Deadline: 31 August 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Manager (Policy and Planning) in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The Health Manager (Policy and Planning) will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Health and Nutrition in Policy and strategic orientation component of the Health and Nutrition section and leading the management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the health programme with focus on the Health System Strengthening within the country programme.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Manager will perform following functions:
- Support the Government of Zimbabwe in the development of National Health Strategy post 2020, providing technical support and working towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for health.
- Work with stakeholders and provide analysis to develop options for future support to the health sector after the Health Development Fund ends in December 2020.
- Coordinate and finalize the Programme document and budget with identified strategic interventions to be carried forward post 2020 with sustainability considerations.
- Lead the implementation of the HDF mid-term evaluation and Joint Monitoring Review visit recommendations ensuring stakeholder involvement and progress is tracked. Support design of final evaluation of the HDF.
- Represent UNICEF at the Global Fund proposal development for 2021-2024 and advocate for greater integration of donor efforts, including support provided through UNICEF.
- Work with WHO to strengthen relationships on disease preparedness and response in relation to health emergencies, harmonizing efforts with the Health Development Fund and other UNICEF programmes.
- Support donors with planning for future funding, including contributing to the development of business cases and proposals, including the Global Financing Facility (GFF).
Applicants must have:
- University degree (Master’s or higher) in 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.
- Minimum 8 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.