UNHCR Operation in Rwanda manages an active refugee population of159,359 refugees individually registered. Of these, over 74,000 are refugeesfrom the Democratic Republic of Congo and over

84, 000 are from Burundi who have been arriving in the country sinceApril 2015 due to the unstable situation in their country of origin. A totalof 149,457 refugees arehosted in 6 refugee camps, namely Nyabiheke, Gihembe Kiziba, Kigeme,Mugombwa and Mahama.


All refugee in camps have access to basic services including shelter,primary health care, vaccination, reproductive health services, nutritionsupport, etc., and access to water and sanitation facilitieshas been ensured.


The AssociatePublicHealth Officer will be based in the Kirehe Sub-Office, carrying outdirect oversight functions for the Health/Nutrition Sector in the Mahama camp, transitcenters receiving Burundian refugees and in the urban settings in Kirehe. As such, s/he will develop and ensure proper implementation ofpolicies and procedures, provide technical support to partner medical staff ineach location, and act as UNHCR's liaison with localhealth authorities. As UNHCR's local focal point in the health/nutrition sector, s/he will provide background and technical input for visitingdelegations, regional initiatives, and domestic strategic programs impactingthe health of refugees.


Shortlisted candidates may be required to sitfor a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applicationswill be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applicationsfrom qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital orcivil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religionor belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of therecruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training orany other fees).


Ensure, in close collaboration with other humanitarian actors, thatpublic health, reproductive health, HIV and nutritional andmental health services provided to refugees are based upon Ministry of Health, UNHCRand/or internationally recognized and most up-to-date standards and policies.This includes:

           Establish and/oradapting UNHCR internal guidelines and procedures to streamline inputs andimprove efficiency of program activities through integrated public health responsealso taking into account crucial services such as water and sanitation.

           Promote appliedresearch and program evaluation to enable the identification of gaps in programimplementation and standards, and to further promote evidence-based activitiesand guidance.

           Identify gaps andoverlaps in programming, address unmet needs, and orient existing activities toaddress priority public health issues.

           Promote inter-sectoralcoordination outside and within UNHCR in all matters related to public health andnutrition programs.

           Undertake needs andresources assessments with Governments and partners in order to prioritizeneeds and activities in provision of services to refugees and other persons ofconcern to UNHCR.

           Standardize approachesto disease control related to cross-border population movements between UNHCR Sub-Office and health and nutrition partners and other UNbodies. This may involve travel within the region to ensure proper cross-bordercoordination of disease prevention and control activities.

(2) Monitor and evaluate public health and nutrition programs againststandard UNHCR and international indicators to ensure that programs are evidence-basedand implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner. This includes:

           Active involvement inall aspects of program monitoring and evaluation with emphasis on checkinglevels of implementation and impact vis-à-vis resource inputs to measurecost-effectiveness and re-orient the programs as appropriate.

           Monitor health andnutrition programs with emphasis on organization and use of the health information system; application of standard guidelines andprotocols; and comprehensiveness of health and nutrition programs. This will beaccomplished via regular site visits, flow of information (reporting), use of healthsector monitoring systems, conventional/non-conventional surveys and evaluationstudies, data analysis and interpretation, and the support of periodicnutrition surveys.

- Oversight of medical referrals, ensuring compliance with UNHCR guidelinesand local standard of care.

(3) Support capacity building initiatives so that refugees and otherpersons of concern to UNHCR, UNHCR and its partners acquire the neededknowledge, skills, and sense of responsibility and ownership of programs. Thisincludes: supporting health and nutrition focal points and coordinators of partners to develop training plans, organize and act as resource persons in workshopsand training both in-service (formal) and on the job (coaching); sharing withlocal and international partners relevant guidelines and information materialson refugee health including reproductive health, HIV/AIDS,mental health and nutrition; supporting the establishment of Refugee Health, HIV andNutrition Committees to enable their active participation in process of health,HIV and nutrition planning, implementation, monitoring andevaluation; advocating, informing, and communicating amongst stakeholders to ensurethat the health and nutritional needs of refugees and other PoCs are addressedand appropriately ddocumented/disseminated among government, UN agencies,implementing/operational partners, and donor communities.

(4) Ensure refugees have access to HIV treatment and care servicescomplying the national standards; UNHCR is recipient of a grant for Global Fundto finance support Burundian refugees access to treatment. UNHCR is also indiscussions with the government on integration of refugees in the nationalprogram grant. The Associate Public Health Officer will closelyengage in the negotiation process at the level of theSub-Office.

(5) Urban refugees will be included in the national health insuranceprogram. The Associate  Public Health Officer will support the process of integrationof refugees in health services and discussions on strategy and scope of thehealth insurance program including possible expansion to the camp-basedrefugees.

(6) Contribute in core sectoral assessmentsand engage in multifunctional team monitoring; Standard Expanded Nutrition Surveys(SENS) and Joint Assessment Missions (JAM) 


·        Education:A clinical background of Medical Doctor or Nurse with postgraduate training inPublic Health.?

·        Experience: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experiencein progressively responsible functions including refugee settings

·        Atleast 3 years ofinternational humanitarian experience in low income countries

·        Previous working experience in refugee settings

·        Good experience in nutrition


Experiencein emergency settings 

·        Language:Fluency in  Englishboth in written and spoken

Autres informations

·        Knowledge of public health, nutrition,reproductive health and HIV as well as mental health in humanitarian emergencies.

·        Knowledge of the latest developments and technologyin public health, nutrition, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS Accountability:

·        Proven technical and managerial competence in publichealth and nutrition programming;

·        Ability to promote good working relationships amongcolleagues, supervisors

·        Ability for analytical and creative thinking forrapid solutions

·        Good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiationskills to deal with S/M of different cultural and educational backgrounds

·        Extremely high ethical and professional standards

·        Language:Fluency in  Englishboth in written and spoken




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