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Health Officer, NO-B, Jayapura, Indonesia



Under the direct supervision of the CSD Specialist in the Jayapura Field Office and the technical guidance from the CSD team in Jakarta, the incumbent will be responsible for the field implementation and monitoring of health activities in Papua Province, with emphasis on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) program.

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Title: Health Officer
Level: NO-B (National Professional Officer)
Type of Contract: Fixed Term, Post No:  83533
Duty Station: Jayapura



Under the direct supervision of the CSD Specialist in the Jayapura Field Office and the technical guidance from the CSD team in Jakarta, the incumbent will be responsible for the field implementation and monitoring of health activities in Papua Province, with emphasis on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) program. The incumbent will: (1) Provide high level technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and selected District Health Offices (DHO) and ensure effective integration of MNCH policies and activities with other CSD programs, such as EPI, Malaria, Nutrition, WASH and Health Planning, (2) Monitor the delivery of MNCH services including improved coverage of quality services among the poorest and most vulnerable populations, (3) Regularly track and analyses provincial and district level data (including equity monitoring) with the intention of tracking progress towards key program deliverables, identifying bottlenecks and taking corrective measures if progress is off track, (4) Conduct advocacy efforts for women and children at all levels of the provincial and district leadership structures, (5) Support innovation and pilots and ensure that they are rigorously monitored, evaluated and documented with a view for subsequent scale up by the PHO, and (6) Support capacity building efforts as needed and thereby supporting the process of decentralization process.



  1. Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to support situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting.
  2. Technical assistance is provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health strategies, in particular MNCH, through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  3. Work plan and objectives are effectively established and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination in consultation with all relevant partners.
  4. Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
  5. Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender sex aggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Health program.
  6. Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of program funds for Health.
  7. Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  8. Up-to-date program information is kept available and reports prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health program by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
  9. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
Profile of the ideal candidate:
  • Master's degree*) in Health or related field including Medicine, Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Nursing, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programs. Professional work experience in a program management function or a technical expert capacity in child survival and health care; relevant field work experience is required. Background/familiarity with Emergency is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia

*) First level university degree may be considered if combined with a minimum 6 years of professional work experience in the above field.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies


  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies


  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organizing

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. This assignment is open for Indonesian national only.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Jayapura
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-07

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