UNICEF – Health Manager (Maternal and Neonatal) -P4/NOD

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The purpose of this external announcement is to attract suitable Health Manager (Maternal and Neonatal) candidates interested in working in any of the countries within UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa region to respond to emergencies for the next 36 months. The countries within each region are listed on the following website: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/index.html.   

How can you make a difference?

Key activities & duties
  • Support UNICEF’s response in maternal and neonatal health (or reproductive health) as part of the overall health cluster/sector coordination mechanism including participation in the maternal/neonatal health working group. 

  • Support the implementation of the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in emergencies.  

  • Participate in rapid needs assessments for maternal and neonatal health as part of the overall health sector needs assessment.  

  • Contribute to UNICEF’s and the health cluster/sector response strategy, work planning and contingency planning processes.  

  • Support the UNICEF office and Supply Division to provide essential drugs and materials to government and NGO partners, towards the reestablishment of primary health services in all affected areas through community-based, mobile and fixed health facilities as defined by the Ministry of Health. 

  • Provide technical support to UNICEF and partners including contributing to the development of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials.   

  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts including preparation of emergency funding appeals for UNICEF and health cluster/sector mechanisms.  

  • Conduct joint field visits and evaluations with relevant health sector/cluster partners  

  • Contribute relevant information on maternal and neonatal health for UNICEF’s situation reports 

  • Develop behaviour change communication materials for maternal and neonatal health  

  • Support reestablishment and enhancement of a sustainable decentralized public health system for maternal, neonatal and child health services at community and health facility level. 

  • Monitor the coverage of key reproductive/maternal and neonatal health interventions among the beneficiary population and share information for internal communication and external coordination.  

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


    • Advanced university degree in public health or related discipline.

Work Experience- 

    • At least eight years of practical experience in developing countries in maternal health, or reproductive health, in an emergency context.  

    • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training. 

Language Requirement:- 

  • Fluency in verbal and written English and/or French (depending on the country office’s official language). Knowledge of another UN language or a local language is an asset 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues





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