UNICEF Vacancies – Roster for Health and Immunization Officers, NOA/NOB various locations (Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar ) -Open to Pakistan nationals only

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Health Officer NOA/NOB

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
  • Support to programme development and planning

▪ Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of health related programmes. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, 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 all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.

▪ Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

▪ Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

▪ 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, organizational 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.

▪ Prepare regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

▪ 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.

  • Networking and partnership building:
  • 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 CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fund raising for health programmes.

▪ Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on health programmes to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of health programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.

▪ Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

▪ Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned 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.

▪ Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.

  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

Education

An advance university degree (masters or above) 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 first University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Experience: A minimum of two 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 working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language is an asset.

UNICEF values and competency Required (based on the updated Framework)

i) Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability. Sustainability

Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities)

  • ▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

▪ Works Collaboratively with others

▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships

▪ Innovates and Embraces Change

▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically

▪ Drive to achieve impactful results

▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity

Purpose Of The Job

Immunization Officer NOA/NOB:

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of Immunization (EPI) programme/project activities, including data analysis, programme support, delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for expansion of immunization coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy.

KEY END-RESULTS

  • Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.
  • Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.
  • Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI.
  • Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff and team work are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
  • Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted.
  • Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS: Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

Ensures the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Immunization programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Drafts sound Immunization programme budgets for review by the supervisor, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of data and coding. Drafts updated project status reports. Assembles and provides updated data and information on national immunization programme and on financial/administrative status for monitoring, analysis and analysis. Analyses the programme status and recommends appropriate adjustments as necessary.

  • Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.

Enhances project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND GENERIC JOB PROFILE Page 2 of 5 local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Immunization project status. Undertakes field visits to districts and sub-districts for monitoring and supervision of project activities and to improve immunization coverage. Supervises the implementation of the routine EPI activities and the work of the Polio Officer, district field assistants, etc. as required. Prepares reports on the results of the field visits and progress of vaccination coverage.

  • Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI.

Analyses collected data and information and prepare progress reports; drafts changes in Immunization project work plans and in identification of required supplies and equipment. Drafts sections of donor, annual and other project documentation related to EPI, ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

  • Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.

Monitors flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities. Records supply and non-supply inventory and quarterly update on cold chain equipment, distribution and utilization. Ensures the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verifies that Immunization project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follows up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

5. The capacities of Country Office staff and team work are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.

Supports a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme. Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, team work facilitation and staff learning/development activities: ensures that vaccination teams (acceleration) are properly trained on the various aspect of EPI; uses the appropriate training guidelines; participates in the Mid level management training of vaccinators, cold chain managers, mid-level managers; participates in training activities and micro-planning workshops; participates in the training of district field assistants for community sensitization and awareness seminars.

  • Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted.

Compiles Immunization project implementation training and orientation materials, and shares useful and appropriate information to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.

  • Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners.

Ensures the effective communication, networking and working relationships are developed and maintained.

  • Collaborates with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Teams with local government counterparts to exchange detail information on Immunization project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies. Provides technical support in the planning of district EPI micro-plan. Recommends courses of action to supervisor, as necessary.
  • Arranges field visits to project sites for government and other partner, providing necessary information for briefing on the project. Participates in the study of the project status and evaluation as required.
  • Collaborates with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Immunization sector.

QUALIFICATION And COMPETENCIES

  • Education: An advance University degree (masters or above) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Child Development, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization and Child Survival & Health Care. Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • *A first University Degree (Bachelor’s) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Work Experience One year (for NOA)/ Two years (for NOB) of relevant professional work experience. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Experience in knowledge management. Training and experience in social welfare, or Immunization/health care.
  • Language Proficiency Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF values and competency Required (based on the updated Framework)

i) Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

ii) Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities)

  • ▪ Nurtures, Leads and Manages People ▪

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness ▪

Works Collaboratively with others ▪

Builds and Maintains Partnerships ▪

Innovates and Embraces Change ▪

Thinks and Acts Strategically

Drive to achieve impactful results ▪

Manages ambiguity and complexity .

  • Technical Knowledge2 [ I ]
  • Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ I ] Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Child and Maternal Health
  • Public Health
  • Behaviour Change Communication
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Education
  • Educational Interventions in Health Care General knowledge of:
  • Methodology of programme/project management
  • Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for Immunization programmes
  • Knowledge of global Immunization issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current methods and approaches.
  • Policies and strategy to address Immunization issues, including those relating to emergency, conflicts, disasters, and recovery.
  • Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
  • Financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
  • Mid-Term Strategic Plan
  • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
  • UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on Immunization results
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications. b) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [ I ] (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
  • Professional technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas: Health, Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nursing, Family Health, Immunization, Social Work, Behaviour Change, or a discipline relevant to international development assistance in Immunization.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ I ]
  • National Government development plans and policies
  • Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses. 2 Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system. UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND GENERIC JOB PROFILE Page 5 of 5
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
  • UN security operations and guidelines.

Interested in finding out more?

You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process.

HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Job Details:

Company: UNICEF

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Islamabad, Pakistan



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