Zimbabwe: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, (NO-2), Harare, Zimbabwe (Temporary Appointment up to 30 June 2018)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Zimbabwe
Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, equality

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. We work closely with the Government of Zimbabwe, with whom we have signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), sister agencies of the United Nations, and the private sector to deliver much-needed assistance to children and women.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is accountable for the accomplishment of the stated key end-results by providing professional expertise and assistance in information/data collection, statistics and data analysis, monitoring & evaluation (M&E), preparation of reports, communication and partnership, and in implementing training programmes for national and sub-national data collection, monitoring, evaluation and research capacity building with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of primary stakeholders.

This will include:

  • Programme Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation
  • Situation Monitoring and Assessment
  • Programme Performance Monitoring
  • Evaluation
  • M&E Capacity Building
  • Communication and Partnerships
  • Please refer to the attached job description for more information.

    JD Monitoring and Evaluation Officer TA Post.pdf

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have…

  • University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.
  • Two years of professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities as follows:
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Additional language(s) an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities. Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

    UNICEF does not charge a fee or require personal banking details at any stage of the recruitment process

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506760

    South Sudan: General Surgeon (Temporary)

    Organization: American Refugee Committee International
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 31 May 2016

    Position: General Surgeon (Full time, Temporary)

    Location: Kapoeta, Kapoeta South County

    Line Manager: Hospital project coordinator

    Technical Manager: Hospital project coordinator

    Supervising: Junior medical doctors, clinical officers, medical assistants, others as assigned

    Country Program Overview
    Since 1994 American Refugee Committee (ARC) has been operating in South Sudan which covers five states with programs and services reaching over 400,000 returnees, IDPs, refugees and host community members.

    Currently, ARC implements programs in Primary Health Care and Gender Based Violence but is currently expanding to Secondary Health Care WASH, and Food Security. ARC has program activities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Central and Eastern Equatoria. This project will be implemented in Kapoeta Civil hospital.

    Broad Description of Role
    The General Surgeon is responsible for the clinical care and managerial oversight to deliver quality comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) in a rural hospital setting. This includes essential, integrated maternal and child health (MCH) outpatient services, essential integrated inpatient maternal care, emergency obstetric services (including operating theater procedures), and essential newborn care.

    Roles and responsibilities
    Patient care

    • Provide all 9 signal functions of comprehensive emergency obstetric care, including Caesarean sections and blood transfusions, as required
    • Consult on complex/complicated cases and provide appropriate treatment for pregnant women who are ill, obstetric complications, trauma, neonatal emergencies, complications of abortion, post-natal complications, and treatment of severely malnourished children
    • Conduct routine ward consultations, as necessary and prescription of drugs according to MOH guidelines
    • Ensure functionality of the operating theater, including adherence to surgical protocols, and ensuring availability of necessary supplies and maintenance and/or repair of equipment
    • Implement continuous quality improvement of CEmONC and outpatient MCH services through:
    • Supportive supervision of clinical staff
    • Developing and implementing schedule of regular clinical skills updates and continuous medical education
    • Ensuring availability and comprehension of, and adherence to, South Sudan treatment protocols
    • Conduct routine maternal death audits and ensure procedures are in place for reporting and prompt investigation of accidents, near misses, and adverse events
    • Ensure good patient flow and consultations of the medical departments

    Team management

    • Ensure consistent readiness, responsiveness and quality of emergency obstetric care at the hospital
    • Provide leadership to the medical team across departments, including support services critical for CEmONC (laboratory, pharmacy, etc). Ensure integration of essential maternal and child health services.
    • Assist in the development of the duty roster and ensure it is followed according to the schedules
    • Conducting routine performance reviews of clinical staff
    • Organize and lead routine staff activities schedule, including daily rounds and weekly clinical staff meetings
    • Ensure adequate availability of supplies necessary to carry out CEmONC functions. Certify and submit hospital drug orders, consumption reports and stock cards.
    • Ensure data quality, timely reporting, and use of data in management and service improvements. Ensure availability of appropriate register books in each department; ensure staff are trained and accurately complete register books; and ensure ISDR and DHIS reports are accurate, complete and submitted on time to the hospital in-charge. Discuss data with staff during regular staff meetings to formulate recommendations for improvements in service delivery. Ensure data are reported to hospital committees.
    • Ensure high functioning countywide referral system from community level to PHC facilities to hospital level, including feedback system to referring facilities and follow up, as required, of discharged patients.
    • Ensure adherence to high standards in infection prevention, including adherence to universal precautions by all staff, proper equipment sterilization, as well as guidelines for and adherence to waste segregation and proper disposal,
    • Participate in the hospital committee meetings
    • Perform any other duty assigned by line manager

    Qualifications and competences

    • Medical Doctor degree from a recognized institution
    • Registered by a recognized council in surgery
    • At least three years management experience in a rural hospital setting, including experience supervising and mentoring clinical staff in a resource poor setting
    • Clinical skills and demonstrated technical expertise in several of the following areas: emergency obstetric services (including Caesarean deliveries and blood transfusions), focused antenatal care, essential inpatient care for pregnant women who are ill, outpatient MCH services, essential newborn care, post-natal and post-abortion care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), clinical management of rape, and family planning.
    • Experience in people management skills leading a team
    • Proven ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
    • Strong coordination skills with proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting and mentoring multiple staff members
    • Experience in analytical and conceptual skills in program management, project planning, report writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills – English written and spoken and computer skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, flexibility, adaptability and empathy
    • Experience in data collection, monitoring, and data utilization at secondary and tertiary care levels. Preferable experience with South Sudan register books and DHIS and IDSR systems.

    How to apply:

    Click here to apply