Location: New Delhi
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Systems Strengthening: Assist the government at national and state levels to design and strengthen health systems for planning and delivery of maternal care and integrated young child survival and development services at the state/district and village levels, with an emphasis on enhanced capacities, accountability and effective implementation of government programmes related to women and children. Commission and manage evidence reviews and operations research to inform MNCH policies and programs of the national and state governments
Support to State Offices: Assist the state offices in the preparation of the Rolling l Work-plans (RWPs) to make sure that they are consistent with CPD and CPAP. Provide the state with regular updates on evidence based research on policies and programmes that enhance quality decision making within the health sector reform environment and support the state offices to incorporate evidence into the programmes.
Oversight: Set up and implement, in collaboration with the state offices, an oversight plan to monitor progress on programme implementation towards increased and more equitable coverage of maternal care and RMNCH strategic interventions and the utilization of funds. Assist the state offices to take any necessary corrective action based on the progress on programme implementation.
Partnerships: Build and foster partnerships with academic institutions, professional organizations, and other relevant stakeholders for RMNCH programs in India.
Documentation and Reports: Contribute towards the Situation Analysis, and the Common Country Assessment (CCA) by analyzing the data, obtaining the updated sectoral information, and preparing the specific written inputs; contribute to the preparation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), prepare sectoral inputs to the Country Programme Document (CPD), and the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP); contribute to the mid-year, annual and mid-term reviews; and support in the preparation of donor proposals and reports.
Qualifications, Skills And Attributes
b) Work Experience
d) Competency Profile:
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
iv) Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [ I ]
Knowledge of latest theories, principles, methods and technology in one or more of the following areas:
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ II ]
Knowledge of theories and practices in:
• Child and Maternal Health • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
• Public Health • Educational Interventions in Health Care
• Health Financing • Knowledge Management
• Environmental Health • Health Education
• Computer software application, including word processing, spreadsheet and corporate software packages
General knowledge of:
• Methodology of programme/project management
• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies in Health
• Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods and approaches.
• Policies and strategy to address national and global health issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
• Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
• Gender equality and diversity awareness.
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ II ]
· UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses
· UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
· UN Reform processes and outcomes and implications of the Paris Declaration
· UN security operations and guidelines
· UNSECORD training for members of Security Management Team
· UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity
d) OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
· Excellent and in-depth technical knowledge and skills within the sector
· Current knowledge of development issues and policies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation, specifically of the respective sector.
· A familiarity as to how public administration systems affect delivery of results for children
· Understanding of social mobilization and behaviour change communication
· Understanding of the importance and role of partnerships
· Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
· Analytical, influencing, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
· Report Writing
· Training ability.
· Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
· Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
· UNICEF core competencies
Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th November 2012. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.
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