Thursday, April 1, 2010

UNICEF, Health Officer - Maternal Health, Deadline April 13, 2010.

Post Title: Health Officer, Maternal Health
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Section: Health & Nutrition
Date of Issue: 30 March 2010
VN. No.: HR/VN/2010/011
Budget Level: NO-B, Fixed Term
Applications to be sent to:
Closing Date for Applications: 13 April 2010

Under the close supervision and guidance of the Health Specialist-MCH, (L-3) contributes to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Maternal Health component of the MCH project, data analysis and progress reporting, including teamwork and capacity building. This post is responsible for an annualized budget of approx US$ 500,000 for implementing maternal health programmes and activities such as the Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC), Ante-Natal Care (ANC), Post-Natal Care (PNC), and community-based promotion of clean and safe delivery as part of the MCH team.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertakes ongoing visits to UNICEF project sites, assesses local conditions and resources, and monitors UNICEF inputs. Communicates with local counterpart authorities including MoH, District Health Services (DHS), Head of Sub-District, and Head of Community Health Centres (CHC) on project feasibility and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of supply and non-supply assistance.
  • Selects and compiles training and orientation materials on EmOC, ANC/PNC, PCPNC, clean and safe delivery for those involved in programme implementation, including donor and media visits.
  • Collects and analyzes data for the Situation Analysis, project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of Maternal Health component of MCH project that includes expansion of quality Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC), Ante-natal and Post-partum Care and promotion of clean and safe delivery. Analyzes programme implementation reports and evaluates against established programme recommendations and plans of action.  Prepares tables, graphs and other statistical data. Reports outcome of analysis and proposes corrective actions.
  • Evaluates and analyzes financial and supply reports to ensure appropriateness of documentation, expenditures are within allotments, data is consistent with PIDB. Reports to the Supervisor and/or Head of Office the outcome of reviews.
  • Undertakes follow-up action on programme implementation activities, contributes to teamwork building, and prepares relevant reports.  Drafts changes in programme work plans as required.
  • Attends technical cooperation meetings, prepares notes and undertakes follow-up action and coordination related to programme implementation and monitoring.
  • Assists in identification and selection of technical supplies and equipment related to maternal health care including EmOC. Jointly with MoH counterparts prepare the distribution list, monitor the distribution and conduct end-user monitoring of supplies.
  • Assists in the preparation of the country programme recommendation by drafting CPD, CPAP and other relevant documentation ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules and regulations. Maintains the computerized programme system database and submits relevant reports.
  • Drafts relevant sections of reports (required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.)

·         Education: University degree in Medical Sciences or related technical field. Advance university degree in maternal & child health, public health or community health would be an added advantage.
·         Experience: Two years progressively responsible experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation of maternal & child health (MCH), or Reproductive Health, or maternal & child nutrition or related field.
·         Computer: Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
·         Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

  • Analytical and conceptual ability; communication skills.
  • Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work & projects.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions.
  • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Application is open for TIMOR-LESTE NATIONALS ONLY. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the two most recent PERs/Evaluations (for UN staff).  Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates.
Applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after closing date will not be entertained


Candidates who have already applied for HR/VN/2010/001; DO NOT need to apply again.