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Specialist in Health Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-16

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of HSG/TL or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Technical Officer Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will:

  • To contribute to the development of the AFRO M&E Guide in collaboration with other ULC teams and health programmes;
  • To support in the formulation of national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans in collaboration with members of HIS team.
  • To undertake the monitoring the implementation health partners’ grants for national health systems strengthening within the context of UNC 2030 Partnership.
  • To contribute to the coordination of monitoring the implementation and reporting of health systems related grants within the context of GHIs support (GAVI, GF, UHC 2030-P) for PHC oriented health systems strengthening towards UHC
  • To collaborate with ULC/HSG staff at the Regional Office, IST, Country Offices, and contribute to the organization of the annual technical meetings of Directors of Policy and Planning in the African region
  • To contribute in supporting countries undertake health sector assessments & analyses such as Joint Annual Reviews (JARs), and mid-term and end of plan reviews (MTRs etc) and Joint Assessments (JANS),
  • Document good practices and lessons learned aimed at achieving results as part of the implementation national health/programme plans towards PHC oriented HSS for UHC;
  • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • First degree in health sciences, public health, global health or a related field.
  • Postgraduate degree in public health will be an asset
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • At least five years’ experience in public health, M&E, preferably at a country level
  • Experience in data analysis and evidence synthesis.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Public health Area of expertise details:


  • Good skills in monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent skills in database management,
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical tools and web based analytical software.

Competencies and values:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to World Health Organization AFRO; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to World Health Organization AFRO procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and World Health Organization AFRO in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Haiti and legal residents of (program country or territory) with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 16-05-2021

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