Health Programme Intern – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement

Health Programme Intern – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement, April 23 2023



Organization: Health Programme Intern

Position: Health Programme Intern

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Internship

Place of Work: Assosa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: May, 11/2023 




Job description

Under the supervision of the Health Officer, the Health Programme Intern provides assistance throughout the programming process for Benishangul Gumuz health programmes. They will apply theoretical and technical skills in collecting, analyzing, and presenting technical programme information to support the development and formulation of health programs within the region while learning organizational rules, regulations, and procedures.

How can you make a difference? 

  • Support Benishangul Gumuz Health Programme development and planning.
  • Support implementation and monitoring of planned activities at regional, zonal and woreda levels, including humanitarian programs in the conflict-affected areas of the region.
  • Provide technical support to the regional health bureau, zonal health department, and woreda health offices, and health facilities in UNICEF supported maternal, newborn, and child health program implementation.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Closely monitor the requesting and timely utilization and liquidation of health Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs) in close communication with Bureau of Finance and Economic Development.
  • Support the compiling and development of physical reports for health DCTs, including emergency programs.
  • Provide technical support in the requisition, reception, distribution, and utilization (end-user monitoring) of health supplies at all levels,
  • Strengthen Networking and partnership building with stakeholders, through the participation of technical working groups, and meetings.
  • Provide technical support in the development and report writing of donor reports for grants received from donors.
  • Provide support to other health-related operational and administrative tasks as needed.


Job requirements


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

  • Be enrolled at a university in Ethiopia at the undergraduate or graduate level or be a recent graduate (within the past two years) in public health, Health education & promotion, health informatics, Nursing, midwifery, or another health-related science field.
  • Knowledge of basic computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language is required.

Key Considerations for Applicants:

  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Persons that identify as having a disability are also highly encouraged to apply. Residents of the Benishangul Gumuz region and of Assosa will be prioritized for this internship opportunity. Note that UNICEF Ethiopia interns receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the assignment.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.

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

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


How to Apply


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