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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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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

COVID-19 Response Coordination National UNV 02 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Ukraine
UNRCO
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 December 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNCT COVID-19 Coordinator, or his designated mandated representative, the COVID-19 Response Coordination National UNV will support the following functions:
Monitoring and tracking instances of COVID-19
Support the COVID-19 Coordinator in providing up-to-date information on duty of care provisions and national and local arrangements with COVID-19 agencies’ focal points, OMT members and any other agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs) Points of Contact including COVID-19 Field Coordinators outside Kyiv.
Support the COVID-19 Coordinator in liaising with the First Line of Defense (FLOD) and share with them any relevant information and UN-specific guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Compile on weekly basis, information on number of COVID cases and FLOD activity and prepare a consolidated report for RC/RCO and COVID-19 Coordinator.
Participate in weekly meetings and summarize discussions and action points and assist in communications with relevant agencies, primarily WHO, OCHA and UNDSS.
Assisting the COVID-19 Coordinator in the initiation and management of medical relocations from non-Government controlled areas (NGCAs) in Eastern Ukraine to Government controlled areas (GCAs) and MEDEVAC requests
For moderate and severe cases that may eventually require relocation and/or MEDEVAC, assist the COVID-19 Coordinator with the agency focal points to ensure that all steps and procedures are followed early on (as per already defined steps, roles and responsibilities) and alert the COVID-19 Coordinator in case of potential bottlenecks.
Assist the COVID-19 Coordinator in compiling all necessary medical and supporting documents required for a MEDEVAC.
In line with UN entities’ rules and regulations, address all necessary COVID-19 MEDEVAC-related administrative and human resources issues associated with the patient and any eligible nonmedical escort. This includes assisting the COVID-19 Coordinator and the Agency focal point –as needed- in ensuring the readiness of all required travel documents, including coordination on the timely request for and acquisition of any required visas.
Work with the COVID-19 Coordinator to support the transportation of the patient from their location to any designated point of MEDEVAC departure.
Communications, Liaison and Support
Liaise regularly with the COVID-19 Coordinator and the FLOD for monitoring implementation of agency-specific and location-specific webinars, updating and dissemination of communication materials for personnel and dependents, and organization of UN-wide webinars on COVID-19, as needed
Assist in drafting regular, periodic messages from RC/RCO to all personnel, sharing relevant information on the joint UN-response and engagement around duty of care.
Participate in debriefing or after-action review following medical relocations and/or MEDEVAC, together with the COVID-19 Coordinator, and integrate learnings in relocation pathways (Luhansk/ Donetsk NGCAs) and MEDEVAC’s steps, roles and responsibilities.
Duty of care
Support coordination and effective implementation and provision of the first line of defense services to the UN staff and dependents.
Support communication, advocacy and awareness raising among UN staff on COIVD-19 prevention, protection, response, including facilitation of information flow, learning sessions and webinars, distribution of COVID-related guidelines and information, consolidation of information for RC and/or COVID-19 Coordinator communication to UN staff.
Provision of substantive, technical and secretariat support to the COVID-19 UN internal coordination mechanisms and structures, including particularly the Medical and Health Response Working Group, chaired by WHO:
Collect inputs for meeting agenda, produce meeting records and summarize agreed actions, follow up to on progress and support their implementation, provide assistance to the WG Chair, operation of the WG and created sub-groups/task forces, maintain and update of the WG membership list.
Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant area, e.g. international development, politics, law, economics, social sciences or related; Master’s degree an asset;
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in coordination, development, policy or similar; experience with inter-agency coordination is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • 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.);
  • 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;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
No

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 02-12-2020

Support officer for the coordination of the Blue Peace/ OMVG project 07 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNCDF Gambia
UNCDF
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
07 December 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of UNCDF, the UN Volunteer will assist in the program management, particularly PDDI, an OMVG innovative projects implemented by the UNCDF in collaboration with Geneva Water Hub (GWH) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and in support of OMVG, which aims at developing and mobilising innovative financing for the implementation of OMVG's Integrated Development Master Plan (IDMP) for the development of the Gambia River Basin.

Under the direct supervision of the UNCDF Regional Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks.

  • Ensure good coordination/information transmission between technical and financial partners (Geneva Water Hub, SDC, ...) and stakeholders at local level (Municipalities…);
  • Provide technical support to the overall management of OMVG project, including the day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans, in order to ensure the implementation of OMVG project in Gambia; particularly in the localities concerned by the Project;
  • Communication on the actions carried out by UNCDF in Gambia (specially in targeted localities), in line with the Project's plan;
  • Facilitation of stakeholder relations Organising and participating in scoping missions and meetings as part of project implementation;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities with OMVG and technical and budgetary reporting according to the required formats and highlighting the effects of UNCDF's intervention on the targets;
  • Monitor projects’ progress related to established work plans and Project Documents;
  • Identify risks and possible issues and formulate management responses where relevant.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences (local development, regional integration, territorial planning, development studies or other related technical fields).

24 Months

24 months. Experience within the UN system will be valued.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Other development programme/project experience, Community participation and development

A minimum of two years progressively work experience in programme planning

Excellent writing, organizational and planning skills

Experience in data management and reporting.

Experience in local development, decentralization and/or asset management.

No

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! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline : 07-12-2020

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.