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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/SSA3
Title: Consultant/FHP
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initially for one year
Date: 2 April 2014
Application Deadline: 23 April 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
The Family Health Program (FHP) unit works to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in general and that of women in particular. Its primary functions are to support the Ministry of Health to adopt and implement Evidence Based Norms and Standards to realize the attainment of the highest state of sexual and reproductive health among Ethiopian people.
Description of duties:
 Reviews and analyses sexual and reproductive health (SRH) policies, strategies, programmes and related legislation;
 Coordinates sexual and reproductive health care activities, including family planning (FP) activities
 Provides technical support and advise the national sexual and reproductive health including family planning technical teams in the development of strategies for SRH, including family planning, maternal and newborn health (MNH) and gender sensitivity of programs
 Provides technical assistance in the development of operational plans and training tools for SRH/MNH and facilitate the dissemination of SRH including family planning strategies, plans and relevant tools; works for gender mainstreaming in health
 Provides technical assistance for the implementation of SRH/MNH/FP interventions;
 Establishes and coordinates effective partnerships with key stakeholders and donor agencies involved in SRH including family planning; collaborates with relevant programs like HIV, IMNCI, Malaria and other common diseases
 Supports in promotion and implementation of operations research for SRH including family planning and MNH;
 Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of SRH including family planning and MNH programmes;
 Performs in a polyvalent manner any other duties as required for the success of the programme.
- Medical Doctor with post graduate qualification in public health, Obstetrics-gynaecology or Paediatrics and Child health
 Technical expertise in public health.
 Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international level
 Competency in documentation of events and evaluation of programmes
 Skills in design of studies, analysis of data and writing reports.
Computer literacy in basic software programmes, in particular, word processing, data management programmes, electronic communication technology, excel, spreadsheets, Power point, and basic epidemiological statistical analysis
 Five years of practical experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and supervision of reproductive health activities at National, State or Local Government Area level and MCH/FP activities at national level is essential.
Additional Information:
Annual remuneration: USD 19,331 Payable in ETB

( Note! This vacancy announcement is only for Ethiopian Nationals)

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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