International Consultant for Conducting Health in Emergency Capacity Development Workshop in collaboration with UNICEF and US CDC, Myanmar (Open to non-Myanmar nationals only)
Consultancy opportunity with UNICEF Myanmar country office , Health & Nutrition section. Interested and relevant non-Myanmar national applicants will be eligible to apply.
International Consultant for Conducting Health in Emergency Capacity Development Workshop in collaboration with UNICEF and US CDC, Myanmar
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.
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East Asia and the Pacific is one of the most hazard-prone regions in the world. As reported by the World Disaster Report 2015, 48% of all disasters occurred in Asia in 2014 and over 85% of those killed and 86% those affected globally were also in Asia. According to ESCAP Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015, over the period 2005-2014 the Asia-Pacific region had 1,625 reported disaster events. Approximately 500,000 people lost their lives, around 1.4 billion people were affected, and there was $523 billion worth of economic damage. But more importantly, many of the disasters are trans boundary, and hit the poorest and vulnerable population, particularly children.
A vital part of prevention and response against disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies is a strong and resilient health system. However, a number of discrete areas of system vulnerability in the region; i.e., inadequately trained health professionals; weak infection prevention and control systems in hospitals; and, limited coordination mechanisms.
In this context, as an agency established to work exclusively for protecting child rights in both development and humanitarian settings, it is imperative that UNICEF provides support to build capacities for public health emergencies and health in emergencies among both government, UN, INGO and other partners.
The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) is the world leading and the most reputable public health institute and has enormous expertise and global experiences in the area of Public Health Emergencies and Health in Emergency. The partnership between US CDC and UNICEF can contribute to not only maximizing impacts of the workshop, but also enhancing regional and interstates collaboration on public health emergency through its strategic and professional guidance.
Objectives of the Consultancy
The International Consultant is to provide technical and managerial support including organisation of sessions, facilitation and reporting during Health in Emergency (HiE) Capacity Development Workshop in collaboration with UNICEF and US CDC, Myanmar 19th February – 3rd March 2020. The workshop is being proposed to be conducted with 50 participants from Ministry of Health and Sports, Health Cluster members and UN agencies
Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables
Provide Health in Emergency (HiE) Capacity Development Workshop design, facilitation and evaluation Plan and Agenda in consultation with representatives from CDC, UNICEF HQ and the UNICEF Regional Office in Bangkok
Detailed HiE Capacity Development Workshop design, facilitation and evaluation plan and agenda
Organise and manage team of facilitators from UNICEF EAPRO and US CDC, provide direct facilitation during the workshop preparation and sessions
In-country mission for HiE Capacity Development Workshop
Evaluation of the exercise, using a set of indicators, based on the workshop objectives, the focus will be to assess how well the understanding of Health in Emergency programme by workshop participants.
Evaluation and final report of the workshop
Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:
- Advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: medicine, public health, paediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field
- A minimum of ten years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas, at the international level, is required: public health planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
- Experience working with UNICEF or US CDC Atlanta on Health Emergency Preparedness and Response is considered as an asset.
- Working experience in preparing and facilitating training or workshop on Health in Emergency is desirable
Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form.
Please also include and attach the completed EOI form in the financial proposals section when applying.
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