UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
External Adv: Health Officer (Embedded in MOH), NO-B, Jakarta, Indonesia, Temporary Appointment – for Indonesians only
Job no: 555144
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Indonesia Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand
Department/Office: Jakarta, Indonesia
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, Health
Since March 2020, UNICEF has been actively supporting the Government of Indonesia with its COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts. A critical component of this support has included the placement of staff in national COVID-19 structures including the COVID-19 Taskforce, the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery and the Ministry of Health. UNICEF staff in the Ministry of Health (MOH) have proved a vital resource to the overall strategic and technical planning and implementation of COVID-19 response and vaccine deployment. Following feedback from the MOH, as the country now transitions out of COVID-19 and into the broader health sector agenda, there is an expectation from MOH that this support will continue in 2023. Specifically, based on a directive from the President, the Minister of Health is launching a significant Health System Transformation agenda. As part of this agenda, there are six key pillars, including those directly impacting child health as well as primary health care (PHC) and equitable health outcomes. UNICEF staff is requested to play a critical role in the transition into these initiatives.
How can you make a difference?
1. Working closely with the UNICEF Health team in Jakarta and the field offices, as well as other sections, provide evidence- based information to MOH aimed at developing relevant health policies, including those impacting child health and well- being and key vulnerable groups. 2. Contribute to the strategic and technical planning and implementation of the Ministry of Health’s Health Transformation Agenda. 3. Leveraging previous direct support to the MOH, identify context specific, tailored interventions aimed at strengthening subnational systems and PHC programmes. 4. Share regional and global best practices with MOH aimed at building longer-term primary health care resilience and systems transformation.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
1. A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public Health/nutrition, pediatric Health, family Health, Health research, global/international Health, Health policy and/or management, environmental Health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, Health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field. 2. Minimum two (2) years of experience working in health. 3. Experience working with government structures are national and subnational levels. 4. Experience working in public health systems. 5. Proficiency (written and verbal) in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: (link)
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
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During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
Advertised: Sep 13 2022 SE Asia Standard Time Application close: Sep 27 2022 SE Asia Standard Time