United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Children's Fund
Closing date: 25 Jun 2010
Location: Kenya - Nairobi
Purpose of the Position
You will contribute to the production of publicly available health information for Somalia to assist in planning and evaluation of health activities. You will assist in strengthening the evidence based planning and M&E capacities within the Ministries of Health in line with the GFATM proposal.
You will be expected to establish positive working relationships with partners and to lead the process ensuring that the end results are achieved.
Key Expected Results
1. You will ensure HIS standardization and dissemination:
Ensure that tools (Hospital, MCH, HP, central levels) and procedures for timely data collection, analysis and reporting are widely known, endorsed and available.
Formulate dissemination strategy (including training, printing, etc) to partner and health facility levels of new tools and procedures
Formalise a feedback system with partners.
Develop a network and engage actively with other partners working on HIS and surveillance systems.
2. You will oversee pilot areas and MOH-strengthening activities:
Provide strategic direction for the HIS component of the GFATM Malaria Grant and particularly the Phase II renewal process.
Provide oversight of and strategic guidance to CCM (an NGO) that is responsible for providing technical support in the pilot areas and to the MOH. This includes guidance on when/how to expand to previously inaccessible areas for pilot testing.
Ensure that the pilot areas meet the objective of testing the revised HIS. Carry-out supervision visits to the pilot areas and participate to meetings.
Translate learning from pilot areas to the broader HIS.
3. You will contribute to strengthening UNICEF’s HIS management and reporting:
Provide technical guidance to HIS focal points in the zones and to partners
Pool zonal data, analyze and provide feedback to the zones, USSC,
donors and partners as requested.
Provide technical input on the development of HIS software
Report on malaria indicators that will be submitted to the GFATM
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in medical statistics or epidemiology
Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of health programmes.
Fluency in English and another UN working language. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization
UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children's rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ
to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001309. Applications must be received by 25 June 2010.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reference Code: RW_86HL3V-85