Sudan: Health Specialist, Temporary Appointment, NO-3, Khartoum, Sudan (OPEN to Nationals of Sudan ONLY)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Sudan
Closing date: 23 May 2018

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.

For every child, www.unicef.org/sudan

Sudan is a huge country, more than four times the size of Sweden and the third largest in Africa—even after South Sudan was carved out in 2011. Sudan has a lot of land and resources, a population of 40 million and a history that predates the Nubian kingdoms established along the Nile River around 4,000 BC.

Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives improve. Fewer boys and girls are dying before their fifth birthday. Primary school attendance is increasing. Immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free.

Still, millions of children continue to suffer from chronic conflict, from seasonal natural disasters and disease outbreaks, from under-investment in basic social services. Sudan ranks as one of the worst in the world for malnutrition, and three million of its school aged children are not in the classroom.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of post

The purpose is to provide technical support in the implementation of the Global Fund supported malaria programme including expansion if the community component (ICCM)

Specific Tasks

The TA will be responsible for the following tasks;

  • Monitor the procurement of malaria commodities as per the CSA – linking up with the supply section and UNICEF SD to ensure full and timely implementation of this component of the CSA
  • Support the FMOH in planning, implementing, supervising and monitoring the in-country distribution of LLINs (through mass campaign and routine services)
  • Support FOs in scaling up ICCM in targeted communities with specific focus on community-based treatment of malaria cases among children under-five
  • Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in rolling out UNICEF supported malaria control and IMCI interventions).
  • Participates in meetings with Federal and State Ministries of Health for project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements
  • Coordinates closely with the FMOH to implement UNICEF portion on Malaria with focus on improving utilization of LLINs
  • Follow up funding requests from implementing partners, supplies distribution as per UNICEF commitments with implementing partners, and timely monitor DCTs with Prepares required technical reports as per the schedule and templates provided through the CSA
  • IMCI/ Malaria control programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports.
  • Expected Deliverables

  • Full procurement of all malaria commodities and LLINs as per the CSA and work plan
  • In-country transportation of LLINs up to the state level monitored
  • Full distribution of LLINs (mass campaign and routine channels) as per the CSA plan
  • Full implementation of the iCCM package of activities as per the FOs AWPs 2018-2019
  • Effective field monitoring of planned activities (both as per the CSA and also as per FOs)
  • IPs funding requests and DCTs documents timely collected and processed
  • UNICEF participation to all malaria control core meetings ensured
  • Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery- (as required- throughout the contractual period).
  • Quality quarterly reports submitted as per the CSA agreement as well as malaria and IMCI Donor reports are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and fund raising (as required- throughout the contractual period).
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Medicine, Public Health or any related technical field
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/ or field of child health
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512950

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