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Vacancy Notice No:WPRO/17/STC2 Title: Health Consultant - Partnership Coordination Unit Grade: P level Contract type: Short-Term Consultant Date:13 January 2017 Application Deadline:27 January 2017 (13 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications Duty Station:Honiara, Solomon Islands Organization unit:WP/DPM Director, Programme Management (WP/DPM) / WP/CSU Country Support Unit (WP/CSU)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Leadership and Capacity Development support To support the team of PCU staff including coordination of activities; work planning; performance management; timely and professional reporting of activity progress and risks. Support the PCU Manager to ensure that consultants through the PCU processes are appointed within the protocols of the MHMS and are providing high quality, coordinated, timely and provide practical advice and support to government counterparts. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Directorate of Policy and Planning, PCU Management and staff, other consultants, MHMS executive and staff and Solomon Islands Government (SIG) Ministries to support the strategic direction of the MHMS for funding purposes. Support the Manager, PCU to coordinate the preparation and timely submission of high quality annual work plans, reports and other written products of the PCU. Support the Manager, PCU to ensure sound internal teamwork and close collaboration, communication between PCU staff and development partners, NGOs, and other partner organisations providing technical or financial support to the MHMS. Provide guidance and support to the Manager, PCU in meeting the policy directives and reporting requirements of the Ministry of Development , Planning and Aid Coordination Organisational and Capacity Development Identify and facilitate the provision of practical and effective capacity development activities to the Manager, PCU and staff with particular emphasis given to systems development and improvement. Provide professional and practical assistance to the PCU to develop, implement and monitor its annual plans, budget and reports. Provide guidance on the preparation of the PCU Annual Report for approval of the Executive and distribution to the SIG, donor partners and other relevant stakeholders through regular MHMS agreement arrangements. Provide technical support and advice to the Manager, PCU and DP&P regarding: othe development and refinement of a PCU Business Plan oMonitoring progress and results, and recommending improvements. Provide technical support to the Executive, through the Manager, PCU and DP&P, on options for the preparation, coordination and monitoring of NGO and Faith based organisations 'Service Delivery Agreements/Contracts' should the principle be accepted by the Executive. Operational Support Provide high quality technical advice and support to the Manager, PCU in progressively strengthening day-to-day operational capacity of the unit including: ounit roles and functions ostaff management & performance ostakeholder liaison and coordination
Description of duties: 1.Provide operational and capacity building support to the management of the PCU and Policy and Planning Division in general. 2.Develop capacity and transfer skills and knowledge to government counterparts in the PCU. 3.Support and guide the PCU staffs to develop systems, policies and procedures that strengthen cooperation with Development Partners. 4.Reporting through the Policy and Planning Division to the Permanent Secretary, work with divisional, branch managers and Provincial Health Directors, to collaborate the planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting across all Development Partner supported initiatives. 5.Support integration of the responsibilities of the PCU and Directorate of Policy and Planning to ensure harmony in all development and innovation stemming from PCU support. 6.To support the MHMS, Policy and Planning Division and the PCU in advancing the development of the Sector-Wide Approach (SWAp) programme with Development Partners and assigned SWAp related advisers. 7.to strengthen the PCU to be fully managed by the Manager, PCU. 8.Other duties as required by the Policy and Planning Division
Education: Essential: Degree in medicine from a recognized university. Desirable: Postgraduate degree and specialisation in public health medicine.
Skills: Knowledge of and experience working in the health sector in the area of Health Systems Development and Partnership Coordination Knowledge of and experience working in strategic and operational planning Knowledge of and experience working collaboratively and cross culturally with government and development partners. Experience in communicating complex technical concepts for knowledge sharing. Competencies: 1. Communicating in a credible, effective, and culturally competent way 2. Ability to lead and influence effectively 3. Navigating complex health systems and environments 4. Producing results 5. Moving forward in a changing environment 6. Fostering integration and teamwork 7. Building and promoting cross-sectoral partnerships across the organization and beyond
Experience: At least seven years of working experience (including international work experience), with specialisation in Health Systems and Partnership Coordination Experience working in one or more Pacific islands
Languages: Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage
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