs responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the National NCD Strategy and its related National NCD Costed Action Plan.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in The Gambia, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation at country level.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the national NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in The Gambia.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing a nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in country.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in the Gambia.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in The Gambia through the development of the country and reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Noncommunicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the National Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in The Gambia.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for Government of The Gambia officials to showcase The Gambia’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Develop appropriate programme dashboards for the NCD Division at Ministry of Health.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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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.

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Medical Supply Chain Specialist 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to support the development of medical supply chains in Myanmar. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of NCD Coordinator for Myanmar or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Medical Supply Chain Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Lead the strengthening of country capacity to manage the health supply chain e.g. demand and supply planning, management of medicines, supplies and diagnostics.
  • Undertake a financial analysis of medicine utilization at the national and regional/state health authority hospitals to identify and address inefficiencies.
  • Advise NCD division on annual procurement plan for NCDs and a systematic bottom up need plan inclusive of township health facilities.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Advise on creation of central and satellite pharmacies for provision of free or cheaper essential NCD medicines in public health facilities (hospitals/UHC/RHC/Sub RHC etc).
  • Lead capacity building programme on procurement and supply management for staff at the regional/state, township and hospitals levels.
  • Lead technical support to the NCD division of the MoHS to address supply chain challenges related to access, storage, and re-distribution of NCD drugs, supplies and diagnostics.
  • Advise government procurement teams on ways to minimize supply chain costs, maximize supply chain efficiencies, conform to product quality standards, and establish inventory flows that are responsive to the needs of health facilities.
  • Support government procurement teams to review and develop procurement systems, policies and practices which promote cost minimization, timely availability of NCD drugs and supplies, and compliance to good procurement practices.
  • Lead development of logistics management information systems (LMIS) for procurement, warehouse management (WMS) and their roll out trainings on their efficient use by staff at all levels.
  • Support improvements to logistics data and information flow, reporting into HMIS and routine triangulation with service data to improve overall accountability and use of quality data for forecasting decisions.
  • Support development of best practices manual on healthcare supply chain management and development of appropriate training for building staff capacities on these standards.
  • Identify key medical, pharmaceutical suppliers and stakeholders in the country providing access to NCD supplies.
  • Conduct market sizing and price tracking studies in partnership with pharmaceutical companies, chambers of industry/commerce, national research bodies and other procurement bodies in the public and private sectors.
  • Provide knowledge-based advisory on pooled procurement based on price comparison.
  • Make an evidence-based case for access to UN mandated procurement facilities based on principles of reduced cost and enhanced quality.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree in business administration, commerce or equivalent.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in large pharma corporates, international organisation, government managing supply chain, logistics, quality and marketing.
  • Experience in developing logistic systems and ability to assess logistics information system needs and their integration in the facility-based distribution.
  • Relevant work experience in at least three of the following areas: managing medical supply chains, government supply chain, marketing and distribution, public procurement, quality control and demand forecasting.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
Logistics and supply management
No

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Myanmar and legal residents in Myanmar with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Finance & Administration Specialist 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNITAR Myanmar
UNITAR
Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw (MMR)
English,Burmese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

The purpose of this assignment is to establish and maintain efficient administrative systems and control mechanisms to support the smooth running of the operations and ensure compliance with administrative, human resources and financial rules and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial, administrative, and human resource functions of the office. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the NCD Coordinator for Myanmar, the Finance & Administration Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Ensure compliance with financial internal controls, and ensure that transactions are processed, and assets managed in accordance with UNITAR Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Prepare monthly/annual accounts closure, including bank reconciliations and submission of timely and accurate reports to headquarters.
  • Develop and monitor field office budgets.
  • Ensure provision of professional services from vendors/suppliers in an efficient manner.
  • Assist in the procurement process to ensure compliance with UNITAR procurement policy and procedures.
  • Oversee recruitment and appointments of local General Service staff and administer field staff entitlements and claims.
  • Provide training and advice on human resource, financial and administrative issues.
  • Support the office on audit, financial risk management and fraud prevention issues.
  • Manage all events organized by the office.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

● Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related areas from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.
● A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

36 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Experience in managing financial reporting to multiple donors of a development programme.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: accounting, procurement, human resource management.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other finance, economics and administration related experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Myanmar and legal residents in Myanmar with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 29 November 2020

NCD Coordinator for Bhutan 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Bhutan
Open

