National Consultant to manage health component of UNICEF Response to COVID-19 in Luanda

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Application deadline 8 months ago: Friday 27 Nov 2020 at 22:55 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.

How can you make a difference?

The objective of this consultancy is to enhance capacity of 49 healthcare facilities and their frontline healthcare service providers to ensure that critical mother, newborn and child healthcare services, including immunization services, continue to be delivered to populations in 5 COVID-19-affected districts, based on their needs and challenges. Specifically, this consultancy aims to:

  1. Fine tune training materials for front-line healthcare workers on COVID-19 IPC protocols and the proper use of PPEs for antenatal care, perinatal, new-born and HIV care, Immunization and Curative care service delivery in COVID-19 context, ensuring that they are aligned with national protocols and approved by the Ministry of Health.
  2. Organize a training programme that includes training of trainers (national and Luanda provincial health directorate staff) and training of health workers that includes face to face and on the job training.
  3. In collaboration with supply team and the provincial health directorate, coordinate the procurement of PPE and essential medicines/commodities, develop their distribution plan and ensure appropriate supply chain management including end-user monitoring.
  4. In collaboration with provincial health directorate and district health administrations, conduct supportive supervision to 49 health facilities to monitor implementation of project activities. This entails ensuring staff trained are supervised on a monthly basis by ToT/supervisors from the Luanda provincial health directorate.
  5. Monitor provision of essential health care services, collecting/using administrative data from health facilities and reported monthly onto the DHIS2 platform.
  6. Identify bottlenecks in the project implementation, and develop corrective action plans to address any technical, organizational or logistics weaknesses or challenges observed.
  7. Draft key project documents and reports, donor and other partners for documentation and further resource mobilization.
  8. Participate in regular provincial health team meetings, monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual health sector reviews within UNICEF, government and partners, as applicable.
  9. Provide any support to the COVID-19 emergency response.
  10. Provide support to coordination of all components of the project, ensuring that the health component is aligned with other key interventions, including nutrition, WASH, C4D and social policy,
  11. Support engagement with communities and promotion of key messages related to accessing MNCH services during COVID-19, as applicable.

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Capacity-building, delivery and monitoring of services delivery

Formative supervision visits and monitoring of service delivery

Formative supervision visits and monitoring of service delivery

Project assessment and documentation

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Minimum qualifications and experience

  • University Degree in public health/, Maternal and Child Health, Family Health, Epidemiology, Immunization, Health System and Health Research, Global/International Health, Policy and/or Management, Social Science or other health related sciences is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition/EPI programme planning and management; and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country context is required
  • Relevant experience in public health programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and verbal) is required.
  • Emergency experience is an asset.
  • Willingness to immediately take up the assignment.

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UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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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, noting that it is mandatory to provide financial proposal along with application

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.

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