2 Positions at UN Volunteers: (Deadline 29 November 2020)

2 Positions at UN Volunteers: (Deadline 29 November 2020)

2 Positions at UN Volunteers: (Deadline 29 November 2020)

NCD Prevention and Communication Specialist at UN Volunteers: (Deadline 29 November 2020)

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The purpose of this assignment is to support the national NCD prevention and communication activities in Rwanda. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Defeat-NCD Partnership Programme Coordinator for Rwanda, the NCD Prevention Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

  • Lead the development of a 5-year communication plan to accompany the National NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan for Rwanda.
  • Lead the preparation of project proposals and plans, including timelines, responsibilities, and resources for 7 major NCD related international days celebrated in Rwanda or other events as requested.
  • Actively engage with and support other Defeat-NCD country programmes in their prevention and communication efforts.
  • Actively engage with the various responsible stakeholders organising car-free-day events in all districts, providing support and ensuring comprehensive documentation of the events.
  • Ensure that all NCD-related events, celebrations, campaigns (including social media campaigns) are documented with comprehensive reporting, lessons learned and suggestions to improve future campaigns.
  • Lead the development of a resource library, and either prepare or collate various communications materials, such as videos, brochures, leaflets, infographics, presentation materials etc, for all major NCDs and related initiatives, as per the requirements of the NCD unit at RBC, The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme in Rwanda, and other country programmes.
  • Prepare daily material for RBC/NCD social media and the Partnership’s social media pages.
  • Actively engage with public and privately-owned, print, broadcast and digital media outlets and secure their engagement with NCD-related activities.
  • Actively prepare opinion pieces, media releases, feature stories or other communications collaterals that showcase Rwanda and the Partnership’s work on NCDs, and progress in achieving the National Costed Action Plan goals.
  • Lead capacity building for NCD personnel in Rwanda to increase efficiency in delivering NCD-related messages and to improve general communications skills.
  • Prepare or design layout of graphs or other informative visual material in support of reports and publications for the NCD unit in Rwanda.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
 Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree in Public Health with an advanced degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Information, Marketing, Public Relations, Branding, Media Studies, or a simialr relevant field is required.

 60 Months

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in the field of communications, print, broadcast, or digital media, within public, private or humanitarian/non-profit sectors.
  • Experience in health-related communications is required.
  • Demonstrable writing and editing skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct and lively style
  • Experience in devising and implementing strategic communications plans, including setting objectives, driving and monitoring activities, and measuring successes.
  • Track record of effective writing, through reports, speeches, articles etc, is required.
  • Experience using design, digital marketing and analytics software.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, video and audio production are an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organisations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Desirable: valid national driving license and proven ability to drive a manual car using four-wheel drive in rough terrain.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • An affinity with, or interest in, public health and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Kinyarwanda(Optional), Level – Fluent
 Other communications related experience, Public information and reporting, Other health related experience
 No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Rwanda and legal residents in Rwanda with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 29 November 2020

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NCD Programme Officer at UN Volunteers: (Deadline 29 November 2020)

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical advice on public health, NCDs, and lead the management, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of The Defeat-NCD Partnership programme activities in Rwanda, in support of the Ministry of Health. Within the delegated authority and under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the NCD Programme Officer based within Rwanda Biomedical Center will carry out the following tasks:

National NCD Capacity Building

  • Prepare for and support regular meetings of the intersectoral committee for NCDs responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the National NCD Strategy and its related National NCD Costed Action Plan (2020-2025).
  • Lead relevant epidemiological, economic, and service delivery studies/research to inform both policy development and various multisectoral planning for NCDs.
  • Lead technical assistance to support policy analysis for NCDs and support new policy development for NCDs in Rwanda, including coordination structures and multisectoral monitoring frameworks that improve data availability for better analysis.
  • Lead the development and refinement of tools and methods on NCD programme implementation at country level.
  • Lead in the monitoring and evaluation of the national NCD strategy and costed action plan.
  • Lead identification and development of training and institutional capacity strengthening needs in terms of human resources to manage NCDs at all levels of the health services and develop and implement plans to address them in a phased manner.
  • Promote use of technology/digital tools for e-learning/skill development of primary health care workers and implementation of decision support systems for service delivery for NCD management in the country.
  • Responsible for mobilising resources from national and international donors and investors to fund the national NCD Strategy and Costed Action Plan.
  • Join the efforts of teams in the various Defeat-NCD country programmes to develop institutional operational modalities and frameworks.
  • Develop collaboration with national and international universities, research institutions, and think tanks to support implementation of national plans for prevention and control of NCDs.
  • Lead global knowledge-sharing by documenting lessons learned on capacity building in Rwanda.

