Technical Officer (Maternal & Child Health) – World Health Organization
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The incumbent will report to the Team Leader of the FRH Cluster under the general guidance of the Head of the WHO country office. Within the delegated authority and in collaboration with other specialists at RO/HQs and other offices the officer will undertake independently under broad guidance of the supervisor, family and Reproductive Health (FRH) in the country including establishing /maintaining good relations with national counterparts, multiple stakeholders from professional agencies to United Nations agencies, from development banks and other donors and funding agencies to establish collaborative and consultative models of policy dialogue and resource mobilization for projects.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
1. Provide technical guidance and managerial support to the WHO Country Office team working on promoting health through the life course, facilitate the development and the implementation of the relevant work plans under the WHO-MOH collaborative programme and ensure the monitoring and evaluation of related activities.
11. Contribute to the external relationships, representation, communication and advocacy work of the WCO aimed at improving health system transparency and accountability. Prepare administrative and technical reports and presentations as necessary; Perform other duties as requested by supervisors.
Essential: University degree in medicine, public health or a health-related field, with specialized training in paediatrics, obstetrics or reproductive health from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Advanced degree in medicine, public health or a health-related field.
Essential: At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, implementing, coordination, monitoring and evaluating RMNCAH programmes. Practical and field experience in improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services. Related experience working closely with government and international agencies
Desirable: Relevant work experience with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations
Proven knowledge of RMNCAH management within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ability to conduct research and analyse results, identify issues, formulate opinions, and make conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.Good knowledge of RMNCAH health services.Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of Local language. Beginners knowledge of other UN language.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at BWP 503,360 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- If your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO 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 through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.