National consultant: Maternal & Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response at UNICEF
Job no: 560766
Contract type: Consultant
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Health
How can you make a difference?
To provide technical assistance to the government in producing the 2022 annual MPDSR report, outlining analyses of available data, including GIS mapping of high mortality burden facilities, and an assessment of the functionality of the reporting and response mechanisms.
SCOPE OF WORK
|Work Assignments Overview||Deliverables/Outputs|
|Inception (10 days): Outlining methodology and approach for the assignment, interview guide, relevant framework and data analysis methods, and timeline. The inception report should be presented to UNICEF and the government for review, input and validation||Inception report|
|Data collection, analysis and draft report writing (50 days): Based on data collection (15 days), Data analysis (25 days) and report writing (10 days)||Draft report|
|Final report writing and power point presentation (15 days): Based on review of draft report following input from stakeholders during consultation and final presentation of report||Final report and power point presentation|
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced degree (master’s or MMed) in public health, maternal and newborn health, quality of care, epidemiology or other relevant field
- 8-10 years of experience of working in RMNCAH programmes
- Experience in stakeholder engagement and communication at both, national and sub-national
- Experience in report writing
- Experience in data analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
- Experience in GIS analysis
- Experience of working in MPDSR is an added advantage
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required
- Proficiency in Swahili is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Deadline: E. Africa Standard Time