Health Specialist

UNICEF, Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd August, 2016


Job Description

Key End Results

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update for effective programme planning, development and management, in partnerships with key stakeholders and with contribution of knowledge institutions.
  • Quality contributions are made to the development of policy advice and integrated health strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership. Partnerships with global funds, multilateral and bilateral agencies and development banks, as well as relations with the private sector enhanced and exploited efficiently, in order to formulate common advocacy position and influence allocation of resources, as well as investment decisions on behalf of health programmes.
  • Work plan and outputs are strategically established, implementation support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through application of technical expertise, in consultation with all relevant partners.
  • Health innovations and demonstration modeling are monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of programme delivery and sustainability. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs provided, relevant to the health programmes.
  • Technical assistance is provided to government and NGOs and all other partners at various stages of Government-led programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including capacity building of government's and NGO personnel.  
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building support in the development, implementation and management of the Health programme and efficient communication is provided in building technical partnerships with HQ, regional office and collaborative agency which can bring state-of-art information to staff.
  • UNICEF and Government and implementing partners' accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health.
  • Effective working relationships with internal and external counterparts are kept maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Relevant and strategic information is kept available and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated monitoring system.
  • Required programme/project reports are timely prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained,  and in emergencies, emergency responses with  effective coordination are provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree, Medical degree or above 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, 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 in Health
  • Minimum 5 (five) years of professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes related to Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health (MNCH) and health systems development. Professional work experience in a managerial position or a technical expert position in health and health systems. Experience working directly or in partnership with government would be an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills are essential
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

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