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Individual Contractor required for assignment of “STRENGTHENING REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CHILDREN’S HEALTH STATUS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE”

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-05

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The individual contractor will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Health Advisor and will be engaged closely with responsible staff from concerned Country offices in advising and partnering on coordination, management and donor reporting requirements on the “Strengthening refugee and migrant children’s health status in southern and south-eastern Europe” project implemented in Greece, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria.

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.

 

Title of Assignment:

STRENGTHENING REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CHILDREN’S HEALTH STATUS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

Supervisor: Regional Adviser, Health, ECA Regional Office

Location: Full Time Home based with frequent travel to field

Duration: 11.5 months with possibility of extension

 

For every child,

The individual contractor will work under the direct supervision of  the Regional Health Advisor and will be engaged closely with responsible staff from concerned Country offices in advising and partnering on coordination, management and donor reporting requirements on the “Strengthening refugee and migrant children’s health status in southern and south-eastern Europe” project implemented in Greece, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria.

How can you make a difference?

1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Partner and coordinate the development of the project annual work plan with the country offices and advise on the setting of priorities and targets. Lead and coordinate the monitoring of work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Collaborate with relevant country offices and sections to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned project.
  • Lead on and coordinate the preparation of multi-country progress and assessment reports, and identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in project management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for incorporating into the development of future planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • In partnership with UNICEF key stakeholders, actively monitor projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with COs, partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of a sustainable project. Ensure exchange of good practices among countries.
  • Prepare regular and mandated project reports, incorporating key bottlenecks and lessons learnt for management and DG Health to keep them informed of programme progress.

2. Advisory services and technical support

  • Provide technical support to relevant COs on policies, strategies, best practices, and approaches on health-related issues to support project implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in the capacity of an expert in discussions and planning to provide technical advice to contribute to project implementation.
  • Prepare policy papers/briefs and other relevant materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance to country-specific technical, policy, communication or any other public information products related to the Project.

3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with DG health and Chafea, as well as relevant countries, as well as ECA regional office relevant sections. Through active networking, advocacy and effective communication, build capacity and exchange knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of project goals.
  • Maintain regular communication with DG Health and Chafea, and participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate discussions/ meetings with DG Health and Chafea on project-related issues.

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, paediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences.

Experience:

  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.
  • Demonstrated experience in Project management positions in projects of similar nature/size is required;
  • Excellent writing skill is required;
  • Experience working in a similar country context is considered an asset;
  • Relevant experience with UNICEF or in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset;
  • Experience working with EU institutions is considered an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

Payment:

Monthly payments will be made based on successful submission of deliverables and/or successful execution of assigned tasks as agreed with the supervisor at the beginning of each month and/or in line with the agreed workplan.

Travel:

All travel expenses will be paid as per UNICEF travel policy. The Consultant would be required to obtain prior approval from the supervisor before commencing travel.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents through the vacancy announcement:

  • Cover Letter describing previous experience in this area and how to ensure they will meet the required deadline, describing key milestones.
  • A CV and Personal history form (downloadable from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc). Alternatively, a fully completed candidate profile in the UNICEF e-Recruitment System can replace P11 form. E-profile should include all information about current and previous employments including the names of the supervisors.
  • A financial offer, with a daily rate in USD. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including at high-level meetings;
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals;
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Full understanding of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Logical Frame Approach (LFA);
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives;
  • Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

 

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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