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Technical Support Consultant - Roll Back Malaria

Multiple locations (Various)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-28

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Background Information - Job-specific

Roll Back Malaria Partnership Background

The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria incidence fell by 37 percent and mortality rates by 60 percent. Over 6.2 million deaths were averted, primarily among children less than five years of age. Since 1998, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing these unprecedented resources and scaled up innovative interventions and to put the world on to a path of eliminating malaria.

The Country / Regional Support Partners Committee (CRSPC) is one of its key partnership mechanisms. The purpose of CRSPC is to implement a formal partnership mechanism to facilitate and harmonize timely support from the RBM Partnership mechanisms to achieve the set up targets.

Functional Responsibilities

The Technical Support consultant shall work for the RBM Harmonization Working Group/partnership country/regional support committee to provide support for the development of a differentiated funding proposal application to the Global Fund (GF) to access resources for their malaria programme. The consultant will be expected to visit the country as necessary during the support period.

  • Review country programme documentation (Strategic Plan; Operational Plan, Workplans; Gap analysis, etc.);
  • Support the completion of the comprehensive gap analysis for the request with partners clearly outlining the need for funding through the GF funding proposal.
  • Review existing support, through partnership mapping of current activities, resources and anticipated changes including all existing Global Fund malaria grants.
  • Support the prioritisation of strategies and interventions for inclusion in the funding proposal.
  • Ensure chosen strategies and interventions are technically sound, feasible to implement and will achieve sufficient impact;
  • Support the development of the differentiated application for malaria Synthesize various application components including gap analysis, budget and work plan; edit application request, ensure uniform style and ensure all pieces are fully integrated into a comprehensive, high quality application;
  • Revise the application on the basis of feedback received during the review process;
  • Support the submission of the application to the CCM, with prepared discussion points to support the application;
  • Conduct a final review of the application to make sure that it is complete and of high quality;
  • Provide support to the country to address Technical Review Panel or Global Fund Secretariat requests for clarifications (if relevant);
  • Write and submit a report to the RBM HWG/PCRSC outlining in detail the application development process and suggesting lessons for future support for application development.

4.  Monitoring and Progress Controls

Key Deliverables:

  • Revised malaria programmatic gap analysis
  • Draft grant funding application for The Global Fund submission, according to the needs and specific context of the relevant country.
  • Final report to Manager analyzing support for application development process including recommendations for improving future support to countries.

Competencies

            
  Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrated team leadership / team-building experience
  • High level negotiation / diplomatic skills and political astuteness
  • Ability to facilitate discussions between different stakeholders and foster consensus on complex technical issues
  • Experience in successful resource mobilization from multilateral sources
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Communication
  • Strategic analysis
  • Proposal writing
  • Experience working in national and international environments

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent), in Public Health, Social Science or related field is required. 
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in combination with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree 
  • Specialization in international development combined with public health and in particular malaria is preferable. 

Experience:

Essential: 

    Five years of relevant experience in the development, implementation and/or management of health projects, including minimum two years’ experience in resource mobilization at national and/or international level.

Desirable:  

  • Experience in implementing/evaluating technical malaria control interventions
  • Knowledge of broader health policies and National Malaria Control Programmes
  • Knowledge of the Roll Back Malaria Program
  • Familiarity with Global Fund procedures and processes
  • Working experience in challenging contexts desirable.
  • Working experience with development and evaluation of policies related to public health is desirable, preferably in the area of malaria.
Language: Fluency in English with working knowledge of French required.
OR
Fluency in French with working knowledge of English required.
Knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Spanish, Russian) is desirable.

Contract type, level and duration


Contract type:  Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IiCA-2 (ICS 10)
Contract duration: Regular or retainer contracts up to 12 months with possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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  • The incumbent is responsible for abiding by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

 
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