Deadline: 25 November, 2020

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Officer.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.


  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health-related programmes
  • Research and report on development trends (e.g., politics, economy, health) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organisational processes and management systems
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to provide solutions, recommendations
  • Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalise lessons learnt
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), and verify compliance with approved allocation and goals, organisational rules, regulations, procedures, as well as donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution
  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys, and share information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on health-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results


  • University degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or another relevant technical field
  • Two years, minimum, of professional experience in health information management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in a UN system agency or international organisation is considered as an asset
  • Experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset
  • Fluency in English and a local language of the duty station
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or another local language of the duty station is considered an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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