COVID-19 Programme Manager

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Together with other technical and financial partners, UNICEF have been supporting Government's efforts in both prevention and response. The current surge in cases observed in many countries, especially with the new COVID-19 variants, is pushing the country and partners including UNICEF to intensify coordinated efforts in prevention measures in parallel with vaccination efforts as well as knowledge management. The Country has made progress in the vaccination of the population. Vaccines available in the country include: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, J&J, Sinovac Sinopharm, Sputnik V. Most of the vaccines were received within the COVAX facility framework, A total of 4 757 978 doses of COVID-19 Vaccines administered as of February 3rd 2022 and vaccination acceleration programmes are implemented and children from 12years are being also targeted.

UNICEF contributes to alongside other United Nations agencies and other partners, to the achieve-ment of targets set in the sustainable development Goals (SDGs), especially in humanitarian and development contexts. UNICEF is the lead Agency for the Vaccine procurement and delivery and a key player in most of the 12 key pillars of the National response plan. All sectors are involved in this response especially, health, Supply and logistics, Communication for Development, education and WASH. UNICEF has received Supplementary Budget 2021 funds from the Government of Japan for interven-tions related to COVID-19 and other epidemics.

Under the direct supervision of The Deputy Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Provide technical support for the overall management of the Country Office work re-lated to COVID-19 response. • Support the Country Office internal COVID-19 response coordination mechanism which includes multiple sectors (health, wash, education, communication for behav-iour change, supply and operation), • Provide technical assistance to the government for the management and service de-livery on Covid-19 vaccine roll-out • Collaborate with stakeholders, including relevant committees and partners at national level on monitoring, reporting, data & knowledge management to strengthen learning and programme effectiveness. • Gather, manage analyse and maintain disaggregated data on COVID-19 related inter-ventions to document results trends and good practices observed across programme components. • Provide support in the design of the operational and micro plans ; • Participate in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies, capacity and knowledge related to the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and other health and epidemics management • Help to identify strategies for effective distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine taking advantage of the existing vaccination platforms to reach the targets, including the most vulnerable; • Support the process for the design of a demand creation plan that integrates advoca-cy, communication, social mobilization, community engagement in order to increase awareness and acceptation of the vaccination and other related measures ;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by read-ing relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Leadership ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Working in Teams

Monitoring and evaluation

Guinea is located in West Africa and is capital is Conakry which is largest city and the main economic and financial center of activities with a high population density.

• Climate: Guinea has most of the time a tropical monsoon climate, and a rainy season is influ-enced by the harmattan. Temperature average is 29°C-30°C, the rain season is from June to October. • Population: the population size is approximately 12,093,349. The population of Guinea is com-prised of about 24 different ethnic groups, with Fulani who make up 40% of population. Other major ethnic groups include Mandingo, Susu, Kissi, Kpelle and non-African groups. • Religion: about 85 % of the population is Muslim, the other religions practiced are Christian, Hindu and others. • Safety: Guinea is generally a safe country to visit, but there are times when persist socio- politi-cal and crime cases especially in Conakry. It is advised to not circulate during the night. Safety Guidelines have been elaborated and are updated by UNDSS Office for reference. • Currency: the local currency is the Guinea Franc (GNF), 1 GNF is about 0,001 USD • Health: the COVID-19 pandemic is the major health threat in the country. It is advised to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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