Careers at UNICEF - Tanzania, June 2017

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Health Specialist, NOC, Mbeya, Tanzania (For Tanzanians only)

Job Number: 504473 | Vacancy Link
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.


Purpose of the Position

The Health Specialist reports to the Chief Field Office for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of program progress of a sector of the health (e.g. nutrition, gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework

WORKING CONDITIONS

Post is office-based in Mbeya.
Impact of the Results

The efficiency and efficacy of program preparation planning and implementation of health programs/projects contributes to the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the Health/Country Program that directly impacts the improvement of the health of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and children in the country, and this in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide program services to protect the rights of children, promote greater social equality to enable children to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

Support to program development and planning
Support/contribute to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the sector/s to establish a strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of health program. Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the health program proposal, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
Establish specific program goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.

Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated


Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
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 for the assigned sector 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.
Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
Technical and operational support to program implementation
Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
Participate in discussions with national partners/clients/stakeholders to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated

Networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity and exchange knowledge/expertise to facilitate the achievement of program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
Keep abreast and conduct research to provide evidence for implementation of best and cutting edge practices in health.
Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate

An Advanced University Degree in 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 other health related science is required
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Values

Commitment
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity
ii) Core competencies

Communication (II)
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)

iii) Functional Competencies:

Leading and supervising (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Analyzing (III)
Relating and networking (II)
Deciding and Initiating action (II)
Applying technical expertise ((III)
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation


Opening Date Wed May 31 2017 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (E. Africa Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Jun 14 2017 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (E. Africa Standard Time)

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WASH Emergency Specialist - NOC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (For Tanzanians Only)

Job Number: 504494 | Vacancy Link
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direction of the WASH Specialist – Emergency Focal Point, and in close coordination with other members and technical specialists from WASH, Health and other sections as appropriate, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s support to the sub-national level to improve preparedness and response to emergencies activities and results related to safeguard and improve public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs), national and international humanitarian standards.
WORKING CONDITIONS

Post is office-based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel within the country.
Impact of the Results

The WASH Specialist (EPR) will support the WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response in the country. Overall, the incumbent will be expected during the execution of the assignment to exhibit the following attributes:
Establish a cordial working relationship with the Government of Tanzania Authorities, partner organizations and articulate professional input.
Ensure that wherever possible an empowering approach to working with communities and partner organizations is employed.
Ensure that beneficiaries - women, men and children are involved in aspects of the programme implementation, and that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs, protection and gender issues.
Ensure that emergency responses are guided by the national, International and Sphere standards.

The specific tasks to be undertaken are as detailed below.
Key Duties and Responsibilities 

Assessments, Planning and Strategy

On an ongoing basis, review, collect and analyze WASH data, mapping of risk areas with particular focus on WASH related risks and gaps analysis; and its implications to the national, regional and LGA emergency operation. Keeps the effective flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency measures. Identifies availability of resources, especially stakeholders in emergency prone areas
Assess the existing WASH emergency strategies and ongoing implementation activities and, together with partners, update as necessary, taking into consideration the evolving context and existing national, international and SPHERE guidelines.
Coordinate procurement, prepositioning and distribution of WASH emergency supplies in accordance with the agreed WASH response strategy.
Technical inputs, supervision and guidance to the UNICEF implementing partners

Emergency preparedness and response

Actively participate in WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency and timely response.
Facilitate the identification and definition of UNICEF supported preparedness and response interventions including WASH supplies, IEC materials and Community mobilization activities, as part of the regional/district cholera/emergence response plans; including development and implementation of supply plans

Training/Capacity Building:

Assess sector training needs, promote and carry out training of WASH humanitarian personnel in WASH in emergencies, to build the capacity of Regional/LGAs and partner NGOs on best practices and ensure consistency and quality of the WASH response planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Provide technical capacity building through coaching and on-the-job training during fields visits.

Sectoral work plan development, implementation and Monitoring

Work with WASH stakeholders to develop effective WASH Sectoral EPR work plan including monitoring tools and mechanisms, that link to medium and long-term development plans. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data
Provide support including quality assurance as well as monitoring of PCA partners and Government entities. Ensure efficient and effective use of UNICEF resources and timely accounting for resources provided to partners.
Visit project sites and monitor WASH responses and conditions and provide reports and recommendations for improvement.
Maintain an effective monitoring and reporting system that supports inclusiveness especially in reaching out to vulnerable children.
Work with the UNICEF WASH team to identify and document learning and success stories to help disseminate lessons on the cholera/emergency response.


Programme Management, delivery, Documentation and Reporting

Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation.
Regular reporting (assessment/monitoring reports, sitreps, etc), as required.
Collaboration, Networking and Partnerships
Collaborate with Communication, government and WASH partners to ensure development of effective IEC tools, frameworks and strategies to support advocacy, social mobilization and emergency efforts.
Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and PCA and Government partners to develop and maintain a sound emergency supply management system, including development of procurement and distribution plans.
Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced University Degree in Environmental Public Health, Civil Engineering, Programme Communication, Sanitation Engineering, or other field related to or other field related to behaviour change communication.
Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behaviour change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
Experience working with government especially regional & local government authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of water, sanitation and participatory approaches in health and hygiene promotion.
A minimum of 5 years of experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills and Leadership and teamwork abilities.
Fluency in English and Swahili languages coupled with good writing skills.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values:

Commitment      
Diversity and Inclusion     
Integrity
Core Competencies:

Communication
Working with people
Drive for results
Functional Competencies:

Formulating Strategies and Concepts    [ II ]
Analyzing   [ III ]
Relating and Networking    [ II ]
Deciding and Initiating Action   [ II ]
Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]    


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


Opening Date Wed May 31 2017 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (E. Africa Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time

Closing Date Tue Jun 13 2017 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (E. Africa Standard Time)

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NAFASI ZA AJIRA/KAZI UNICEF, TANZANIA, JUNE 2017

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