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Health Specialist – Primary Health Care (PHC) & Service Delivery Innovation (SDI) P3 #104151 (Temporary Position Open To Only Non Ugandan Nationals), Kampala, Uganda

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Organization: Unicef

Country: Uganda

City: Kampala

Office: UNICEF Uganda

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Closing date: Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Health Specialist – Primary Health Care (PHC) & Service Delivery Innovation (SDI), P3, Kampala, Uganda #104151 (Temporary Position Open to Only Non Ugandan Nationals)

Job no: 548852

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Uganda Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Uganda

Department/Office: Kampala, Uganda

Categories: Health

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, Innovation

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this Link to connect with our mission in Uganda.

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this role is to manage, lead and provide technical support to UNICEF Uganda’s support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners in development, implementation and resource mobilization for Primary Health Care and Community Health Information Systems CHIS, a priority intervention outlined in the Government of Uganda (GoU) UNICEF Rolling Work Plan (RWP) 2021 – 2022. The CHIS role will assist UNICEF Child Survival and Development (CSD) programme teams in the identification, assessment and integration of CHIS into routine PHC and emergency health programming; strengthen internal capacity to implement CHIS initiatives; identify and engage with government, key partners and donors in Uganda, the region and globally; and maximize potential for the scale-up and sustainability of CHIS through for example resource mobilization and integration with other systems. The Health Specialist is expected to work closely with UNICEF Uganda sections such as CSD, T4D and Communication, MoH, UN agencies and partners as well as UNICEF’s Southern East Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and headquarters (HQ) in New York.

Summary of the key functions, accountabilities and related duties or tasks include: Lead and provide technical and programmatic support for integrated implementation of CHIS.

Technical support in the design and implementation of Community Health Information Systems

Solution procurement and evaluation

Design thinking

Successful project management, team coordination and reporting of the UNICEF-RF iCOHS initiative

Lead and provide technical and programmatic support for the implementation of the Primary Health Care approach using Child Friendly Communities framework in Uganda

Policy and strategic development for CHIS

MoH Health Information Systems Strategy

MoH CHIS Integration Model

MoH ICT Policy

Participation in programme and management processes

Engage and maintain partnerships and networks

Engage and maintain partnerships and networks

Advocacy and communications

Resource mobilization, proposal and partnership development

Transfer and skill-sharing for government and programme partners

Knowledge Management

Document and disseminate lessons learned

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Contribute to Peer Support Networks

Capacity Building

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Provide training to stakeholders and end-users

Build awareness around CHIS

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is required in Public/ Global/ International Health, International Development, or related field.

Required: – A minimum of five years of professional experience progressively responsible for the development and implementation of Primary Health Care, Community Health Information Systems and digital (mobile phone and other technologies) at national or international level.

Experience with results-based management, including development of log-frames and theories of change.

Desirable – Experience with implementing RapidPro and other global public good technologies such as iHRIS.

Prior experience working with a multilateral or UN organization.

Experience implementing CHIS and digital health interventions in the Africa region.

Knowledge of the Uganda context.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are; Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

Advertised: Mar 01 2022 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Mar 15 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

Tags child friendly child survival development assistance east africa health information information systems knowledge management primary health care procurement project management resource mobilization results based management

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Website: https://jobs.unicef.org/mob/cw/en-us/job/548852

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