Re-advert: National Health Officer (HIV/AIDs, HSS), at National professional level (NOB), on Fixed term, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (for Tajik nationals only)
The Health Officer, HIV/AIDS/HSS will support Tajikistan Country Office, specifically Surviving and Thriving in Early Years Programme, which aims to increase quality coverage of high-impact, evidence-based maternal and child health (MCH) and nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) interventions. More specifically, the position supports the implementation of the HIV/PMTCT and Pediatric Aids components in the framework of the Health System Strengthening concept in order to achieve sustainable and effective coverage of HIV, immunization and other MCH interventions in the country, especially for the most vulnerable children.
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UNICEF’s HIV response for children must ensure that neither age, poverty, gender inequality, nor social exclusion determine access to life saving HIV prevention, treatment and care. UNICEF and its partners’ responses ensure all children are born free of HIV and remain HIV-free for the first two decades of life, from birth through adolescence. It means that all children living with HIV have access to the treatment, care and support they need to remain alive and healthy. This is UNICEF’s vision of an AIDS-free generation starting with children. Ending AIDS among children is vital to ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 – the overarching goal of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) of which UNICEF is a cofounding partner.
The Health Officer, HIV/AIDS/HSS will work very closely with the Health Specialist for technical guidance and reports to the Chief, Health/Nutrition, P4 for supervision. The Health Officer, HIV/AIDS/HSS provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the HIV/AIDS and Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), for Child Health programmes/projects including the GAVI HSS project within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.
Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Support to programme development and planning
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
4. Networking and partnership building
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
A University Degree in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology, public health/nutrition, medicine, pediatric health, family health, global/international health, health policy and/or management, socio-medical, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field or other health related sciences is required.
Experience: A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in HIV/AIDS and HSS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health/emergency preparedness at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Experience in HIV/AIDS and HSS programme/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English, Tajik/or Russian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Competency Profile (For details on competencies please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
i) Core Values (Required):
• Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability
ii) Core Competencies (Required):
• Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) • Works Collaboratively with others (2) • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) • Drives to achieve impactful results (2) • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
iii) Functional Competencies (Required):
Analyzing (2) • Applying Technical Expertise (2) • Learning and Researching (2) • Planning and Organizing (2) • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
View our competency framework at:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
The vacancy advertisement would be available at the following links: www.untj.org/jobs, www.unicef.org/tajikistan/resources, www.facebook.com/uniceftajikistan.
Attached is the Generic Job profile for this position: GJP Health Officer, HIV AIDS HSS, NOB, FT, UNICEF Tajikistan June 2020.doc
The candidates, who are interested to apply for the position, should follow the electronic application's instructions.
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1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.