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Health Specialist Jobs At UNICEF October, 2020
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For every child, Health
The Tanzania Country Office health section is managing a large and innovative portfolio of programs that work together to address poor quality of healthcare using a system-strengthening approach. The programs address healthcare services across the spectrum of primary care – from families and communities to dispensaries, health centres and hospitals. Programs and policy advocacy target mothers, newborns, children and adolescents and create impact through health system governance, financing, human resources, data, supply, demand for quality, and access to appropriate services. The section needs the support of an experienced and innovative quality of care expert who can effectively implement programs, contribute to fundraising and design of interventions that complement the systems strengthening approach, and provide monitoring and oversight of implementing partners who work with UNICEF on this ambitious agenda.
Under the direction and guidance of the Health Manager for Primary Health Care, the incumbent will be responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring interventions to improve quality of healthcare for mothers, newborns, children and adolescents in Tanzania
How can you make a difference?
- Provide technical support to the Government of Tanzania, UNICEF and other implementing partners on improving quality of healthcare, including contributing to the development of standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials.
- Participate in national technical working groups and other relevant policy and planning meetings
- Implement and oversee existing quality of care programs within the health section in close collaboration with the Government of Tanzania, implementing partners, other sections within TCO and specialists within the section.
- Coordinate and communicate with donor partners, reporting results in a timely and accurate manner.
- Document and disseminate best practices and program results on improving quality of healthcare using a system approach locally, nationally and internationally.
- Contribute to quality program and health section program field monitoring and performance tracking
- Help draft funding appeals, donor reports and project proposals related to quality of care
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Health Sciences, Community Health or related fields, preferably with training in maternal, child and/or adolescent health
- Five years of professional work experience in public health, health system strengthening and/or quality of care in Tanzania. This includes coordination & partnerships, risk assessments, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality of care programs.Working experience with UNICEF, WHO or international health NGOs on quality of care is an asset
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is 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…
- Willingness to frequently travel within Tanzania
- Excellent writing skills and demonstrable experience in qualitative and quantitative epidemiological information analysis, program monitoring and reporting
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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 organisation.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The deadline for submitting the application is October 21, 2020