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IOM seeks to recruit a hygiene promotion and public health officer – Juba, South Sudan

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IOM seeks to recruit a hygiene promotion and public health officer – Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 06 March 2019

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Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates :

  1. Internal candidates ;
  1. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries :

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Context :

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) and the direct supervision of Programme Officer (WASH), the successful candidate will be responsible for oversight, coordination and implementation of IOM’s emergency hygiene and health promotion activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities :

  1. Contribute to the development of the HP Strategy based on the needs and according to the targets and results of the IOM projects ;
  2. Assist in developing an overall behaviour change strategy for integration of hygiene and health promotion activities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) within the Protection of Civilians (POC) areas as well as outside of the POC and Host Population ;
  3. Assist in designing results-oriented interventions based on the approved overall strategy. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, awareness raising events, communication and messaging as well as training of staff and volunteers on good public health practices ;
  4. Establish a system to monitor activities and analyse the interventions progress, specifically aimed at increasing effectiveness of hygiene interventions for better public health outcomes. This should include recommending specific actions for improvement ;
  5. Provide direct oversight to health and hygiene promotion operations in the field including, staff supervision (community mobilisers, outreach workers and the network of house to house volunteers) and direct implementation. This may also include field level coordination of mobilisation activities such as mass and routine immunization campaigns (i.e. Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign) as well as procurement of culturally and linguistically appropriate IEC materials for distribution ;
  6. Undertake monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, including research to evaluate the efficacy of the HHP model for IOM ;
  7. Innovate the IOM Hygiene and Health Promotion model based on global, regional and national evidence/data, best practices and lessons learnt ;
  8. Evaluate and recommend the need for technical (HP) skills and contribute to the design of a capacity-building plan to improve the technical skill of the team ;
  9. Supervise periodic training for staff to ensure the quality of messages and full coverage of the population ;
  10. Liaise with WASH and Health Cluster focal points to ensure coordination and integration of key messages such as malaria prevention, Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention/other protection messages as necessary, good health seeking behaviour ;
  11. Establish or strengthen partnerships with other clusters or agencies, where appropriate, to create synergies for raising awareness on the importance of good hygiene practices for health ;
  12. Report weekly to Health and WASH Coordinators in Juba on results of interventions and activities as assist in midterm and final reports for donors ;
  13. Represent IOM at health and other cluster related meetings, actively liaising and coordinating with national and international health and development assistance authorities, agencies or organizations regarding strategic planning on health matters ;
  14. Undertake field assessments in IOM areas of work on as needed basis ;
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience :

Education :

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience ; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience :

  • Operational and field experience in displacement health-related issues and in programme development ;
  • Extensive experience in Community/Public Health ;
  • Experience in WASH, including conceptualization, analysis and implementation of programme ;
  • Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies, donors and organizations ;
  • Familiarity with the WASH and health sectors in the African Region an advantage ;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff and create team-oriented environment ;
  • Strong level of analytical skills and computer literacy.

Languages :

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies :

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values :

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity : respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible ;
  • Integrity and transparency : maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct ;
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 :

  • Teamwork : develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results ;
  • Delivering results : produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes ;
  • Managing and sharing knowledge : continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and ;
  • Accountability : takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work ;
  • Communication : encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 :

  • Leadership : provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential ;
  • Empowering others & building trust : creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential ;
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link : here

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other :

  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile ;
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation ;
  • The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible ;
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply :

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 06 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement ;
  • For further information, please refer to : here ;
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed ;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period :

From 21.02.2019 to 06.03.2019

Requisition : SVN2019/67(P)-HygienePromotion&PublicHealthOfficer(P2)-Juba,SouthSudan (55845945)

Released :

Posting : Posting NC55845946 (55845946) Released

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