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Consultancy: To provide project management for the Regional Office coordination of the COVID-19 vaccine deployment (Thai Nationality only), UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok (Thailand)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-02

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The Health and HIV Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide project managerial support to the Regional Office Health team to coordinate between the teams in the Regional Office, and with the Country Offices, particularly for those involved in COVID-19 vaccine deployment and health systems strengthening.

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 fulfilling 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.                                                                                                                                       

For every child, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

 

How can you make a difference?

The Health and HIV Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Region Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide project managerial support to the Regional Office Health team to coordinate between the teams in the Regional Office, and with the Country Offices, particularly for those involved in COVID-19 vaccine deployment and health systems strengthening. 

 

Work Assignment:

Under the overall guidance of Regional Health/HIV advisor and day to day supervision of the Regional Health Specialist, the consultant will work closely at the regional level with UNICEF Regional Office (RO), and with Country Office (CO) counterparts, and where necessary, with UNICEF ROSA and WHO SEARO and WPRO regional offices to provide project management functions below:

 

Workplan development and planning and project management

  • Develop and update the Regional Office workplan and stakeholders for each activity for the COVID-19 vaccine deployment rollout.
  • Review documentation relevant to COVID-19 Vaccine deployment, Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Participate and contribute in meetings, working group and to collaborate with inter-agency partners.
  • Contribute to development of regular communication and information materials for COs, to facilitate the synthesis of the rollout among global level, regional and country levels.

 

Data compilation, analysis and report, dissemination and advocacy

  • Keep minutes, record of meetings, trainings and produce reports for the meetings/ trainings.
  • Disseminate record and relevant documents to participants and update the SharePoint. Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues.
  • Monitor progress of activities for COs using the VIRAT, and follow up as necessary Review documentation and reports including but not limited to Vaccine Introduction Readiness Assessment Tool (VIRAT) reports, and provide summaries.
  • Support updating of relevant UNICEF-related website pages.
  • Support dissemination of data, and other products to maximize the use for advocacy, programming and planning purpose.
  • Research information and serial analyses of financial and technical readiness and sustainability of countries in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on financing for COVID-19 vaccines by countries and analyse implications including sustainability for countries.

 

Capacity development and country support

  • Act as training focal point for UNICEF EAPRO any capacity development activities such as trainings, webinars, including organizing, inviting, and material development for the activities. This may include coordination internally and externally, i.e. other UNICEF, WHO SEARO and/or WHO-WPRO as needed.
  • Support the development of training materials (and presentations), and provide technical support as applicable.

 

Knowledge management

  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Any other function supporting immunization and health systems strengthening as agreed with the supervisor.

 

Deliverables:

The consultant will work closely with UNICEF RO, UNICEF COs, and other partners to achieve the following deliverables:

  • Updated RO’s workplan for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in the context of other workplan.
  • Summaries of countries’ readiness based on review of submitted VIRAT tools, and other means of communication.
  • Minutes and record of meetings, trainings and reports, disseminated to participants.
  • Updated COVID-19 SharePoint, and other relevant platforms.
  • Training/webinar materials including presentations assembled in time for smooth running of webinars, trainings.
  • Serial analyses of financial and technical readiness and sustainability of countries in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
  • Other deliverables as agreed with the supervisor.
  • A final report on the project management.   

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:   6 months during December 2020 – June 2021 with possibility of extension. (with 3 working days per week, 12 days per month)

Official Travel: The consultant will work from UNICEF EAPRO, Bangkok and his/her own premises.

 

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

  • Thai nationality with five or more years of working experience in project management with international/UN organization
  • High ability to use excel spread sheets, produce visual graphs and use of SharePoint
  • Experience in financial analysis desirable
  • University degree in Public Health or experience in work on public health/immunization/primary health care desirable
  • Degree/diploma or certificate in project management desirable
  • Strong communication skills a must
  • Writing and speaking fluency in English language
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports in English a must
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate in a multicultural environment a must.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily and monthly professional fee in THB by 18 November 2020.

Download File FORM P11.doc

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

View our competency framework at

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

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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:

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.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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