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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT37
Title: Technical Officer (MCH), NPO
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 29 January 2013
Application Deadline: 12 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP_PHL Philippines (WP_PHL) /
WP_PH4 Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP_PH4)
Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health programme provides technical support to the Department of Health (DOH) in strengthening its capacity to effectively provide evidence-based policies, programmes; advocate, engage in strategic partnership and monitor the implementation of the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Strategy and other related strategies to achieve the country's goal of reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)4 and 5 targets through the Universal Health Care Agenda.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WHO Representative in the Philippines, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

1. To provide technical support to the Department of Health and its partners in the implementation of its Universal Health Care (UHC) objective to improve the provision of public health services to attain health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDG), specifically MDG's 4 and 5. This includes technical assistance in the planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring and evaluation of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) strategy, Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) strategy, Philippine Child Survival Strategy and Plan of Actions and interventions to improve care of mothers, newborns and children at health facility and community levels such as Micronutrient Supplementation, Integrated Management Of Childhood Illness, implementation of the Milk Code, among others. Technical support shall include mainstreaming and scaling up of evidence based interventions such as Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care, promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months using Communication for Behavioral Impact methodology.

2. To serve as focal technical person for UN joint programmes related to Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition, among which would include the Joint Programme on Maternal and Neonatal Health (AusAid-DOH-UN) and Joint Programme on Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-24 months in the Philippines (MDG-F).

3. To provide technical assistance in obtaining strategic information, development of necessary policies and guidelines, supporting the DOH in implementing, monitoring and evaluating interventions, and engaging strategic partners such as academe, professional organizations, civil society organizations, among others to strengthen health system components to improve access to and quality of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health care, in consultation with relevant partner agencies. This includes technical assistance to the Department of Health and its partners for the implementation of its Strategic Plan on Accelerating Actions towards Adolescents Health 2010-2015 including development and monitoring of plans of action, building of national capacity for implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

4. To provide technical support to the Department of Health in the implementation of the Strategic Plan on Accelerating Actions towards Adolecent Health 2010-2015.

5. To prepare reports and provide updates to WR/ PHL, and the Regional Office on issues relevant to preceding items.

6. To perform other related duties as may be required by the WHO Representative.
A university degree in medicine is essential. Working experience and/or training in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics or infectious diseases is desirable. Postgraduate training in public health, evidence-based medicine or a related discipline is an asset.
Knowledge of WHO strategies and policies for Child and Adolescent Health (CAH), Making Pregnancy Safe (MPS) and Global Reproductive Health Strategy is an advantage. Familiarity with related evidence-based public health approaches. Skills in planning, monitoring and evaluation of interventions. Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work harmoniously with the team, engage strategic partners and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Moving forward in a changing environment
At least five years in developing and managing reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health public health programmes; three years of which at the national level is essential. Experience working with the Department of Health and other relevant partner agencies/institutions on child and adolescent health issues is desirable. Policy formulation for maternal, child, adolescent and reproductive health is an advantage. Knowledgeable of global issues and WHO strategies on maternal, child and adolescent health is a plus.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PHP 1 509 704 at single rate
PHP 1 509 704 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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