Individual National Consultant for provision of digital TV studio systems integration services

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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

Within the two-year World Bank loan to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and in collaboration with UNDP and WHO, UNICEF is implementing a large-scale Strengthening Risk Communication and Community Engagement component of Turkmenistan COVID-19 Response project starting from November 2021 until June 2023 designed to strengthen the existing public health system of Turkmenistan. Within this project, UNICEF will work with Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy, State Committee for TV, Radio and Cinematography and other national organizations to build capacities in informing the public about risks and necessary preventive measures and fostering community engagement mechanisms to build resilience for future pandemic/disasters.

How can you make a difference?

Within the scope of the World Bank loan’s funded project on RCCE, under the supervision of UNICEF Social and Behavior Change Officer in Turkmenistan and working closely with UNICEF National Consultant and Health Information Centre of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the National Consultant will provide existing equipment capacity assessment for the establishment of enhanced digital TV studio, available equipment systems integration, enriching relevant central and velayat Health Information Centre staff capacity on technical maintenance and integration servicing of TV studio equipment for its designated technical staff. National Consultant is expected to carry out the tasks as per below deliveries with duty station based in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: TV and Radio studio designing, establishing, running, System Engineering, IT Engineering or other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in projects of similar nature/size is required;
  • Good writing skill is required;
  • Experience working in a similar country context is considered an asset;
  • Relevant experience with UNICEF or in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset;
  • Negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.

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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.

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