Expression of Interest: Regional Technical Support Communication for Effective Outbreak Responses and Behavior Changes and Demand Promotion (Team B) Consultant Roster (August 2019-July 2021), UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand
The Health Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking applications for individual consultants to the regional technical support communication for effective outbreak responses and behavior changes and demand promotion consultant roster.
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The Health Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking applications for individual consultants to the regional technical support communication for effective outbreak responses and behavior changes and demand promotion consultant roster. The consultant under the roster will be called for deployment to affected countries for a period between 3-6 months in case an outbreak of VPD occurred mainly polio and measles to assist/support the concerned COs to further strengthen evidence based measurable equity oriented communication interventions to accelerate expected results in the field of communication for polio eradication and immunization.
The consultant will be responsible for assisting identified Country Offices in the analysis of routine immunization and campaign data, as well as other social and behavioural data, where available, and will strengthen the CO capacity to use these data to develop evidence based measurable behaviour and social change communication strategies in support of routine immunization, polio and measles campaigns. He/She will support the country offices and national partner in identifying trends and patterns in the data to reveal aspects of immunization acceptance, operational performance and public sentiment around polio eradication and routine immunization. He/she will develop, manage and improve existing systems for entering, cleaning and storing quantitative and qualitative social data at national and provincial level.
This is not a regular vacancy announcement but rather a campaign to attract candidates of different skill sets and experience in Polio communication and/or communication emergency experience interested in short term (up to 6 months) assignments with UNICEF. The vetted candidates will be placed on immunization and Polio/disease outbreak response roster and will be called upon need for technical support in the above-mentioned areas.
The communication consultant will be deployed as part of Surge Team (B) and will provide support to the country office team during response to a polio and other outbreaks of infectious diseases. The communication consultant will work under the supervision of Chief Child Survival and Development (CSD), or health/immunization specialist or Chief of C4D, in collaboration with WHO, health authorities, and other partners. The communication consultant’s support to the team at the country office will ensure that the response is:
- Aligned with the government/Ministry of Health (MOH) plans and strategies.
- Aligned with the updated outbreak response SOPs and carried out optimally.
- Report to RO/HQ on progress, achievements, and where additional assistance is required.
The consultant will assess communication needs and existing capacity at country level, and in collaboration with the WHO/UNICEF office, develop the communication strategy and detailed plan and budget to underpin the technical response, and provide technical inputs to the overall response strategy including the implementation of the operational work plans, provision of authoritative advice/support to operational units, and collaboration with national/international partners.
Under the direct supervision of Chief CSD, health & nutrition/immunization specialist of the Country Office also with overall co-oversight and guidance from the regional immunization specialist in the regional office (EAPRO), the consultant will work to strengthen areas related to data collection, analysis and presentation for polio eradication and, where available, routine immunization. Emphasis will be on social data analysis including from campaign monitoring and other social research, where available.
Please refer to the below attachment for Work Assignment, Work Schedule and Estimated Duration of Contract, and End Product:
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience:
- Advanced university degree in social sciences or related technical field, with an emphasis on social data collection and analysis.
- Five years progressively responsible work experience in data collection and analysis, data base development, including two years in developing countries, with practical experience in M&E processes applied to C4D. Knowledge and experience in training in the field of “adult Learning” is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Fluency in the second language preferably a language from one of the countries in the region (LAO, Thai language, Bahasa, Burmese, Tagalog) would constitute a major asset.
- Background in data management or statistics
- Good presentation skills
- Proven track in organizing and implementing training in M&E
- Good communication skills (ability to explain data analysis to non-M&E people)
- Knowledge of GIS Software, e.g. Health Mapper, and other statistical software
- Ability to work closely with a team, in difficult circumstances
- Willingness to travel to remote regions and provinces with the affected country
- Knowledge of East Asia and pacific social, political and economic environment
Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, areas of expertise, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 24 July 2019.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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