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About UN Jobs in Pakistan-Reproductive Health Specialist
The post holder will either answer to the Director of the Health Promotion Programme (or any relevant Cluster in the area, depending on the location of the role) or the Head of WHO the national office. The specialist will oversee Reproductive Health strengthening programs and teams in the country(ies) under the delegated authority and in cooperation with other specialists at headquarters and in other offices, including maintaining positive relationships with national counterparts, numerous stakeholders, from professional agencies to United Nations agencies, from development banks and other donors and funding agencies to establish collaborative and consultative models of policy.
Responsibilities of the UN Jobs in Pakistan-Reproductive Health Specialist
1. Provide technical and managerial leadership in the area of Maternal, Newborn and Reproductive Health ensuring that the activities in this area are established and carried out efficiently and effectively.
2. Provide technical leadership and policy advice to Member States to advocate for and strengthen the national health systems from development, implementation and monitoring of maternal, newborn and child health interventions in partnership with other collaborating partners.
3. Monitor country- or Region specific developments in respect of the programmatic areas covered, and report these to the regional office/ Headquarters so that these findings can be utilized for strategy development purposes
4. Lead the development of new national strategies and policies through collaboration with the national authorities and recommend health development initiatives in the areas of health systems strengthening, partnership building and improvements in the planning and management of existing health systems for reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in the countries.
5. Promote making Pregnancy Safer and behavior change and develop and establish reproductive health policies.
6. Oversee and coordinate work plans and budgets for team activities including resource mobilization for the work programme and ensure the implementation of planned activities.
7. Lead and conduct research on reproductive health across the life cycle research.
8. Coordinate programs for capacity building in the area of Reproductive health and other related areas.
9. Serve as a technical advisor to the public concerning sustainable health systems that contribute to improved maternal, newborn child health and related programmes and services. Respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures.
10. Promote and establish a variety of new community outreach activities to facilitate the expansion of current and new health-care networks for improved maternal, newborn and child health systems.
11. Advocate, coordinate, and build partnerships with national counterparts, technical departments at HQ and negotiate with donor and development partners (UN and bilateral) to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to Reproductive health systems and resolve issues or concerns and seek funding for new projects and work programmes.
12. Represent WHO at various meetings.
13. Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Requirements of the UN Jobs in Pakistan-Reproductive Health Specialist
- A graduate degree (Masters level or higher) in a health-related area (medicine, public health) with a focus in obstetrics, pediatrics, or another related topic is required.
- A minimum of ten years of steadily increasing responsibility in the field of reproductive health development, with an emphasis on building capacities and strategies for high-quality mother, infant, and reproductive health care initiatives. This expertise includes a track record of offering technical assistance and services to national peers, Ministries of Health, and other outside partners on reproductive health programs at the national and/or regional level. knowledge of leading varied organizations.
- Expert knowledge of English.