NCD Coordinator for Bhutan

International Specialist
UNITAR
Bhutan
Thimphu (BTN)
English,Dzongkha
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on on public health, NCDs, and lead the management, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme activities, in support of the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Coordinator for Bhutan will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Lead the development of Bhutan national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Prepare for and support regular meetings of the intersectoral committee for NCDs responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the National NCD Strategy and its related National NCD Costed Action Plan.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in Bhutan, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation at country level.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the national NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in Bhutan.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing a nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in country.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Bhutan.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in Bhutan through the development of the country and reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Noncommunicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the National Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in Bhutan.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for the Royal Government of Bhutan officials to showcase Bhutan’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Dzongkha(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

NCD Programme Officer 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Ecuador
Open

NCD Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNITAR
Ecuador
Quito (ECU)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on public health, NCD, and lead in the management, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme activities in Ecuador, in support of the Ministry of Public Health. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Programme Officer based within the Ministry of Public Health will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Lead the development of The Ecuador national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Prepare for and support regular meetings of the intersectoral committee for NCDs responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the National NCD Strategy and its related National NCD Costed Action Plan.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in Ecuador, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation at country level.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the national NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in Ecuador.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing a nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in country.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Ecuador.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in Ecuador through the development of the country and reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Noncommunicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the National Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in Ecuador.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for Government of Ecuador officials to showcase Ecuador’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Develop appropriate programme dashboards for the NCD Division at the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health, public administration and/ or Graduate degree in Medicine or equivalent, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

NCD Coordinator for Nepal 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Nepal
Open

NCD Coordinator for Nepal

International Specialist
UNITAR
Nepal
Kathmandu (NPL)
English,Nepalese
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on public health, NCDs, and lead the management, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme activities in Nepal, in support of the Ministry of Health and Population. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Coordinator for Nepal based within the Ministry of Health and Population will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Support the national efforts for the development of Nepal National NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Prepare for and support regular meetings of the intersectoral committee for NCDs responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the National NCD Strategy and its related National NCD Costed Action Plan.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in Nepal, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation at country level.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the national NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in Nepal.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing a nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in country.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Nepal.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in Nepal through the development of the country and reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Noncommunicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the National Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in Nepal.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for Government of Nepal officials to showcase Nepal’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Develop appropriate programme dashboards for the NCD Division at the Ministry of Health and Population.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Nepalese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

NCD Programme Officer 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNITAR Trinidad and Tobago
Open

NCD Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNITAR
Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain (TTO)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical expertise on public health for NCD programme activities in the Caribbean region in support of the mandate of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). CARPHA is the Caribbean region’s collective response to strengthening health systems and addressing public health challenges which threaten development. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator, or his designated representative(s), the NCD Programme Officer, based within CARPHA will be responsible to:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Develop a 10-year strategy and costed action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs in Caribbean, with clear actions to achieve sub-regional, regional, and global mandates towards the reduction in premature NCD mortality in the Caribbean.
  • Strengthen multi-sectoral groups, ensure wide representation, information exchange and support regular meetings and reporting against the implementation of the NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in the Caribbean, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Review, map and establish a database of existing policies for the prevention and control of priority NCDs in the Caribbean.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation in the region.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner in the Caribbean region.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in the Caribbean.
  • Review reports and any evaluation documents of the CARICOM Strategic Plan of Action for the prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases for countries of the Caribbean Community 2011-2015, including but not limited to, the Evaluation of the 2007 Port of Spain Declaration on NCDs.
  • Ensure that the Strategic and Action Plan integrates comprehensive responses to emergencies and health crises, taking the COVID-19 pandemic context into account, including continuity of essential NCD prevention, diagnostic, treatment, support and care services during crises.
  • Facilitate technical support and knowledge exchange between the organisations to advance the implementation of the Action Plan

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms across the Caribbean region.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with governments and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in the region.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics such as COVID-19.
  • Document current interventions and lessons learned in the prevention and control of NCDs in Caribbean Member States to facilitate mutually beneficial lessons learnt and to identify innovative interventions that are scalable or can be replicated.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in the Caribbean.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the region.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the countries’ approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in the Caribbean through the development of the reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Noncommunicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in the Caribbean and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and governments departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care and documentation of best practices.

Reporting

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in the Caribbean.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for CARPHA and officials in the Caribbean to showcase the work on tackling NCDs nationally, regionally, and internationally.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting 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 grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Fluent
Public health, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020