CONSULTANT: Health Infrastructure Expert for Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction Project in Equatorial Guinea

Lilongwe

Position Summary

UNFPA Country Office (CO) is seeking for an individual consultant or consultancy company to support its Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction Project in Bioko Norte and Kie Ntem regions, funded by Noble Energy Company, in its Health Infrastructure Rehabilitation component.

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the preparatory phase of rehabilitation of health facilities activities foreseen within the framework of the project, in order to ensure substantive quality of this specific component. Health infrastructure expert consultant should ensure that technical requirements, standards and procedures are followed; internationally established tools and guidance are used; and decisions taken are evidence-based and adapted to local context and needs.

UNFPA is willing to hire a Company or Individual Professional able to provide an independent engineering consultancy, to support health facilities rehabilitation activities to be done in the framework of UNFPA Noble Energy project. The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical assistance to the mentioned project in the health infrastructure field, in order to ensure accuracy and pertinence of the recommendations made concerning the infrastructures to be rehabilitated, as well as of selected interventions.

Qualifications and Experience

For individual consultants:

  • University Degree (ideally 4/5-years degree) in Civil Engineering, preferably with specialization in health infrastructures or related area;
  • Should be a Certified Engineer, as per the rules of his/her home country;
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area, ideally including reproductive, maternal and neonatal health field;
  • Experience in similar needs assessment & planning work (desirable);
  • Knowledge of Equatorial Guinea health context is an asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish and English/French;
  • Good planning and organisational skills.

For Companies:

  • Should be an accredited and registered professional company, and must have on its team:
  • At least one certified civil engineer; and/or
  • One certified architect (desirable);
  • Sound portfolio and experience in the substantive area, preferably in the health sector;
  • Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area, ideally including reproductive, maternal and neonatal health field;
  • Experience in similar needs assessment & planning work (desirable);
  • Knowledge of Equatorial Guinea health context is an asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish and English/French;
  • Good planning and organisational skills.

Companies or Individual Professionals can apply online (sending the documents mentioned below, with the Post Title mentioned in the Subject line, to: vacancies-unfpa-nbe-ge@unfpa.org ); or by submitting, in a sealed envelope labeled with the name of the position:

  • Cover letter, addressed to the UNFPA Resident Representative, with a brief description of why you consider yourself the most suitable candiate for the assignment;
  • Technical proposal with a methodology on how to approach and complete the assignment;
  • Detailed financial proposal;
  • Documents attesting the Company’s legal status, financial status and proof of compliance with all tax and social welfare legal obligations (only for enterprises);
  • Documents attesting he/she is licensed to work as an engineer (for individual consultants and companies’ team members assigned to the consultancy, if applicable – ex. Professional affiliation membership card);
  • CV(s) + copies of required academic diploma(s) of the individual professional or the technical team members to be assigned to the consultancy.

Proposals should be delivered to:

UNFPA Country Office in Equatorial Guinea
UN House, 5th floor
Malabo II
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Deadline: 1 September 2017, by 3.00 PM, local time.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Grade: Consultant
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-01