Maternal / Child Health Officer
Grade : P4
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 12 Months
Job Posting : Mar 11, 2021, 9 : 16 : 40 AM
To provide technical support to the government in the development and implementation of evidence-based MCH policies and strategies, in order to provide access and quality health services to women, children and adolescents in an equitable manner.
Guide in the harmonization of national and international efforts to ensure strengthening and improving MCH programme. Guide in promotion of national MCH programme with appropriate government commitment and support for MCH programme in collaboration with national and international organizations responsible for strengthening and improving MCH.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The principal duties of the incumbent are to :
Respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Essential : Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in a health-related field (medicine, public health) with a specialization in reproductive health, pediatrics, obstetrics or other related field from an accredited / recognized institute.
Desirable : PhD level degree in Medicine / Public Health.
Essential : A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in reproductive health developing capacity and policies linked to high quality maternal, newborn, and reproductive health care programmes.
Within this experience, demonstrated professional experience working at the country and / or regional level providing technical advice and services to national counterparts, Ministries of Health, and other external partners on reproductive health programmes.
experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.
Excellent knowledge and expertise of country level situations with regard to reproductive health systems development and management with good understanding of relevant country's needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
Ability to conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.
Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities . Demonstratedability to understand and work on complex policy and programme issues related to Maternal, newborn and child health care systems and safety regulations .
Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable : Working knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Other UN Language.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station.
Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The list can be accessed through the link : http : / / www.whed.net / . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.