Health Specialist - Emergency, P3 (TA)

Bangui | Bangui

Under the direction of the Chief Child Survival an Development Programme, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency Health activities, to ensure the survival, well-being of children and mothers, and affected community in the country.


In line with the CCC, the SRP, the HAR and the Health Emergency response plan:

· Undertakes and assists with assessment of local conditions resulting from the emergency situation affecting children and mothers in the country. Determines priorities for interventions. Prepares project proposals for emergency assistance and other related documentation, as necessary.

· Prepares plans of action and work plans for Emergency Health project implementation. Implements and manages Emergency Health activities. Undertakes field visits to emergency Health areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Makes decisions on project administration.

· Establishes contact with community groups particularly the Health Cluster, other partners and allies to keep abreast of emergency situations. Collects information, identifies problems and constraints, in order to ensure effective project delivery. Provides training and/or briefing, as required.

· Ensures the timely delivery of assistance and supplies monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources/inputs.

· Prepares proposals and project progress reports for the decision making process and information purposes for UNICEF management, donors, partners and allies.

· Participates in discussions with government or other local authorities, partners and allies, to advocate and/or assist counterparts in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of emergency assistance and coordination.


Extremely difficult working conditions exacerbate by insecurity.

Absence of organized infrastructures (government, social, economic and communication).

Lack of normal living conditions, (e.g., community living, food, threat to staff’s well-being and stressful situations, long working hours and limited recreational facilities..).


The incumbent works in close consultation with the direct supervisor. The incumbent exercises practical application of standing operating procedures to a wide range of humanitarian emergency situations with considerable independence and initiative, as required.

The staff collaborates with Child Survival and Development programme colleagues in Bangui and in the sub offices of Bossangoa, Kaga-Bandoro, Bambari, Bouar as well as colleagues from Emergency coordination team and others programmes.

He will interact on a regular basis will the health cluster and the other humanitarian actors acting in the health sector.

Promote intersectectoral approach to emergency health issues particularly with Nutrition, WASH, and Communication, Child protection, RRM, NFI/Shelter clusters and colleagues.



Advanced university degree in Health, Nutrition, Social Sciences, or other related field.


Five years of progressively responsible experience in programme formulation, planning, management, and evaluation, some of which should be in emergency programme management and operations.


Fluency in French and another UN language. Knowledge of the language of the duty station is desirable.


· Versatility, judgment, maturity, and the ability to work on a team. Ability to cope with stressful and difficult conditions, and political/cultural sensitivity.

· Current knowledge of development issues, policies, as well as social programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.

· Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.

· Leadership and organizational abilities.

· Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

· Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

Please use the link below to apply

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangui | Bangui
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Emergency Aid
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-21

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