Community Health Emergency Officer, NO2, Lusaka, Zambia, Post#127698, Temporary Appointment 6 months (Open to Zambian nationals only)
About the job
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
UNICEF Zambia is a medium-sized Country Office, with just over 100 staff. The Country Programme 2023-2027 promotes the rights of every child and reaches the most disadvantaged children in Zambia. UNICEF works with the Government of the Republic of Zambia to improve social policies and systems, and on the ground to make sure that these systems reach all children, with a particular emphasis on the most vulnerable.
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
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The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/ZMB/SitePages/About-us(1).aspx
How can you make a difference?
The incumbent will provide quality technical support to key The Ministry of Health and other partners for the planning, implementation and monitoring of the community response to cholera with a special focus on Community Case Management. The incumbent will also support strengthening of accountability mechanisms established at decentralized levels to facilitate the delivery of an integrated community-based package of promotive, preventive and basic curative interventions across all pillars of the response (Case Management, WASH, RCCE, etc. with a focus on the Community Case Management of Cholera at ORCs/ORPs, stabilization centers, and District CTUs focusing on the hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities and with multisectoral, gender and disability lenses.
Key Function, Accountabilities, And Related Duties/tasks
- Provide technical support in all components of strengthening community health systems as it pertains to implementing the multisectoral community health emergency strategy, in collaboration with government and partners.
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
- Networking and partnership building especially with the Provincial Health Offices and District Health Offices and other partners working at the decentralized level.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building for health care workers and Community based Volunteers (CBVs) and other actors within the community structures such as Neighborhood Health Committees (NHCs), among others.
Please review the details in the attached job Profile for the position: TOR Community Health Emergency Officer TA 2Feb24 (002).pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A 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.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more in the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
- Good understanding of health system and community health and community system, MNCH, knowledge of primary health care and health in developing countries
- Good knowledge of the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming.
- Good ability to support translation of analytical findings and evidence into a cohesive programming.
- Excellent communication (writing and oral), negotiation, and other human relation skills.
- Excellent ability to collect, aggregate, analyze and use data for decision making. Advanced computer literacy expected in Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Excellent oral and written communication and report & proposal writing skills.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF Competencies Required For This Post Are…
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
- UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
- “UNICEF 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 at http://www.whed.net/”
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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