• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Fixed Term
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HEALTHCARE

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Requirements Required experience 3 years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation Area(s) of expertise Health Driving license - Languages English, Level: Fluent, Required French, Level: Fair, Desirable Required education level Master degree or equivalent in Public Health, Community Health, Quality of care Competencies and values Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Building Trust Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Creativity Empowering Others Ethics and Values Integrity Knowledge Sharing Managing Performance Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Self-Management Working in Teams

Job Description:

  • Mission and objectives World Health Organization (WHO) advocates and catalyzes global and country actions to resolve the human resources for health crisis, to support the achievement of the health-related millennium development goals and health for all. Context Quality primary health care and the viability of health districts is a national priority, which is why the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon through the Directorate of Health Care Organization and Technology (DOSTS) is making every effort to ensure the coordination of essential interventions to strengthen the quality of health care and the functionality of health districts for the effective implementation of primary health care. However, the country is struggling to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is in this context that the WHO country office is supporting the country to strengthen the functionality of health districts and the quality of care. The UNV will be based at WHO/Yaoundé in Cameroon which is a normative technical agency for health headed by the WHO Representative in Cameroon and has several programs (Health System, HIV/AIDS/Tub/ Hepatitis Control, Disease Control, Malaria Control, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Nutrition, Expanded Programme on Immunization, Health Emergency Program, Health Promotion) organized in clusters including the Universal Health Coverage Life Course (UHC/LC) cluster supported by an administration. Task description Task description Under the direct supervision of Health System Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Delivering as One to achieve the SDGs: Disseminate information on primary health care, health district strengthening, laws and policies affecting primary health care implementation among UN agencies and development partners. Support the DOSTS of the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health to follow up with the government, including the costs of accelerated actions for quality of care improvement and implementation of primary health care in the context of universal health coverage; • Quality of care at all levels of the health pyramid : Develop briefing documents to support the WHO representative's advocacy meetings with the government, stakeholders and officials of bilateral and multilateral partners in the country; support the development of the essential package of activities by age cohort; support the DOSTS in its process of strengthening the sustainability of the health districts • Strengthening commitment: organize regular coordination meetings with national officials for consultation and planning of interventions in the area of quality of care; support the development of a strategic document on quality of care and strengthening of primary health care • Widening the circle: broaden the approach to primary health care and person-centered integrated health care by ensuring that universal health coverage efforts are tailored to the needs of populations by involving vertical program managers and directorates in charge of or involved in quality of care; • Gateways to integration: involving national and international partners in quality of care and primary health care, including and beyond health to address aspects of financing and costing of universal health coverage and the application of norms and standards to achieve high quality of care for populations; • Monitoring, evaluation and accountability: support updates to the national health information system to improve the availability and timely use of data related to quality of care and health district functioning for decision making and improvement of primary health care interventions. Support accountability for monitoring, evaluation and key Ministry of Health activities. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/Expected Outputs • Activities in the area of quality of care improvement planned in the two-year work plan and implemented with stakeholders; • Activities in the area of health district strengthening planned in the two-year work plan and implemented with stakeholders • Technical and briefing papers on quality of care and strengthening primary health care to support the WHO representative's advocacy meetings with the government are developed; • Strategic documents are developed to strengthen the quality of care area at the national level • Progress reports are submitted monthly. • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed Other information Living conditions and remarks Cameroon is a country of humanitarian context in some regions. The country has a relatively good infrastructure, running water, electricity, sanitation and housing. Given the humanitarian and security context, particularly in the North West and South West regions, it is imperative that all UN Volunteers familiarize themselves with the security guidelines and the situation upon arrival in the country. Yaoundé is the political capital of Cameroon and the second most populated city in the country after Douala. It is the headquarters of several international organizations, embassies and UN agencies. The climate in Yaoundé is tropical, humid and dry with constant temperatures throughout the year ranging from 22 to 29°C. Yaoundé also has a long wet season covering a period of ten months between February and November. However, there is a significant decrease in rainfall during the wet season, during the months of July and August. The official languages of Cameroon are English and French. For entry into Cameroon, Visa+ passport and international yellow fever vaccination card are required. Other vaccines are strongly recommended. Inclusivity statement 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. Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy Apply via link below: https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1687052624967936


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