Back Health Officer (Immunization), Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 23 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Temporary Appointment Health Officer (Immunization), No2 (#: 115951) Federated States of Micronesia

Job no: 538667

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Micronesia, Fiji Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Fiji (Pacific Islands) - MCP

Department/Office: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Categories: Health, Nutrition, NO-2

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, survival

UNICEF Pacific is a multi-country office that promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The UNICEF Pacific Multi-country Office is located in Suva, Fiji. There are Field Offices in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Kiribati. These 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are home to 2.4 million people, close to one million children, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean.

For more information, please visit our website

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office or Health & Nutrition Specialist, the Health Officer provides professional technical assistance and support for programme/project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration of programme/project activities, including data analysis, progress reporting, knowledge networking and capacity building, in support of the achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with Health, Immunization & Nutrition programme goals and strategy.


  • Accurate information, data analysis, and documentation are timely made available to support situation analysis, sectoral input and reporting.
  • Technical assistance is provided to the development and implementation of integrated Health, Immunisation & Nutrition strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Work plan and objectives are effectively established, and planned results are timely delivered through technical support and coordination with all states MOH and partners.
  • Project efficiency and effectiveness are enhanced through effective implementation follow-up.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored for adjustment and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender sex aggregated data and inputs provided relevant to the Health, Immunisation & Nutrition programme
  • Transparency is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for Health, Immunisation & Nutrition.
  • Effective partnership and working relationships are maintained for advocacy, technical coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • Up-to-date programme information is kept available and reports prepared and shared with relevant stakeholders as required to support the Health, Immunisation & Nutrition programme by the effective implementation of integrated monitoring system.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination is provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health, Immunization and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Effective coordination is provided and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the Health, Immunization and Nutrition humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC).

10. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

  • University degree in Public Health, Public Health and Nutrition, Health Promotion, Health Systems Management, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
Two years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programmes, including hands-on experience with immunisation. Professional work experience in a programme management function or a technical expert capacity in Immunization & health care will be an advantage. Field work experience (for NO) Background/familiarity with Emergency and mass immunization campaigns will be an added advantage. Fluency in English and another UN language (for IP) and fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (for NO).

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.

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.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Mar 18 2021 West Pacific Standard Time Application close: Apr 04 2021 West Pacific Standard Time


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