Job Opportunity at UNICEF in Yemen: Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Officer

Job Opportunity at UNICEF in Yemen: Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Officer

Yemen 01 Feb 2020


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Nonprofit organization
Host Country
01 Feb 2020
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Full funding
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Eligible Region
All Regions

UNICEF is offering a job opportunity as a Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Officer in Yemen. In the 1970s UNICEF established a presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working to respond to the needs of children to help them survive and grow to their full potential through the following programs: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support health team to update plans, implement, monitor and evaluate MNH interventions including analyzing and evaluating data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or take corrective action when necessary to meet objectives including those of UNICEF’s emergency response in Yemen.
  • Develop a scale-up plane for CBMNC and assist teams at the governorate level in planning and organizing training programs for the scale-up of the CBMNC/ Community midwifery program.
  • Facilitate and provide technical support to ensure the quality of training and mentoring.
  • Facilitate the establishment of a mechanism for supportive supervision, monitoring and on the job mentoring for Community midwives and community-based health workers.
  • Coordinate with the Operation/Supply staff on supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely of supplies for the CBMNC/ community midwifery program.
  • Participate in the development of a sectoral work plan to ensure an integrated approach with CBMNC for community-based health services.
  • Prepare project status reports required for management and to meet the reporting needs of the Health and Nutrition section for all relevant purposes.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in A medical doctor with a bachelor’s degree in public health, neonatology /Pediatrics or related technical field. A master's degree from recognized institutions in any of these relevant fields is considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a medical doctor With Newborn care /neonatology and public health experience.
  • Professional work experience in a program management function or a technical expert capacity in child survival & health care.
  • Experience of working in an Emergency at the national and/or international level is required, specifically in one or more operations management areas including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with a presence in 190 countries and territories. UNICEF's network of over 150 country offices, headquarters and other offices, and 34 National Committees carry out UNICEF's mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

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