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Health Manager (Policy and Planning), P4, Harare, Zimbabwe # 111266 (Temporary Appointment - 364 days)

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Legal - Broad
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-30

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The Health Manager (Policy and Planning) reports to the Chief of Health & Nutrition for general guidance and supervision. S/He is responsible for supporting the Chief of Health and Nutrition in Policy and strategic orientation component of the Health and Nutrition section and leading the management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the health programme with focus on the Health System Strengthening within the country programme. S/He provides technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the 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.

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!

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. 

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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How can you make a difference?

The Health Manager (Policy and Planning) reports to the Chief of Health & Nutrition for general guidance and supervision. S/He is responsible for supporting the Chief of Health and Nutrition in Policy and strategic orientation component of the Health and Nutrition section and leading the management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the health programme with focus on the Health System Strengthening within the country programme. S/He provides technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the 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.

In support to the Health System Strengthening Programme He/she will:

  • Support the Government of Zimbabwe in the development of National Health Strategy post 2020, providing technical support and working towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for health.
  • Work with stakeholders and provide analysis to develop options for future support to the health sector after the Health Development Fund ends in December 2020. Coordinate and finalize the Programme document and budget with identified strategic interventions to be carried forward post 2020 with sustainability considerations.
  • Lead the implementation of the HDF mid-term evaluation and Joint Monitoring Review visit recommendations ensuring stakeholder involvement and progress is tracked. Support design of final evaluation of the HDF.
  • Represent UNICEF at the Global Fund proposal development for 2021-2024 and advocate for greater integration of donor efforts, including support provided through UNICEF.
  • Work with WHO to strengthen relationships on disease preparedness and response in relation to health emergencies, harmonizing efforts with the Health Development Fund and other UNICEF programmes.
  • Support donors with planning for future funding, including contributing to the development of business cases and proposals, including the Global Financing Facility (GFF).
  • Provide strategic orientation, in coordination and management of the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) and Primary Health Care (PHC) Programme to overcome drivers of inequities.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Advisory services and technical support
  4. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please refer to the attached job description for more information Download File JD_Health Manager (P4).pdf

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

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) 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 eight 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.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are: Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action and Applying technical expertise.

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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