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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Strategic Health Information Officer- Communication and advocacy 16 May 2021 Int. Youth WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months
16 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinate health information communication with countries, partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop advocacy plans for the WHO Regional Office for Africa on its technical work in health information, including for the Africa Health Observatory
  • Facilitate development of research products based on the work in health information for the WHO African Region
  • Review and support strengthening of the legal and regulatory environment for health information in the WHO African Region
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • Training in a public health field including at least 2 areas from governance, research, communication and/or legal systems

Desirable

  • Masters degree training
24 Months
  • 2 years of professional work experience at the national level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, sharepoint, R studio, and web tools

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of work in health sector in the African Region, specifically in Universal Health Coverage implementation
  • Writing, and publishing health research articles

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision

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Application deadline: 16-04-2021

Strategic Health Information Officer- Data and Statistics 21 April 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
21 April 2021

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

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support data validation as well as production, adaptation and harmonization of regional tools, methods and processes for collection of data and statistics on UHC and other health related SDGs
  • Coordinate review of tools and procedures for CRVS, Population surveys, Facility surveys and Surveillance
  • Support Harmonizing data management such as Health Data Collaborative (HDC) initiative
  • Organise the collaboration and the joint work with ULC cluster on producing Atlas of Africa Health Statistics
  • Liaise countries and WCO focal persons for the development of statistical abstracts and other data products
  • Support countries to conduct HMIS performance reviews and development of health profiles
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • First level university degree in information or data management, computer sciences,

statistics, monitoring and evaluation, applied math or public health, complemented by training in data analysis and/or management

Desirable

  • Post-graduate degree in public health, or statistics, is desirable.
24 Months
  • At least 2 -5 years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in health information systems and or/data analytics.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Statistics, Other health related experience

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Working knowledge of online data collection applications, statistical analysis packages (Stata, SPSS, R etc);
  • Good knowledge of database and GIS programmes (e.g. ArcView).
  • Good knowledge of data visualization programmes including PowerBI and tableau

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management and monitoring systems as related to emergency response and relief operations;
  • Proven skills in the field of statistical data collection, assessment, analysis and monitoring in a public health context;
  • Advance ability to design, manage, analyse and coordinate complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools.

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-04-2021

Health Service Continuity UN Volunteer 20 April 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Senegal
WHO
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
French,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
20 April 2021

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

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 continuation of essential health services will work with the HSC Team Lead and the HSC M&E expert at the Regional Office, ISTs and Nairobi and Dakar Hubs, to support Member States to maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergencies.

Main tasks:

  • Support the adaptation of the global guidance of continuity of essential health services to African context and disseminate it through IMST and WCO Health Systems Focal points in all 47 Countries;
  • Support countries in monitoring the disruption of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic response and other emergencies;
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of plans to overcome the disruption of essential health service at the country level;
  • Work with relevant bodies and agencies to ensure alignment of existing plans and strategies at country level with health services managers at sub-national and district health systems on routine essential healthcare service continuity (facilities, personnel, medicines, supplies, medical devices);
  • Support assessment of the impact of Covid19 on health system performance in delivering essential health services
  • Support the leadership of the Health Service Continuity SWG in planning and implementing all the activities of the SWG.
  • Elaborate a periodic report on the disruption of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic response and other emergencies
  • Ensure any task related to her/his competencies requested by the supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take an active part in UNV activities (for instance, in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end-of-assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health or International/global health.
  • Degree in medicine or other health professions
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the development, implementation and assessment of health service delivery programmes at sub-national, national and international levels,
  • Experience working as district health manager or similar position, and/or experience in an international organization/WHO preferably in resource-limited countries, as well as experience in facilitating consultations.
  • Other relevant programmes; experience with WHO is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, General human medicine (with clinical experience), Other development programme/project experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health systems strengthening, complemented by expertise in district health systems and services policies, strategies and operations.
  • Demonstrated skills in the field of service delivery systems especially in developing, implementing and evaluating service delivery programmes, quality, safety and resilience
  • Proven negotiating and interpersonal skills with the ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner while ensuring effective work practices and ethics;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Health mapper, etc.), emails/internet 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;
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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Application deadline: 20-04-2021