Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 07 Jan 2018
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A steadily growing economy isn’t benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children’s changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.
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South and West Sulawesi are large, populous provinces, with low immunizations coverage in South Sulawesi and high child and maternal mortality in West Sulawesi. Malaria transmission is highly variable and these provinces have implemented malaria control strategy. Control of this disease requires good integrated surveillance and strengthening of the health service delivery system broadly. UNICEF is well positioned to provide the technical assistance and advocacy needed to bring broad systems-level improvements in these provinces.
UNICEF has provided assistance to both provinces for 2 years through advocacy towards strategic and effective use of GFATM and local government funds to support malaria control integrated with antenatal care and routine immunizations. Coverage Bottlenecks are identified and strategies to overcome those are formulated and have been initially implemented. Currently both provinces have increasing and more localized malaria transmission. Technical assistance from UNICEF and the organization’s knowledge and expertise on malaria elimination could be extended to assist those provinces in transitioning from malaria control to malaria elimination phase. With the experience on the past two years assistance the program, there is likelihood that South Sulawesi and West Sulawesi will run good integrated programs as well as solid malaria elimination program.
Under the direct supervision of the NOC CSD Specialist in Makasar Field Office and the technical oversight of the Malaria and EPI specialists in Jakarta, the staff is responsible for the field implementation and monitoring of EPI and Malaria activities in South and West Sulawesi Province. In close coordination with the CSD Officer (MNCH) and counterparts within the provincial and district health offices, the incumbent will: (1) Provide high level technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and selected District Health Offices (DHO) on EPI and Malaria policies and activities and ensure effective integration with other CSD programs, such as MNCH, nutrition and WASH, (2) Support the delivery of EPI and Malaria services including improved coverage of quality services among the poorest and most vulnerable populations, (3) Regularly track and analyse provincial and district level data (including equity monitoring) with the intention of tracking progress towards key programme deliverables, identifying bottlenecks and taking corrective measures if progress is off track, (4) Conduct advocacy efforts for women and children at all levels of the provincial and district leadership structures, (5) Support innovation and pilots and ensure that they are rigorously monitored and evaluated with a view for subsequent scale up by the PHO, and (6) Support capacity building efforts as needed and thereby supporting the process of decentralization process.
The key functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks include:
1. Data-driven and results-based management
2. Upstream activities
3. Downstream activities
4. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
6. Knowledge management
7. Partnerships and leveraging resources
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