Community Scale-up for NCD Services

  • Lead in designing and implementing a nationwide NCD screening programme with proper referral pathways and data collection mechanisms.
  • Identify innovations and interventions to increase the provision of NCD services to communities in a cost-effective manner including last mile delivery and improved patient self-care. Drive institutional processes to transform some of these interventions as investible services to that can attract venture or private equity capital.
  • Analyse existing or proposed primary health care systems and services on their inclusion of NCDs; identify needs for improvement and the methods and resources to accomplish such improvements.
  • Develop new programme proposals and proactively explore opportunities to raise new funding and capital to scale up the effort of NCD services at community level.
  • Actively participate in annual planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts.
  • Build and strengthen close working relationship with all health sector counterparts in country.
  • Lead development of NCD services for people affected by disasters, conflicts, and crises, with a particular focus on pandemics.
  • Lead the development of grants and agreements with identified implementation partners for managing the grant out activities in accordance with UNITAR rules and regulations.

 

Affordability and Accessibility of Essential NCD Supplies

  • Build a strong working relationship and provide technical assistance to improve public, faith-based, and private sector procurement and supply chains for accessibility, availability and affordability of essential NCD medicines, diagnostics, and equipment in Rwanda.
  • Assess and provide assistance where needed to develop/improve the electronic forecasting, inventory, stock and logistics management information system and roll out trainings on their efficient use.
  • Promote The Defeat-NCD Marketplace to relevant stakeholders as a procurement tool to help make provision of quality NCD supplies simpler and more cost effective in the country.
  • Assess NCD drugs and supplies quality assurance practices and the country’s approved suppliers, and pre-qualification process.
  • Lead the documentation and tracking of improved affordability and accessibility of NCD drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices in Rwanda through the development of the country and reginal market monitoring studies, and global State of the World’s Essential Medicines and Diagnostic Supplies for Non communicable Diseases report.

Sustainable NCD Financing

 

  • Lead the management of The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in country and ensure appropriate fundraising, grant management and donor reporting for the fund.
  • Lead the development of innovative financing instruments for funding the National Costed Action Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs
  • Provide continuous analysis of health financing needs to implement the national costed action plan on NCDs.
  • Ensure continuous engagement and knowledge sharing across relevant stakeholders and government departments ensuring the flow of funds to NCD care as per the budget.

Reporting

 

  • Develop progress reports for the implementation of the national NCD programmes.
  • Manage timely reporting to the donors for their contributions to The Defeat-NCD pooled fund in Rwanda.
  • Prepare briefing notes and/or presentations as requested for Government of Rwanda officials to showcase Rwanda’s work on tackling NCDs nationally and internationally.
  • Develop appropriate programme dashboards for the NCD Division at Rwanda Biomedical Center.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
 Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree or equivalent in public health and a Graduate degree in Medicine, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required.

 60 Months

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience for Public health, Government facility, large International organisation, etc.
  • Strong demonstrated track record in programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
  • Relevant work experience in at least two of the following areas: health policy development, health system strengthening and transformation, primary health care, project planning and management, capacity building and health innovation.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Knowledge in using project management tool Asana (https://asana.com) on a daily basis is required for this assignment. Certification as an Asana Certified Pros (https://academy.asana.com/series/certified-pro-courses) or Asana Ambassador (https://academy.asana.com/series/asana-ambassador-courses) is preferred. Completion of relevant courses on Asana Academy (https://academy.asana.com) in order to enrol on the Asana Ambassador programme is required within one month of starting this assignment.
  • UNITAR prefers the volunteer to be self-sufficient and arrange to be equipped with the requisite professional tools and equipment to carry out this assignment such as laptop with standard Adobe and Microsoft Office software, and a mobile phone.

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Fluent
 Public health
 No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 29 November 2020

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY








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