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Public Health Associate (SRH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Bangladesh

Job Summary

: 01
Job Nature
: Contractual
: Any
: At least 6 year(s)
: Both
Job Location
: Cox's Bazar
Salary Range
: Not mentioned
: Aug 08, 2019
: Aug 24, 2019

Job Context

  • Vacancy Notice No. VA/BGDCO/UNOPS/018/2019
  • Category/grade: LICA-6
  • Type of contract: UNOPS Local Individual Contractor - for 6 months
  • Date of Issue: 6 August 2019
  • The effective date of assignment: As soon as possible
  • The post holder will work in close cooperation with other team members of the public health unit and NGO partners to ensure that clinical and outreach services are in line with national and international standards.

Job Description / Responsibility

  • Functional Statement:
  • The Public Health Associate (SRH) supports the UNHCR public health response in Cox's Bazar to minimise avoidable mortality and morbidity among populations of concern. Direct supervision and guidance is received from the Public Health Officer (PHO). The incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and monitoring framework on SRH related matters at camp level. The incumbent provides technical guidance to partners through monitoring, supervision and the direct implementation of trainings. The incumbent will visit the refugees camps daily.
  • Detailed responsibilities include:
  • Regularly monitor the performance of the implementing partner in providing quality SRH services at camp health facilities in accordance with (inter-) national guidelines and protocols. This will include established processes in reproductive and newborn health , emergency obstetric care, health information and education, and medical referrals to government hospitals.
  • Regularly monitor SRH related community health outreach activities in accordance with the Community Health Worker Guidance note.
  • Promote a comprehensive and innovative approach to community engagement at different levels to enhance the uptake of SRH services.
  • - Regularly monitor the quality and effectiveness of SRH services in camps, and report his/her findings and observations to Public Health Officer.
  • Conduct capacity building activities for partners and refugee health officials.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with health partners and other relevant entities at camp level.
  • Actively contribute to internal and external reporting
  • Perform any other related duties required.
  • Monitoring and Progress Controls:
  • Uptake of clinical SRH services increased
  • Clinical protocolls are available in all facilities and staff are trained in them

Job Nature


Educational Requirements

Medical degree (midwife, nurse, medical doctor)

Experience Requirements

At least 6 year(s)

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant job experience
  • Working experience in provision of SRH services
  • Experience in working in refugee context will be an asset
  • Desirable Qualifications & Required Competencies:
  • Experience in community facilitation
  • Knowledge of Chittagonian and/ or Rohingya language
  • Knowledge of UNHCR systems and standards
  • Very good written and oral English language skills
  • Good computer skills (Office)
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a team and with persons of different nationalities
  • Very good knowledge of national and international SRH standards
  • Experience in conducting trainings
  • Experience in community facilitation
  • Eligibility:
  • External candidates: External candidates 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. Completed and relevant university education can count as a maximum 50% of the required years of work experience.
Gender: Both
Age: Any

Job Location

Cox's Bazar

Salary Range

Not mentioned

Other Benefits

A competitive compensation and benefits package are offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at:

Job Source Online Job Posting

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Company Information

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) House no NE(N) 8, Road no 90, Gulshan 2, Dhaka-1212