Health Specialist NO-3 FT, Bujumbura, Burundi At Unicef


Closing date: Thursday, 11 May 2023

Health Specialist, NO-3/FT, Bujumbura, Burundi #85920

Job no: 561478

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Burundi Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Burundi

Department/Office: Bujumbura, Burundi

Categories: Health and Nutrition

GJP Health Specialist _Immunisation NO3.pdf

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, good health

In Burundi, UNICEF has a very diverse portfolio of responsibilities but all with the same objective which is to assist the Government and other stakeholders to fulfill children’s economic, social, cultural, political, and civil rights. The UNICEF country program in Burundi aims to improve the lives of children and women in the following key areas: Child and maternal health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Social Policy and Advocacy, Adolescent empowerment and community resilience, and Humanitarian response.

How can you make a difference?

The Health Specialist in charge of Immunization programme reports to the health specialist for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist in charge of Immunization programme is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of routine immunization, global initiatives for polio eradication, maintenance of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, measles control, introduction of new vaccines and vaccination against Covid-19 within the country programme. He/She provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  •  Support to programme development and planning
  •  Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  •  Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  •  Networking and partnership building
  •  Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  •  An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: 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 another relevant technical field.
  •  A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
  •  Experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health/ Immunization programmes
  •  Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  •  Closes May 12 2023Health Specialist, NO-3/FT, Bujumbura, Burundi #85920 in Burundi

    The Health Specialist in charge of Immunization programme reports to the health specialist for guidance and general supervision. The Health Specialist in charge of Immunization programme is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of routine immunization, global initiatives for polio eradication, maintenance of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, measles control, introduction of new vaccines and vaccination against Covid-19 within the country programme. He/She provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

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