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Health Officer (HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Health), (NO-2) Bamako, Mali # 52210

Bamako (Mali)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bamako (Mali)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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The Health Officer reports to the Health Manager for supervision. The Health Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the health and HIV Programmes /projects within the CPD 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. Besides, provides technical input into the design and successful implementation of CPD component that focus on Adolescent Health and other health promotion activities that affect children and youth such as nutrition, hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, intestinal parasites, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse.

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, Hope

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How can you make a difference?

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of HIV and adolescent health related Programmes. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health, HIV/AIDS) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of HIV and adolescent programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through analysis of HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide HIV and adolescent health technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), life cycle and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.
  1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), and verify compliance with approved allocation and goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, as well as donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity. Report on issues identified.
  1. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and share information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of CPD 2020-2024 and UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on health-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.
  1. Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programme government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
  • Draft communication and information materials for HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fund raising for HIV/AIDS as well adolescent programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) on HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programmes to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programme /projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

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

  • A university degree 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 2 years of professional experience in HIV/AIDS or Adolescent Health 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 programme/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Learning and researching (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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

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