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|Overview of position
Child Survival and Development (CSD), Libya Program is scaling up its presence through implementation of responsive health, nutrition and WASH interventions in selected municipalities. In east region of the country UNICEF is already supporting implementation of a maternal, Newborn and Child health, Nutrition and WASH package. This also includes support to EPI program as a major component of health system strengthening. Therefore several capacity building, service delivery, health information system, behaviour communication and monitoring activities are ongoing and planned for scale up. UNICEF is actively involved in response to COVID-19 with focus on a) National Coordination framework b) Risk Communication and Community Engagement C) Infection Prevention and Control and d) Maintaining essential Health services pillars and above
Under the technical guidance of the Chief Child Survival and Development and direct supervision of head of Field Office in Benghazi, the CSD consultant will be responsible to assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Health & Nutrition and WASH programme including response to COVID-19 pandemic. The consultant will be accountable for effective technical and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies at field level to achieve strategic priorities and objectives. Assist in Scale up/expansion of UNICEF assisted Health, Nutrition and WASH evidence-based interventions focused on vulnerable population.
UNICEF is implementing a comprehensive package of interventions in selected municipalities in the country including from eastern region-focused on enhancing access to maternal, Newborn and Child health Nutrition and WASH services. The health system is currently faced by human resource gaps in provision of responsive services. Therefore, UNICEF Libya is seeking the services of a National consultant for CSD component of its program in the country.
Under the direct supervision of the in-charge of Filed office and technical supervision of the Chief Child survival the consultant will;
- Effective coordination and working relationships with internal and external counterparts focused on strengthening coordination on COVID-19 national response;
- National Coordination framework
- Risk Communication and Community Engagement
- Infection Prevention and Control in coordination with WASH component/team
- Maintaining essential Health services
a) conduction of Cold Chain and Vaccine management training to equip vaccination staff health with required Knowledge and skill sets for quality services.B) preparation of local level training plan in coordination with relevant partner C) dissemination of awareness raising material d) WASH related assessments
- Provision of relevant and strategic information shared to support the Health & Nutrition and WASH Programme.
- Contribute to the timely preparation of updates in coordination with relevant partners and under overall technical guidance of the Chief CSD
- Facilitate, ongoing and planned interventions incluidng;
- Undertake Monitoring of health facilities and WASH supported sites supported through UNICEF and submit monitoring report highlighting any issues with recommended actions
- Assist in achieving planned results envisaged in CSD Annual Work Plan-suggest on adjustments and changes on project implementation related to Health, Nutrition and WASH Programmes, to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
- Prepare monthly reports highlighting key achievement and challenges and submit to the supervisor for review
- Participate in relevant meeting arranged by LCO/the CSD section
The consultant will report to in charge of the Benghazi Filed Office five days per week.
||1. A university degree in one of the fields is required: public health, nutrition, epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, or another health, Nutrition and WASH related discipline.
2. Strong communication in written and oral in Arabic and English
3. Knowledge and experience in undertaking remote trainings
4. Quality-oriented, creative, able to work efficiently under tight deadlines
5. Experience of working with diverse groups of people in emergencies an asset
Are there other qualifications or certifications (e.g. NEBOSH) that may be required
How many years’ relevant experience are required and in which specific fields?
Two years relevant experience in health, nutrition, WASH or related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Does the Consultant need prior experience in any specific locations?
Insert languages and level required (Fluent, Working)
• Strong communication in written and oral in Arabic and English
This role doesn't have team management responsibility.
PayementUNICEF will process the payment/fee for four months, it will be paid against deliverables in two instalments, second upon completion of the following (a detailed work Plan will describe the actions mentioned in key tasks and responsibilities)
(Biweekly, Monthly and end of assignment Deliverables)IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS TO NOTEUNICEF 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
- Develop and share Bi-weekly work plan endorsed by in-charge of field office and Chief CSD UNICEF
- Share highlight of actions and submit brief report biweekly on key achievements and challenges.
- Prepare a monthly bulletin of EPI activities on agreed template
- Ensure timely and quality reporting and accurate information for dissemination
- The payment will be done after three months upon the submission of the above deliverables.