Emergency Health Officer – UNICEF


Job Description

Emergency Health Officer, NO-B, Khartoum, Sudan (364 days- Open to nationals of Sudan only)

Job no:544809
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Advertised:22/09/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:06/10/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the post:

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Health Manager, an Emergency Health Officer is urgently needed to support UNICEF Health and Nutrition Section to respond to Health emergencies including outbreaks of diseases.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  1. Coordinate with the Health team to provide timely and quality sectoral analysis, and contribute to the provision of evidence-based input for the preparation of Sudan’s Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the development of Sudan’s Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and their periodic updates through the Health Cluster.
  2. Technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages of the humanitarian planning cycle, including capacity building support for UNICEF Health response including the response to COVID-19.
  3. Support regular strategic monitoring of the humanitarian response for Health including for COVID-19 through collaboration with Field Teams to ensure timely receipt of all Needs Assessments, analysis and provision of feedback and technical assistance for development of timely response actions.
  4. Key emergency response plans for Health including the response to COVID-19 and objectives for newly affected (Internal Displaced Populations and Refugees) are effectively established, performance is managed, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of efficient technical assistance.  
  5. Government and partners accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance within Health emergency response including the response to COVID-19
  6. Effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained ensuring timely and comprehensive emergency Health response including the response to COVID-19 among IDPs, refugees and newly accessible populations.
  7. All required emergency reports, updates and briefs including the quarterly SITREP are timely prepared in coordination with the Health team and in compliance with established guidelines and procedures
  8. Coordinate with Field Offices and Health subunits to ensure that emergency preparedness is maintained and that supplies are pre-positioned ahead of rainy season and other disruptive major natural and man-made events.
  9. In collaboration with other colleagues, establish effective information and reporting systems for emergency Health response with segregated data of vulnerable population type to help in tracking the progress of delivery against targets and benchmarks.
  10. Undertakes field visits to monitor and support UNICEF emergency response for Health and provide on-site capacity building and mentoring to field teams, government and NGO partners.
  11. Participate in Health sector coordination meetings and Refugee Coordination Forums, ensuring that UNICEF’s input are fully reflected, and action points are implemented to high standards within given timelines.
  12. In collaboration with Field teams and WHO, receive and monitor periodic epidemiological data, analyze and advise when trends are above the normal threshold.
  13. Contribute to timely submission of concept notes and proposals for emergency specific proposals, including but not limited to SHF and CERF.
  14. Maintains close working relationships and forges partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate relevant data, exchange information on emergency response. Ensures exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learned
  15. Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key emergency performance indicators, provides input to management reports, including donor reports and relevant sections of the annual reports.
  16. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

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

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Health, development or social sciences or any related technical field.
  2. At least two years’ experience in Health programs in emergencies, and minimum of overall three years of working experience in the field of public health.
  3. Fluency in English and Arabic
  4. Good communication and advocacy skills and an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with the skills of developing good peer relationships.
  5. Analytical, monitoring, decision-making and teamwork skills
  6. Computer skills including various office applications.

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.

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competencies:

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

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

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

** Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fee


Advertised: 22 Sep 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 06 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

What does UNICEF do in the United Kingdom?

UNICEF keeps children safe by providing vaccines against deadly diseases, distributing mosquito nets, and by promoting safe hygiene in communities around the world. We are the world’s largest supplier of emergency life-saving food for children. And we campaign tirelessly to end violence against children.

What are the 3 largest donors of UNICEF?

In 2020, the three largest government contributors to UNICEF were the United States of America, Germany, and the European Commission.

Does the United Nations offer scholarships?

Now you can begin earning college scholarships for your participation in model United Nations as early as the 9th grade, even if you don’t plan to pursue it in college. … Plus, if you’re in a leadership role, you may be eligible for an extra scholarship of up to $3,375 per year!

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships for international students

International scholarships, fellowships, or grants are offered to students outside the country where the university is located. These are also called financial aid and many times the financial aid office of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) deals with it. United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships are offered by United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to study or research there.

There are various United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarshipsinternships for international students. Apart from the university-based scholarships, there are many other organizations including foundations, trusts, corporates, etc. Who offer scholarships for international students. To help, we list out the latest international scholarships, fellowships, and grants information. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships application form is also available to apply online for the scholarships.

  • United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Bachelors scholarships (also known as United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) undergraduate scholarships)
  • United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Masters scholarships
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As you see, these United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) scholarships can be taken for various degree levels. Explore United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) courses/ degree programs offered for United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) bachelors courses (also known as United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) undergraduate courses), United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Masters courses and even for United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Ph.D. courses or research programs.

For jobs from UNICEF visit: UNICEF Jobs Page

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