Location: Jaipur, India
Last Date: August 3, 2011
UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s
needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating
sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement
complex projects in all types of environments around the globe. In an
effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified
individuals for the following position:
Please note that this is a local post and is open to all nationals of
the country of the duty station and to individuals who have a valid work
LICA (level 3)
3 August 2011
The Governments of India and Norway have entered into a partnership to
work together toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal 4
(MDG 4) that aims to reduce child mortality worldwide.
The objective of Norway–India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) is to
provide catalytic support that would make a strategic and sustainable
difference to the rapid scaling up of quality child health services under
the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in five states that contribute
the highest number of child deaths, namely, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa,
Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. All activities undertaken under NIPI shall
be directed towards fulfilling the goals and objectives of NRHM. NIPI LFA
led by the Director is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project
services (UNOPS). NIPI envisages strengthening of techno-managerial
capacity in the States to accelerate child health activities under NRHM/RCH
NIPI has initiated several Child Health Interventions funded by NIPI
UNOPS under the NRHM framework along the continuum of care approach
contributing to MDG 4 goals. Current focus is on reduction of neonatal
mortality through facility based neonatal care services and community
based outreach services including home based care and immunization.
One of the key determinants of achieving expected results from these
interventions is a well planned and monitored Health System response to
deliver the interventions effectively. Key processes for Operationalizing
these interventions have to be fast tracked and rigorously followed
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The Program associate, under the supervision of the Senior Program
Officer (NIPI), would assist in accelerating child health activities
under NRHM by:
1. Technical Responsibilities:
Key person responsible for data and information management
Contribute to planning and reporting by
providing data, information and evidence from NIPI monitoring and HMIS
Assist Programme Officer in coordinating
training in home-based newborn and child care, and facilitating other
training activities in child health in the State
Collecting and compiling receipt of reports from all levels.
Collecting & analyzing data of child health and making good
presentation of the same.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the
state programme officer or organization
2. Administrative Function:
Provide administrative assistance to the SPO in the management of
Maintain accounts, Funds assist in preparing
reports as per the administrative and financial guidelines of
Coordinate incoming correspondence,
information and data, travel and general logistics arrangements;
Maintain inventory of office equipments and assets.
Develop a friendly but professional
relationship among all the personnel for optimum use of human resources.
Preparation of Reports:
Report writing & record keeping of all official documents, reports
and administrative documents
Perform any other responsibility assigned
3. Monitoring and Progress Controls
Prepare Monthly reports on monitoring
indicators of NIPI facilitated interventions.
Assist Senior PO in preparing bi annual report to be submitted to
Prepare inventory of all data sets received
and collected from different levels in the States including NIPI focus
Prepare a dossier of all filed documents
Collect monthly statement of NIPI expenditure from NRHM Accounts
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies,
administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security
Management System and that of UNOPS.
Required Selection Criteria
Good understanding of the national / state
health policy and program, with field experience in the public / NGO
Experience of working in the NIPI State.
Excellent skills in written and spoken communication and ability to
network are important.
Proficiency in the use of computer with
common software and internet; and experience of working in teams and with
different stakeholders expected.
Ability for performing multi task.
Secondary education. Higher degree (Bachelor equivalent) an asset.
At least four years of work experience in a similar field.
Prior work experience in an international
organisation and/or UN/UNOPS an advantage.
Fluency in English and Hindi is required.
Submission of Applications
Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter
of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations
Personal History Form (P.11) (available on our website), www.unops.org,
via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Kindly indicate
the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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