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Public Health Officers Job Opportunity at Un Volunteer

Public Health Officers Job Opportunity at Un Volunteer

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Associate Public Health Officer
Type: FULL TIME , 
Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , 
Category: Healthcare 

Jobs at:UNHCR

Deadline of this Job:
10 June 2023  
Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2023 ,
Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Mission and objectives

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the overall supervision of Head of Field Office, Kasulu or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Public Health Officer will:
Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation together with UNHCR partners to effectively address issues of public health importance, based on the principles of public health and Primary Health care in the refugee camps and transit centers as well as in the areas of return for returnees.

Coordination of services between UNHCR partners, National and international NGOs, other UN agencies, and Ministry of Health, and other sectors; ensuring early engagement of development agencies as appropriate.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work.

As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country.
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers.
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible

Education Requirement: 
Master degree or equivalent in Public health

Job Experience: 

  • 3 years of experience in public health, previous working experience, preferably in refugee settings and/or international experience, is an asset; experience with AIDS/HIV programmes is an added advantage; experience working with multi-sectorial teams especially UN agencies and Ministry of Health is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge in written, spoken and comprehension of the English language. Knowledge of French/Swahili will be a definite advantage.
  • Computer skills: Working knowledge of word, Excel and basic data analysis skills (e.g. Stata, Epi Info, Health Information System) required. A good knowledge of computer applications (minimum: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point and Internet.

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure

Interested applicant should submit their application online via link provided below 

Interested and Qualified, Click here to Apply

© AjiraMpyaZone • 2022-23

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