National CSD Project Assistant
- Country: Congo
- Organization: UNV
- Deadline: 2023-11-13
- No of Vacancies: N/A
Description of assignment title
Assistant National de projet CSD
- Assignment country
- Expected start date
- Sustainable Development Goal
17. Partnerships for the goals
- Volunteer category
National UN Volunteer Specialist
- Host entity
- Expected end date
- Number of assignments
- Duty stations
Brazzaville (3), Pointe-Noire (2)
Mission and objectives
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.
The question of generating evidence for documentation and advocacy occupies a special place for Unicef. The Program Implementation and Monitoring Manager will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process of implementing operational models and activities of the child survival and development section, particularly in this regard. which concerns the design of databases, monitoring of implementation as well as progress recorded. It will also support implementing partners during the processes of data analysis and identification of bottlenecks that limit the performance of health programs/projects, including immunization within the survival and development section of the child. It will provide assistance with research and zero-dose childhood vaccination. In doing so, the incumbent implements a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate the implementation of programs, monitoring of their progress, evaluation and reporting of results.
Under the direct supervision of the P3 Immunization Specialist, the UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks:
• Implementation and monitoring of interventions related to immunization and child survival
Support the country in the deployment of the vaccination model improving the quality of care
• Support the process of mapping and researching zero-dose children at the district level
• Establish databases for programmatic monitoring of health district performance and key program indicators under its responsibility
• Provide technical support for the identification of bottlenecks linked to the areas listed above in the targeted health districts.
• Support the districts under its responsibility in the process of analyzing data, identifying bottlenecks and formulating corrective actions
• Support the evaluation of progress towards achieving planned objectives
In addition to the above, UN Volunteers are expected to:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteering by reading the documentation made available by the UNV programme, external publications and actively take part in the activities of the UNV programme, for example, get involved in commemorative activities for International Volunteer Day (IVD), on December 5.
• Become familiar with and develop any form of traditional and/or local volunteering in the host country.
• Reflect the type and nature of voluntary actions they undertake, including their participation in substantive reflections.
• Contribute to the writing of articles on field experiences to be submitted for the UNV program publication/website, bulletin and press notes, etc.
• Contribute to the Welcoming Program for United Nations Volunteers newly arrived in the country of assignment;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteers or encourage individuals and organizations to use online volunteer services where technically possible.
Expected results :
The main results below are expected during the mission:
• The teams from the different health districts under the responsibility are oriented and implement the model for improving the quality of care for mothers and children: To this end, support is given to these districts to make the various reports available and monitoring progress
• A map of zero doses is available, specifying where unvaccinated children are located. Districts are supported in the identification and implementation of actions to improve vaccination coverage (Expected zero dose reduction target is 50% by the end of 2024)
• A database and/or software packages for monitoring performance of the health districts is available and up to date
• Basic indicators of the different districts are available
• A report of the progress recorded by the different districts is available
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Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
3 years of professional experience, particularly in the field of health programs or in the field of programmatic monitoring of health interventions
Area(s) of expertise
French, Level: Mother tongue, Required
English, Level: Working knowledge, Required
Required education level
Master degree or equivalent in • A Master in Public Health or in a related field (Epidemiology, Population and development Health economics, health promotion………) • Or be a general
• Field experience (level operational: health district) would be an asset
Competencies and values
Leadership, teamwork and training skills. Work requirements require maximum ethical values and search for results
Living conditions and remarks
The Republic of Congo is a lower-middle-income country located in the Central African subregion.
The country shares its borders with Gabon to the southwest, Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the north and northeast, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the east, Angola and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.
Since 2014, the Republic of Congo has experienced an economic slowdown which is affecting economic growth (-5% in 2017). Due to the persistent decline in oil prices, this situation led to the decline in gross domestic product per capita from $3,196 in 2013 to $1,658 in 2017. Nevertheless, the country is generally stable and secure in main urban and rural areas.
Frequent disruptions are recorded in the electricity supply, particularly in Brazzaville (political capital) and Pointe-Noire (economic capital). The cost of living is relatively affordable, but there are some concerns about the cost of decent housing. The population likes to dress stylishly and enjoy both secular and religious music.
According to United Nations security standards, life and travel in Brazzaville and other major regions are safe.
The Republic of Congo is a unique country. It provides an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. It is therefore essential to be flexible and have the ability and willingness to live and work in difficult and potentially dangerous conditions, involving physical difficulties and little comfort.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.
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