FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
12 December 2011
Emergency Health Specialist (Health Sector Emergency and Recovery Support), Jijiga, Ethiopia
Jijiga, Somali Region, Ethiopia
Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment. Duration of contract : 364 days
Extend the capacity of the field office to ensure a timely and effective response to the evolving drought emergency within the longer-term needs of the region
With Health team, RHB, systematically monitor the evolving health situation through available reports, HIS, and emergency health interventions. Highlight evolving trends/risks within UNICEF and SRHB for rapid analysis and action.
Contribute to the overall planning and implementation of health-related responses including MHNTs, measles/OPV campaigns, and response to other outbreaks (AWD) that may occur by engaging with SRHB, UNICEF offices, and health partners.
Contribute to the health and nutrition cluster coordination activities to ensure that partners are efficiently and evenly deployed to areas of greatest need.
Regularly report on the UNICEF specific as well as health cluster intervention in terms of needs, plans, progress, and challenges.
Assess collaboratively and provide specific recommendations for transitioning MHNTs, in part, into the broader health system and long-term programme including: o Review of total deployment / costs compared to partner MNHTs o Review of supply consumption against morbidity (cases) managed o Contribution of supervision structure to maintaining quality of MHNT performance o Ability of MHNTs to build capacity of existing health posts to function independently o Ability of SRHB to absorb all/some of future MHNT costs
Provide support to other UNICEF health programming as required.
Under the overall direction of the head of office and in collaboration with UNICEF health specialists in Somali and Addis Ababa:
Participate in regular H&N partner coordination meetings
Pro-active dialogue with health partners on level and nature of contribution to emergency response
Conduct field visits to review implementation, challenges in campaigns, observe MHNT practices
Participate in quarterly MHNT review to share and compile recommendations
Monthly report on key tasks, actions provided/planned
Specific reports / action plans related to evolving emergency health situation
Field support detailed in related trip reports.
Action plan for assessing and formulating transitional strategy for MHNT and health services in under-served / under-accessed communities.
Summary of recommendations for transitioning MHNT
Expected background and Experience
Academic qualifications: Advanced University degree in medicine or health sciences, additional degree in public health preferred
Work experience: At least 5 years experience in implementing emergency public health response in complex environments, preferably in Africa. Additional experience in health systems highly desirable.
Language skills: Fluent in written and spoken English, Somali/Amharic a plus
Experience working in the capacity as government technical assistance as well as applied NGO experience highly desirable
Excellent 'people' skills for developing consensus, negotiating for rapid response. Good analytical skills for accurately compiling and analyzing complex data from different sources.
Able to work under pressure, meeting deadlines
Strong skills in excel (data analysis) word Microsoft Office software.
How to apply:
Applications including comprehensive curriculum vitae, duly completed United Nations Personal History form (which can be downloaded from our website http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html ) to be sent with subject line: "Emergency Health Specialist (Health Sector Emergency and Recovery Support)" . The deadline for applications is Thursday, 22 December 2011
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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