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Full-time Health Officer in UNICEF

Total Position: 1
Department: Health, Safety & Enviornment
Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Location: Islamabad
Minimum Education: Masters
Degree Title: Bachelors or Masters degree in Medicine/Nursing or Public Health.
Career Level: NOB
Minimum Experience: 2 Years(Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in Maternal Health and HIV programme management, monitoring and evaluation, especially in PPTCT and Paediatric AIDS.)
Work Permit: Pakistan
Apply By: Aug 29, 2010

Job Description

1. Contributes towards the preparation of the HIV Situation Analysis amongst women, pregnant women and children by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and making available for integration into programme planning and reporting.

2. Contributes to design, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the PPTCT and Paediatric AIDS programmes in collaboration with other UN partners such as WHO and UNFPA. Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation in collaboration with National MNCH programme, NACP, PACPs, Medical Institutions and UN partners.

3. Prepares relevant documents for the MNCH sections of the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, and other programme documents, as required.

4. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.

5. Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).

6. Meets with national and international agencies covering the management of programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.

7. Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.

8. Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the computerized programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as well as preparing programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Required Skills
LANGUAGES (Indicate the language requirements.)

Fluency in English & Urdu required. Knowledge of local language is an asset.

d)COMPETENCIES (Indicate what key competencies are required, such as computer knowledge, management, communication, negotiating or training skills, etc.)

Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in HIV field, especially PPTCT and Paediatric AIDS.

Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

Supervisory and managerial skills.

Leadership and teamwork abilities.

Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

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