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Health Emergency Officer - NOB - Temporary Appointment (11 Months) ( Addis Ababa, Oromia Region) ( Open for Ethiopian Nationals)

Apply now Job no: 516104
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Ethiopia
Categories: Health, Emergency Programme

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, Well-being

To provide technical assistance on planning, coordination, implementing, and monitoring the overall health humanitarian response activities for IDPs and disease outbreaks like AWD, measles and others.

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks


Under the overall direction of Chief of Filed Office and guidance of field office Health Specialist, the Technical Assistant will contribute to the acceleration of emergency response, support effective response action plan implementation and help mobilize resources as required. She/ he will also promote more effective emergency preparedness and response coordination between government, UNICEF, other UN/international agencies, civil society and communities at regional, zonal, woreda level and IDP sites.

Provide overall technical support to the coordination, planning, implementation and monitoring and  evaluation of health interventions in IDP emergency focusing on local health risks.

  • Build capacity and ensure the functionality of zonal and woreda level health emergency task force and overall coordination mechanisms.
  • Support the organization and running of cluster meetings, ensuring that action points are recorded, shared and properly followed up in a timely fashion.
  • Support linkages and coordination health sector sectors with other sectors/ clusters.

Support and monitor proper implementation of specific health responses in addition to overall coordination of emergency response.

  • Technical support to put in place lifesaving health interventions for IDPs.
  • Make sure availability of required health workers and necessary drugs and supplies for lifesaving health interventions put in place for IDPs
  • Provide technical inputs in a timely and efficient manner on emergency supply related items. Follow up closely on their utilization and report to UNICEF Oromia team
  • Technical support for MNCH interventions like EPI, ICCM, Maternal health to be implemented for IDPs and ensure its continuity.
  • Assist in the facilitation of emergency training and emergency related capacity building initiatives.

Coordinate and collect emergency information at zonal, woreda and community level and share/report regularly to Oromia field office.

  • Support and build capacity of zones, woredas and facilities in collection, documentation, analysis and reporting of situation information.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed reports relating to Emergency for UNICEF Oromia FO, Oromia RHB and other partners.
  • During new emergencies, coordinate/ undertake rapid assessments, report and participate in immediate actions (based on UNICEF Core Commitments for Children), within 72 hours wherever feasible.
  • Regularly compile and provide quality and comprehensive emergency reports to the field office.
  • Conduct affected population consultations and produce reports and case stories in relation to the emergency.
  • Carry out any other Emergency related activities in discussion with the health team in the field office/chief of field office.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public health or Epidemiology.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) of relevant professional experience in humanitarian and development work experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in establishing coordination architecture at different levels.
  • Formal training in emergency response and working experience with UN Agencies and/or INGOs is an advantage
  • Fluency in English and Affan Oromo is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or another local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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