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Deadline: 19 May, 2021

Location: Maseru, Lesotho

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.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health-related programmes with a focus on Maternal, Newborn Child Health (MNCH), HIV/AIDS including PMTCT and Pediatric AIDS, and adolescent health
  • Research and report on development trends (political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of health 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
  • Work closely with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalise lessons learnt
  • 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
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results
  • Draft communication and information materials for MNCH, HIV/AIDS and adolescent health programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fundraising for health programmes
  • Identify, capture, synthesise, and share lessons learnt for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results

Requirements

  • University degree in Medicine, Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-Medical, Health Education, Epidemiology, or a related field
  • Two years, minimum, of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of the local language will be an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNICEF/Naftalin

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