নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি প্রকাশ করেছে UNHCR। Public Health Associate হিসেবে নিয়োগ দেওয়া হবে।আবেদনের শেষ তারিখ ৩ আগষ্ট।
UNHCR works with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Refugee Health Unit (RHU) of the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC), and other partners to strengthen health infrastructure and provide healthcare services to refugees. Priorities within the health response includes improving access to lifesaving and comprehensive primary and secondary health services for crisis-affected populations with special focus on maternal and child health aimed at reducing avoidable morbidity and mortality. An approach of engaging in strategic partnerships, capacity building and employing community-based approaches is at the centre of the programmes. Curative and preventive health services are provided through 22 health facilities supported by UNHCR. A network of Community Health Workers is complementing the facility-based services. Integrated mental health services are provided by trained general health staff, individual counselling is offered through psychologists and trained Rohingya community counsellors. A medical referral system for transporting critically ill refugees to hospital services outside the refugee settlements is covering 50% of the camps.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, UNHCR is upscaling it’s programmes to support the government of Bangladesh in the set-up of an intensive care unit in the district in the district hospital. In addition, UNHCR is establishing two field hospitals for the treatment of severe acute respiratory infections. Engaging communities is the response through the network of Community Health Workers is a further essential area of work in this context which needs to be strengthened.
The Public Health Associate supports UNHCR effort to minimise avoidable mortality and morbidity among population of concern (PoC). The incumbent reports to the Public Health Officer. The Public Health Associate will also follow up with UNHCRs health partners to ensure programmes are implemented in line with the partnership agreement, national and international health standards. The incumbent will be responsible to support the coordination of health activities in the camps as health focal point for several camps. The incumbent will conduct regular meetings with all health partners in the camp and maintain meeting minutes and support the identification of gaps, challenges, possible synergies in the camp and nearby host community in close coordination with camp in-charge (CIC). S/he will coordinate with health, WASH and nutrition partners, and other cross-cutting sectors on assessments, issues of concerns and services’ gaps and challenges at camp and host community levels. S/he will monitor the functionality of the health facilities including referral pathways, share the identified possible alerts, triggers on any multi hazard emergencies with PHO and outbreak response team. The incumbent will support the COVID-19 response at camp level.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
- Assist the supervisor in implementing UNHCR Public Health programme based on updated needs assessments and through Partners.
- Regularly monitor the performance of Partner(s) providing quality health services within the AoR in accordance with (inter)national guidelines and protocols.
- Regularly monitor the quality and effectiveness of health services within the AoR, report findings and address issues to the supervisor for follow up.
- Assist in proper coordination with officials of relevant institutions involved in planning and implementation of assistance to PoC.
- Conduct frequent analysis of cases submitted for public health activities and provide statistics when requested.
- Conduct frequent follow up on the monitoring and evaluation sheets provided by Partners, conduct needed analysis and provide data when requested.
- Assist in effective communication with other units within UNHCR and Partners, including orientation on health projects/activities.
- Conduct regular monitoring for any changes in the policy of the Ministry of Health on health services provision to PoC within the AoR.
- Provide project control with the estimated budget of any health project within the AoR on a regular basis.
- Conduct regular refresher training for all relevant staff and Partners.
- Ensure effective tracking of the inpatients from partner clinics to the out contracted hospitals.
- Assist in effective communication with Health Unit, implementing partners and out contracted hospital’s focal person and selected PH facilities.
- Provide support to Partner(s) to ensure correct use of the Health Information System (HIS) and address problems with HIS data collection and submission in a timely manner.
- Attend and follow up activities of the health committee where decisions on tertiary care treatment are taken.
- Prepare and provide collated health data for submission in donor reports and health unit fact sheets as well as other documents.
- Assist in telephone counselling and face to face counselling of PoC if required.
- Review medical bills against standard payment lists.
- Take action and initiate measures to mitigate risks to the Organization from inappropriate charges relating to medical bills.
- Take action to ensure quality health information system reports that contribute to the quality of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services for refugees.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
- For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High school diploma
2 years relevant experience with bachelor’s or equivalent or Higher
Certificates and/or Licenses
*Health related clinical qualification;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
- Health data collection e.g. patient information management systems, heath information systems and related technology.
- *DM-Data Management
- PR-Refugee protection Principles and Framework;
- MD-Assessment of quality standards of health facilities;
- MD-Community Health – Health Data Collection/Analysis/Interpretation;
- MD-Health Information Systems (HIS);
- MD-UN-wide health care policies and protocols (e.g. medical evacuation procedures, etc.);
- CL-Multi-stakeholder Communications with Partners, Government & Community
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
- Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English
- Organizational Awareness
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Commitment to Continuous Learning
- Client & Result Orientation
- Empowering and Building Trust
- Analytical Thinking
- Technological Awareness
- Planning and Organizing
Interested staff members should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS, UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
In line with the RALS, the below category of candidates is eligible to apply for internally advertised vacancies.
External candidates: External candidates are candidates who are not in Group 1 or Group 2. They must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications with fully complete and signed Personal History Form and Supplementary Pages as well as updated factsheet (internal candidates only) via online: UNHCR Bangladesh Job Portal www.unhcr.io/jobs.
In case of technical difficulties ONLY, please write an email to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. However please note that we are not accepting email applications for this position.
Personal History Form not submitted in UNHCR format as well as not signed, incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted during the application. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
UNHCR has a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). SEA is unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for UNHCR personnel. It constitutes acts of serious misconduct and is therefore grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. Any concerns or suspicions about a possible case of SEA should be reported immediately to the Inspector General’s Office (IGO) at email@example.com or through the online complain form at https://www.unhcr.org/php/complaints.php or by confidential fax: +41 22 739 73 80.