Individual National Consultant on Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Effective Public Health Emergency Response

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Application deadline 7 months ago: Thursday 23 Jun 2022 at 18:55 UTC

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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

As the global COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, UNICEF will continue working with the Government to scale up the preventive activities and strengthen national efforts for risk communication and community engagement in response to COVID-19 impacts in Turkmenistan and to increase national capacity for potential future crises and rapid RCCE response.

How can you make a difference?

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 will implement a large-scale Risk Communication and Community Engagement project starting from November 2021 to June 2023 designed to enhance the existing public health system. 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.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry and other relevant government authorities working with communities to strengthen national system for risk communication and community engagement in response to pandemic effects on Turkmenistan in order to ensure that both the population and service providers adhere to all relevant prevention measures, thus building country’s institutional and community engagement mechanisms for potential future crises.

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: Social Mobilization, Public Health, Health in Emergency, Social Work, Community Services, Public Relations and other relevant fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in projects of similar nature/size is an asset;
  • Excellent 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

For additional requirements of the consultancy, please refer to the attached ToR.

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