Associate Health Officer NOB

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  • Secteur d'activité Fonction publique, Administration
  • Date d'expiration 13 Août 2018
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté

The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Algerian People's Democratic Republic, is hiring:


1. Position Title   : Associate Public Health Officer

2. Position No      : 10015160

3. Nombre            : 01

4. Position Grade: NOB

5. Contract Type : Fixed Term Appointment

6. Duty Station    : Tindouf

7. Entre date        : 1 September 2018



  • Direct supervision and guidance is normally received from the Senior Programme Officer and overall supervision from the Head of Sub-Office.  Close functional linkages and technical guidance are established with the Senior Public Health/HIV Officer.
  • In order to ensure wider reach out to the refugee and ensure their close involvement in the delivery and management of health services, the incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and monitoring framework which would draw the experience and expertise of a wide range of actors both internally and externally. 
  • The incumbent of the position oversees and supervises the Public Health programmes in the operations under Area of Responsibility (A.R.): In Tindouf the incumbent will supervise, coordinate and evaluate public health activities destined to Saharawi Refugees in close partnership with local health authorities. The incumbent of the position will make sure that activities related to primary health care, reproductive health, HIV, NCD, MHPSS, food security and nutrition are in line with UNHCR Global Public Health Strategy. As for urban refugees and asylum seekers he will provide strong technical guidance to UNHCR CO, local health authorities as well as partners and advocate for integrating UNHCR PoC in the local health system at different levels including HIV services. The incumbent demonstrates strong representational, networking and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders such as the Government counterparts, UN Agencies, donors and Embassies.


Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  •  A viable standard Health Information System in place for data collection, analysis and interpretation to serve as evidence base for planning and interventions.
  • Joint Assemment Mission (JAM), nutritional survey and other assessments are adequately conducted and implemented.
  • Monthly health coordination meetings are conducted with all relevant partners.

 Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Support the prioritization of the Primary Health Care strategy focusing on preventive and basic curative health, including mental health, reproductive health, HIV and nutritional components.
  • Support in the programming exercise to draw proposals and budgets related to public health, HIV, and nutrition.
  • Provide technical assistance to UNHCR sub/field offices and implementing partners in development, integration and mainstreaming of appropriate and cost-effective public health programmes.
  • Work in a multi-sectoral and co-ordinated approach in co-operation with governments, UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other humanitarian partners.
  • Work closely with UNHCR programme, field and protection staff to identify priority health issues and key data requirements for programme planning and monitoring to ensure that minimum UNHCR and international standards are being met.
  • Promote basic health education for populations of concern and train refugee health workers (e.g. community health workers, peer educators, counselors, etc.).
  • Work towards strenghtening local structures and capacities; ensure strong linkages among health, nutrition, food security and HIV with protection and human rigths.
  • Improve coordination among partners and participate in capacity building efforts.
  • Use community-based approaches, including clear involvement of refugees in the public health and nutritional programmes.
  • Work with others in UNHCR to advocate for access to refugees, returnees and other persons of concern to local health, reproductive health (RH) and HIV/AIDS services and lobby for inclusion of refugees, returnees and other persons of concern as a specific group in government policies related to health, RH and HIV.
  • Promote information sharing on all aspects related to refugee health and HIV/AIDS.
  • Ensure regular update and share information within UNHCR as well as with relevant government, UN and NGO counterparts and donor communities.

 Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  •   Provide guidance on the overall strategy and focus of public health programmes in the operation.


  •  A clinical background (nurse or MD) with training in Public Health.
  • Minimum 3 years of previous relevant job experience with Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) or 2 years with Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's) or 1 year with Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) in national/multinational organizations.
  • Knowledge of public health, nutrition and HIV in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Very good communication and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of local institutions and local language.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and UN working language of duty station if not English.


  •  Experience, advanced training, balance and combined knowledge in different subjects: e,g, public health, reproductive health.
  • Experience in UNHCR Field Operations (Emergencies).


To be acceptable, applications must include:

  • A written application indicating the vacancy number and the post title;
  • Duly completed and signed P.11;
  • Fact Sheet; (only for Internal candidates)
  • A certified copy of the most relevant qualification for this job;
  • Three (03) last performance evaluations; (only for Internal Candidates)


Adressed to :

 Sous-Délégation de l’UNHCR à Tindouf

 Rue Sis 89-90 Moussani, 37000

            Tindouf – Algérie


Or by mail          :



Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and Interview.


 Deadline for receipt of applications:  13/08/2018



Associate Health Officer NOB

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