National Consultant for 2Gether4SRHR (Together for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) End of line Assessment Report Writing, Maseru, Lesotho, 30 Days (Home Based)

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1. Background and Purpose of Consultancy

Together for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (2gether4SRHR) is a comprehensive programme that was initiated in 2018 to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of all people in Eastern and Southern Africa, particularly adolescent girls, young people, and key populations (KP). The program is funded by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and aims to fast-track the attainment of the 2030 targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, improve the health and well-being of all at all ages, and SDG 5, achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The programme is implemented by the Ministry of Health of Lesotho through the support of UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and UNAIDS.

In Lesotho, the UN agencies implement together with the government, civil society organizations, and beneficiaries to ensure that 2gether4SRHR responds to the national needs and align with National Government Plans and strategies. A midterm evaluation was conducted to assess the program implementation progress as of December 2019, which informed the significant progress across all the four objectives in all ESA countries, including Lesotho. Understanding that in 2020 and 2021, the entire world has been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lesotho programme included the integration of COVID-19 to its programming to strengthen integrated SRHR, HIV, and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) services and ensure continuity of service delivery.

One of the main outputs of the 2gether4SRHR Programme is to produce high quality SRHR/HIV and SGBV data and information and use it to inform evidence-based programming. In December 2019, a baseline data collection was conducted in all the 10 districts of Lesotho focusing on health facilities and hospitals. The results of the baseline were used to inform subsequent programming to ensure achievement of the 2Gether4SRHR programme objectives in Lesotho. As the 2gether4SRHR programme reaches an end in 2021, an end-line data collection and report writing in required to understand the impact of the programme in Lesotho.

2. Work Assignment Overview:

Under the overall supervision of the HIV Specialist, and under the guidance of the MOH planning unit (IT, HIMS, M&E and Research offices) the Consultant will:

  • Write an Inception report.
  • Analyze data analysis and write report with support from MOH research office and M&E colleagues
  • Draft report and key finding presentation to 2GETHER4SRHR Team
  • Organize and present a draft report to the stakeholders for inputs
  • Incorporate comments from 2GETHER4SRHR Team and stakeholders
  • Submit electronic data files
  • Submit both study results and presentation
  • Submit final PDF report.

UNICEF is not responsible for providing any facility or equipment. The consultant shall use his/her own equipment and transportation to manage the work with the highest quality. The consultant will not be required to travel for this assignment.

3. Expected background and experience of the Consultant

a) Education:

  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields; Health, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications

b) Work experience:

  • At least 5 years experience working on SRHR/HIV and SGBV programming with proven experience in data analysis
  • Professional experience in communication will be an added advantage.

c) Languages:

  • Proficiency in English is required

d) Knowledge/Experience/Skills

  • Familiarity with SRHR/HIV and SGBV programming.
  • Experience in engaging and or leading consultations with national authorities in documentation and reporting processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Excellence in communication and working with people
  • Previous working experience with UNICEF is strongly preferred

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How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an application including profile to the respective advertisement on https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/.

Please indicate your ability, availability and your detailed, all inclusive financial proposal / quote to complete the terms of reference above. Applications without financial proposal will not be considered.

Remarks:

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.

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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