Re-advertisement: Individual National Consultant to provide support for the implementation of the RMNCAH Strategy and the UN Joint Programme Implementation in Bolikhamxay province

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UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize children’s rights on survival, development, protection and participation.

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, support.

UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an Individual National Consultant to provide support for the implementation of the RMNCAH Strategy and the UN Joint Programme Implementation in Bolikhamxay province. The duration of this assignment is 11.5 months, with the possibility of renewal depending on satisfactory performance and extension of the programme. The consultant will be based in Provincial Health Office, Bolikhamxay province, Lao PDR.

Summary of key functions/Accountabilities:

  • Support the Provincial Health Department of Bolikhamxay in coordinated planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on RMNCAH Strategy implementation in collaboration with all relevant units in Provincial and District Health Offices and hospitals and UNJP partners.
  • Provide backstopping, training support and coaching for provincial and district level RMNCAH activities.
  • Maintain an overview of development partners supporting RMNCAH in the province and establish contacts to improve synergy and coordination of activities.
  • Coordinate with LuxDev project to ensure synergy between UNJP and LuxDev project.
  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits to districts and health facilities and identify issues, constraints, and best practices on RMNCAH service delivery.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to village health volunteers (VHVs) to monitor the activities of VHVs during home visits and provide on job coaching support.

Support the availability, analysis and utilisation of RMNCAH data recorded in DHIS2.

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Development or another relevant area.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in planning and coordinating health programmes at provincial and/or district level, with a specific focus on RMNCAH.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with the UN’s procedures on the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) is considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience in the Ministry of Health, provincial health administration in Bolikhamxay, UN agency or INGO in the health sector is considered an asset.


  • The ability to work and collaborate with Government, UN agencies and NGOs.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • A hands-on, practical approach.


  • A good command of English (speaking and writing) is required.
  • Proficiency in local ethnic languages is considered an asset.

Submission of applications:

Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • CV or Resume
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
  • Financial proposal: monthly consultancy fee.

The deadline for applications is 4 December 2022.

Assessment Criteria

A two-stage procedure shall be utilized in evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.

Applications shall therefore contain the following required documentation:

1. Technical Proposal: including a cover letter and updated CV

2. Financial Proposal: monthly consultancy fee.

No financial information should be contained in the technical proposal.

For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment.

Technical Qualification (max. 100 points) weight 70%

  • Relevant degree (10 points)
  • Knowledge of national RMNCAH strategic framework (30 points)
  • Experience in supporting the implementation of health / RMNCAH programmes at sub-national level in Lao PDR (40 points)
  • Quality of past work (20 points)

b) Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 30%

The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest financial proposal that is opened/evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other financial proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

The applicants should provide medical insurance covering medical evacuation for the whole duration of the assignment, as part of the financial proposal submission.

The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.

Please find ToR here: ToR RMNCAH support staff in Bolikhamxay for VA.pdf

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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.

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