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Consultancy to review Medical Evacuation Policy and Medical Insurance Plan, (PERCS), DHR, NYHQ

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Resources
    • Procurement
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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The Consultant will revise existing UNICEF policies on medical evacuation and the UNICEF medical insurance plan and liaise with stakeholders to consult on amendments with a view to complete revision of these policies. The consultancy will be home-based.

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.

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

How can you make a difference?

The specific tasks will involve as follows:
- review existing regulatory instruments governing medical evacuations and the medical insurance plan in the UN
and other inter-governmental organizations;
- review a revised version of the medical evacuation policy with a view to consulting with stakeholders and including
any lessons learned from the Covid-19 medical evacuation mechanism;
- review the current policy on the medical insurance plan, including the list of benefits and associated information
circular and other document and prepare a revised draft for discussion with stakeholders;
- update the list of identified issues for discussion and coordinate with the relevant insurance provider to receive
cost estimates for various requests for inclusion in the policy;
- in collaboration with the relevant insurance provider, design a framework of possible additional insurances that
could be offered to staff or non-staff

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in HR, Law, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Social Security systems or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience in HR policy in an international organization required, preferably an organization part of the UN common system.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency; revising policies and practical knowledge of social security in the UN context especially medical entitlements, including medical insurance plans and medical evacuations.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.  This will a HOME-BASED consultancy.

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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