Health Manager (EPI & Emergency) P-4 Ethiopia., Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organization: Unicef

Country: Ethiopia

City: Addis Ababa

Office: UNICEF Addis Ababa

Closing date: Friday, 3 September 2021

Health Manager (EPI & Emergency), P-4, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job no: 544008

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Ethiopia Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Ethiopia

Department/Office: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Categories: Health, Expanded Programme Immunization

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, access to health services!

Join a dynamic and multicultural team to provide innovative technical leadership and strategic guidance to UNICEF Ethiopia’s Health & Immunization programming.

Experience the country, its warm and welcoming people, its rich culture and history as well as the dramatic landscapes - from the soaring pinnacles of the Simien Mountains to the plummeting depths of the Danakil Depression...Ethiopia!

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The Health Manager will report to the Chief of Health for guidance and general supervision. S/he provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM); and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework. As head of the Immunization and health emergency cluster, leads, manages, develops, supports and enables a competent team of professional staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Immunization and health emergency programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Timely and quality sectoral analysis contributes to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update; informing effective support to government system strengthening strategy, planning and implementation; supporting community resilience and; ensuring that a resilience building approach underpins humanitarian support, including in refugee/ host community settings

Methodologies and new approaches are developed and implemented based on results-based approach within Human Rights framework by broad participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.

Program planning, management and delivery and monitoring and evaluation of results for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.

Technical and operational support to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation to program implementation including capacities of Country Office staff.

Networking and partnership building.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building and ensuring gender issues are addressed across all functions.

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

Advanced university degree in Health: Public Health, Medicine, Health Administration, Field Epidemiology, and related fields with extensive working experience in Immunization and Health Emergency preparedness and response, Health System Strengthening. Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.

A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public health planning and management and/or in relevant areas at the national and international levels in relevant areas of Immunization, and health emergency/humanitarian preparedness is required. Relevant experience in health program/project development and management in any UN system a entity or organization is an asset.

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

ii) Core Competencies

Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

Works Collaboratively with others (2)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

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Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Aug 19 2021 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Sep 03 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

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