Health Officer in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Purpose of the Position

  • Under the supervision of the Health Specialist, the incumbent will help with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of scaling-up cost-effective Health intervention packages.
  • He/She will also participate in data-driven situational analyses, including epidemiological and emergency assessments; provide specific technical expertise on Health policies and other issues; provide in-country technical and operational support; and help monitor, evaluate and report on related Health programs.

Key Expected Results

  • Timely, regular data-driven analysis for planning and results-based management for scaling-up specific Health interventions.
  • Technical expertise on specific Health interventions.
  • Technical and operational support provided to key government and non-government partners on scaling-up interventions (downstream activities).
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on specific Health interventions carried out through various field visits, in a timely manner, efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Government and non-government recipients accountable for UNICEF specific supply, non-supply and financial assistance.

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Health, Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy And Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-Medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions In Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, or a field relevant to International Public Health Development Assistance
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience related to developmental assistance in health.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization, and field work experience an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of the local language of the duty station, an asset.

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organizing
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