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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Public Health Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
UNHCR
South Sudan
Yida (SSD)
English
Immediate
12 months
15 March 2021

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

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

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

Activities include supporting partners and the refugee community to:

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

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

Type of Degree: Public Health.

Post graduate training in public health or epidemiology required.

24 Months

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

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
Yes

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

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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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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

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apply.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Program Assistant – Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNWomen United Republic of Tanzania
UNWomen
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (TZA)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Reporting to EVAW/G Program Specialist (Team Leader), the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Tanzania by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

  • Supports the implementation of the EVAWG ongoing programme initiatives, in line with UNDAP II.
  • Assists in the development of project documents on EVAWG through research, mapping of existing initiatives and discussions with partners;
  • Supports the development of briefing papers and background documents to highlight progress of implementation of the UN Joint Programs in the country;
  • Supports the development of project agreements with community-based organizations, regional authorities, other government institutions and civil society organistions;
  • Participates in UN Women and other UN agency meetings relevant to the thematic areas of EVAWG and supports development of reports on key points and follow up actions;
  • Supports the tracking of partnership agreements, their implementation and adherence by partners to timelines and UN Women standards, rules and regulations;
  • Supports the drafting of internal reports and reports to development partners as per reporting requirements and timelines;
  • Supports the organisation of meetings and conferences, including compilation of relevant documentation and communication with partners;
  • Participates in meetings of UN Women, other UN agencies and development partners, produces reports and contributes to discussions on the advancement of UN Women’s programmatic portfolio in this area;
  • Supports review and quality assurance of project partner agreements and monitoring reports and assists in the provision of feedback and comments to partners;
  • Supports the development of knowledge products on the Kigoma Joint Programme, highlighting the key successes and lessons learnt;
  • Supports the review of financial reports and the provision of inputs and comments to partner organisations as per agreements with UN Women
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Community Development or other related fields;

24 Months

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the areas of EVAW;

Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;

Flexible and open to learning and new experiences

Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili and English (language) are required, and knowledge of advocacy, lobbying and negotiation is an asset;

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women

.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 10 March 2021