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Vacancy Notice No:EMRO/15/FT210 Title: National Professional Officer: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (325203) Grade: NO-C Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment Duration of contract: Post of limited duration for two years (subject to availability of funds) Date:22 April 2015 Application Deadline:13 May 2015 (20 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications Duty Station:Khartoum, Sudan Organization unit:EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) / EM_SUD WHO Representative's Office, Sudan (EM_SUD) Family and Child Health (FCH)/Division of Health Protection and Promotion (DHP)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To provide technical support to the Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) Department through ensuring availability of evidence-based policies and strategies to achieve access to high quality health services for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and increase coverage and quality of effective RMNCAH interventions among pregnant women, newborns, children and adolescents.
Description of duties: Purpose of the Post: To assist the Federal Ministry of Health and the concerned authorities in the development, adaptation and use of technologies and approaches to support reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) programmes in response to the national needs and priorities. Organizational Context: Under the direct supervision of WHO Representative (WR), the National Professional Officer will assist in advising the Ministry of Health and other health partners on the implementation and technical aspects of RMNCAH in line with WHO guidelines and interventions. Summary of Assigned Duties: Under the general supervision of the WR, and with technical and strategic guidance from the technical unit in the Regional Office, the incumbent will carry out the following duties: 1. Provide technical support to the concerned national authorities at all levels in developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and assessing RMNCAH related policies and strategies. 2. Implement and follow up on RMNCAH health-related country activities supported by WHO within the framework of the national policies and strategies, namely the National Health Sector Strategy and National MCH Acceleration Plan. 3. Coordinate with the concerned United Nations agencies and international and non-governmental organizations to harmonize their support and facilitate the implementation of the national maternal and child health programmes at country level. 4. Draw up the technical expertise of WHO as required for the local adaptation of relevant norms, standards, technologies and interventions necessary to improve the country's maternal and child health care, in line with the WHO Integrated Management guidelines for both Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) and Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPAC). 5. In coordination with WHO Country office and national authorities: initiate resource mobilization negotiations with donors and follow up on bilateral and multilateral pledges to ensure availability of funds to sustain RMNCAH programmes. 6. Provide direct managerial support to the concerned national staff in the Federal Ministry of Health as required, and act as a liaison between all support units provided by other development partners and the Federal Ministry of Health. 7. Conduct field missions to country states and districts to provide technical backstopping in RMNCAH in terms of programme orientation and implementation. 8. Establish a database on the progress of RMNCAH interventions in the country. 9. Provide proper documentation of all activities, and submit a monthly report to the WR and technical unit in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO).
Education: Essential: University degree in Medicine. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.
Skills: Competencies: WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1 1. Producing results. 2. Communicating in a credible and effective way 3. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond 4. Ensuring the effective use of resources 5. Moving forward in a changing environment Functional Skills and Knowledge: - Broad knowledge and experience in RMNCH. - Skills in planning, training, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions, and in development of locally adapted tools and instruments. - Good communication skills. -Ability to interact with health professionals at various levels. - Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain standards of personal conduct. Other Skills: Good computer skills.
Experience: Essential: At least 5 years' experience at the national level in the development, implementation, and management of RMNCAH issues. Desirable: Experience in writing proposals and reports are desirable.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and the local language.
Additional Information: - Only nationals of the country will be considered for this position. - Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates. - Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered. - A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool. - Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters). - Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary:(Net of tax) 239475.00 Sudanese Pounds at single rate
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
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