Health Manager (Maternal and Neonatal) – UNICEF Vacancy Announcements

UNICEF vacancy announcements, March 3, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: UNICEF

Employment: Temporary Appointment (TA) or Consultancy/Short Term Assignments (SSA), 3 months to 364 days

Location: Ethiopia, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Seychelles

Experience Level: Senior Level (8 years)

Number of Positions:

Date of Announcement: February 28, 2023

Deadline: March 14, 2023



UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

Since two years, countries in the ESA region have experienced an alarming increase in the number of new, or re-emerging humanitarian emergencies, including public health (including Ebola, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, wild poliovirus, and Cholera), armed conflicts and natural disasters emergencies.

UNICEF ESAR has prioritized the critical need to support countries to rapidly scale up capacity to prevent, mitigate, and manage ongoing and anticipated emergencies as well as to enhance capacity for preparedness and response to these emergencies.


The purpose of this external announcement is to attract suitable Cholera Specialist candidates interested in working in any of the countries within UNICEF’s East and Southern Africa region to respond to emergencies for the next 36 months. The countries within each region are listed on the following website:


Job Description

Key activities & duties
  • Support UNICEF’s response in maternal and neonatal health (or reproductive health) as part of the overall health cluster/sector coordination mechanism including participation in the maternal/neonatal health working group.
  • Support the implementation of the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in emergencies.
  • Participate in rapid needs assessments for maternal and neonatal health as part of the overall health sector needs assessment.
  • Contribute to UNICEF’s and the health cluster/sector response strategy, work planning and contingency planning processes.
  • Support the UNICEF office and Supply Division to provide essential drugs and materials to government and NGO partners, towards the reestablishment of primary health services in all affected areas through community-based, mobile and fixed health facilities as defined by the Ministry of Health.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF and partners including contributing to the development of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts including preparation of emergency funding appeals for UNICEF and health cluster/sector mechanisms.
  • Conduct joint field visits and evaluations with relevant health sector/cluster partners
  • Contribute relevant information on maternal and neonatal health for UNICEF’s situation reports
  • Develop behaviour change communication materials for maternal and neonatal health
  • Support reestablishment and enhancement of a sustainable decentralized public health system for maternal, neonatal and child health services at community and health facility level.
  • Monitor the coverage of key reproductive/maternal and neonatal health interventions among the beneficiary population and share information for internal communication and external coordination.


Job Requirements


  • Advanced university degree in public health or related discipline.

Work Experience- 

  • At least eight years of practical experience in developing countries in maternal health, or reproductive health, in an emergency context.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training.

Language Requirement:-

  • Fluency in verbal and written English and/or French (depending on the country office’s official language). Knowledge of another UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

    1. Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
    1. Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
    1. Works Collaboratively with others (2)
    1. Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
    1. Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
    1. Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
    1.  Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
    1. Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.


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