Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Health Specialist (Emergencies) at UNICEF Tanzania

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Health Specialist(Emergencies),NO-3,Dar es salaam ,Tanzania,#126332[Temp Appointment 364 Days] Open To Tanzanians Only
Job no
: 566364
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: NO-3
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Health


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, an Advocate
In the 2020 update of the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) is the explicit commitment that appropriate and experienced staff and personnel with relevant training are provided and rapidly deployed, that focus on action in the first eight critical weeks of humanitarian response and provide guidance for action beyond that, moving towards defined benchmarks.

This position will enable UNICEF Tanzania Country Office to provide technical assistance to the Government of Tanzania to prepare for and rapidly scale up response to public health emergencies, with special focus on infectious diseases epidemics. The candidate is expected to apply the principles of the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) while helping the organization to contribute to prevention of mortality and morbidity among children in Tanzania.

Under the direction and guidance of the Chief of Health, the incumbent will coordinate overall TCO health emergency preparedness and response. The incumbent will be responsible for health sector preparedness and response and for coordinating and monitoring interventions, provide technical advice to the design, implementation and monitoring of response and recovery interventions with a focus on ensuring continuity of essential health services in the region resulting from health system disruption caused by emergencies.
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How can you make a difference?
  • Provide technical assistance to UNICEF, government, and partners including contributing to the development of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for Health in emergencies.
  • Develop and update health emergency response plans and other relevant documents as needed
  • Be deployed on a short notice in the framework of UNICEF staff surge mechanism to respond to outbreaks or other health emergencies.
  • Conduct joint field visits and evaluations with relevant health sector/cluster partners.
  • Contribute to UNICEF’s Health Emergencies response strategy, work planning, contingency planning processes with other sectors to ensure cross sectoral response programming and resilience building.
  • Oversee supplies propositioning to ensure that a baseline level of essential medicines and medical supplies are provided to government and NGO partners and is aligned to the office preparedness planning process.
  • Monitor the coverage of key health interventions among the beneficiary population and share information for internal communication and external coordination, including with the health cluster and inter-cluster coordination mechanism.
  • In close consultation with the M&E team, contribute to the office M&E mechanism, including results tracking.
  • Contribute to UNICEF information products related to the response including situation reports.
  • Draft funding appeals, donor reports and project proposals related to the response.
  • Liaise with the health emergency focal points in the regional office
  • Represent UNICEF country office in coordination forums at national and subnational level, participate in internal coordination and technical meeting organized by country office and the section.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, Health Sciences, Community Health or related fields (preferably with specialized training on public health in complex emergencies, in epidemiology and/or disease control)
  • Five years of professional work experience in public health at the national, with field experience in responding to health emergencies. This includes coordination & partnerships, risk assessments, planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of public health emergency programs related to communicable disease control. International level experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience in leading response and early recovery to vaccine preventable disease outbreaks
  • Working experience with UNICEF, WHO or international health NGOs in emergency health an asset
  • Fluency in English and Swahili (verbal and written). Good written and spoken skills in the language of the humanitarian operation and knowledge of another UN language an asset.
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For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff , including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
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The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Advertised: 04 Oct 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 18 Oct 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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