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27 Oct, 2011

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  • Health Specialist, Maternal and Neonatal Health Vacancy


National Officer Category) Non-Ghanaians will not be considered

VN No.: VN-11-31
Post Level: NO-C
Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Purpose of the Job:
Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of cost-effective maternal and neonatal health intervention packages and contribute to the programme component on maternal neonatal and child health of the country programme.

Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks:

  • Provide technical and operational guidance with scaling-up maternal and neonatal health interventions to government and non-government partners including regular data-driven situational analyses (including epidemiological, gender equality and emergency assessments)
  • Provide specific technical expertise on maternal and neonatal health policies and other issues, including advocacy in gender equality, emergency preparedness and response, as appropriate and as defined by supervisors;
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor related programmes and participate in periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners with particular emphasis on under-served populations;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of detailed sectoral work-plans and budgets for scaling-up assigned and specific health interventions and contribute to UNICEF country office’s readiness to deliver on the health-related Core Commitments for Children (CCCs);
  • Collaborate with supervisor and colleagues to timely, efficiently, rigorously and transparently monitor, evaluate and report on relate health programmes and contribute to the preparation of relevant sections of the annual health sector status reports;
  • In close collaboration with Operations and Supply staff, regularly monitor and report on use of related supplies and other resources provided to partners and collaborate with the Operations Section and Government authorities to maintain sound internal controls supportive of specific health interventions as well as to ensure accountability
  • Established active and participatory partnerships with related health sector stakeholders (Government, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral agencies) and interact with them at different stages of health programme design and implementation and identify opportunities for leveraging resources
  • Implement country-specific training and capacity building activities and document and disseminate lessons learned

Remuneration: Competitive and Attractive

Required Skills or Experience

  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Family Health, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions in Health Care, Nursing or a field relevant to international development assistance to Health
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience including in the implementation of large scale public health programmes for maternal and neonatal health. Awareness of the technical support required in health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization and field work experience is an asset. Background/familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming desirable

Competency Profile:

  • Commitment, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Communication (II), Working with People (II), Drive for Results (II), Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II), Analysing (III), Applying Technical Expertise (III) Relating and Networking (II), Deciding and Initiating Action (II), Leading and Supervising (I)


How To Apply

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from and photocopies of other supporting documents to:

The Human Resources Officer
P. O. Box 5051

 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments (Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff



Closing 11 Nov, 2011


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