Deadline: 30 November 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Officer (HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Health) in Bamako, Mali.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Officer (HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Health) will perform the following functions:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of HIV and adolescent health related Programmes.
- Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health, HIV/AIDS) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
- Contribute to the development and establishment of HIV and adolescent programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through analysis of HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
- Provide HIV and adolescent health technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), life cycle and monitoring and evaluation of results.
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions.
- Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
- Monitor and report on the use of HIV/AIDS as well adolescent health programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), and verify compliance with approved allocation and goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, as well as donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity.
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and share information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.
- Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
- Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of CPD 2020-2024 and UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on health-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in one of the following fields is required 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.
- 2 year’s of professional experience in HIV/AIDS or Adolescent Health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health/emergency preparedness at the international level and/or in a developing country is required.
- Experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in French and English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.