2 Jun 2017

UNICEF Health Manager Job in Mogadishu, Somalia

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

As head of the unit, lead and supervise a group of professional staff to develop and administer the sectoral and/or inter-sectoral programmes with a view to integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country programme.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead timely, regular data-driven situational analyses (including epidemiological, gender equality and emergency assessments)
  • Provide in-country leadership in data-driven prioritization and implementation of Health strategies and interventions;
  • Provide technical and operational guidance and support to government and non-government partners;
  • Champion results-based management;
  • Monitor developments at the international, regional and decentralized levels;
  • Understand Health needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups.
  • Upstream activities
  • Provide in-country leadership on Health policies, including advocacy in gender equality, emergency preparedness and response, with a particular focus on maternal, neonatal and child Survival;
  • Play an active role in broader Health sector discussions such as Sector-wide Approaches (Swaps), Poverty Reduction Strategies etc;


  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatrics Health, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Family Health, Biostatistics, Socio-medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience. Experience in facilitating technical support in health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness. Experience in programme/project management, and UNICEF policies and strategy to address conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in newborn care programming an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency and gender mainstreaming.

How to Apply
If you meet the above qualifications, kindly apply HERE.

Applications close: 14 Jun 2017 E. Africa Standard Time

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