Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)
Position: IMNCH Team Lead
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Salary: USD 90,664 (annual)
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To provide technical support to the Federal Ministry of Health in the development and implementation of evidence-based Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition programmes policies and strategies. Assist in the harmonization of national and international efforts to ensure strengthening and improvement of the programmes through planning, collaboration, coordination and implementation of WHO’s technical and operational support in alignment with the Immunization Agenda 2030 and the Global strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health 2016-2030 and the WHO recommended strategies throughout the life cycle, with special focus on leaving none behind.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent regularly undertakes situation analysis in Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition programme areas and provides technical assistance to national authorities as follows:
1. Provides technical support to the Ministry of Health and its technical departments in the review, development and implementation of comprehensive Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition policies and strategies;
2. Works closely with health system strengthening/primary health care (HSS/PHC) focal point to support integrated immunization service delivery;
3. Develops/formulates, strategies and recommendations in Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition to strengthen national plans and priorities;
4. Facilitates the integration of Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition programmes and approaches including Making Pregnancy Safer, Newborn Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Youth Friendly Health Service into comprehensive health plans;
5. Supports advocacy and resource mobilization efforts as well as mentoring/coaching & partnership coordination to ensure the full implementation of national plans
6. Strengthen the technical and managerial capabilities of national staff;
7. Supports the adaptation of WHO tools/guidelines for the implementation of Immunization, Making Pregnancy Safer, Newborn Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy, Infant and Young Child Feeding, and Youth Friendly Health Service programmes;
8. Strengthen surveillance and introduction of emerging vaccine-preventable disease activities by developing and supporting the implementation and monitoring of national plans and promotion of capacities for sustainable improvements;
9. Supports operations research to improve the effectiveness of Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition programmes;10.Plan, guide and recommend quality improvement process for Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition services;
11. Formulates integrated work plans for WHO collaborative programmes on Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition and explore voluntary contribution funds;
12. Provides technical support in monitoring and evaluating programme effectiveness, including the review and synthesis of information; assessments of quality, coverage and costs of interventions and the use of such data for decision making; and programme planning and improvement;
13. Identifies, documents and supports the FMOH to implement best practices in the immunization and MNCAH areas of work
14. Maintains and updates website information in work; and
15. Performs other relevant duties, assigned by the supervisor(s).
Essential: Medical Doctor’s degree with a post-graduate degree in epidemiology or public health, Reproductive Health or Obstetrics & Gynecology; or Pediatrics & Adolescent Health from a recognized university.
Desirable: Degree or Training in any one or more of the following areas: Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses; Infant and Young Child Nutrition; Health Programme Management; Nutrition.
Essential: At least ten years of relevant experience including five years of international experience specifically in the implementation, organization and management of Immunization, or MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition programmes.
Desirable: Experience in policy formulation, quality management, strategic and policy planning as well as facilitating consultations. Experience of working in developing countries, in programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and training.
- Extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition.
- Knowledge of health systems, strategic frameworks in Immunization, MNCAH (Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health) and Nutrition, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Extensive knowledge and skills in problem-solving, management, negotiation, presentation, resource mobilization and planning.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Moving forward in a changing environment
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of French.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 90,664 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4117 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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