Deadline: 28 May 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Manager in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The Health Manager will be responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the health program/s within the country program with the focus on equity and strengthening the district health systems.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Health Manager will perform the following functions-
- Plan and provide technical support/guidance to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis, including equity analysis, to establish a comprehensive/updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs.
- Prepare, coordinate and/or supervise the formulation of health program recommendation based on a strong bottleneck analysis and theories of change and related documentations as a component of the Country Program establishing clear program goals, objectives, strategies and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
- Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in health programs.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
- Collaborate/consult with key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
- Participate in program strategic discussions/planning to provide technical advice/contribute policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
- Prepare communication and information materials to highlight program goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
- Promote critical thinking and innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable health programs/projects initiatives.
Applicants must have-
- University Degree in public health, maternal and child health, family health, health systems research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
- Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and child health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Experience of working for health system strengthening is required.
- Experience of health care quality improvement and emergency.
- Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.