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Consultancy - Consultant, Health Data Collaborative (HDC) on COVID-19, Data & Analytics (D&A) Section, DAPM NYHQ - home based

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:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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The Health Data Collaborative (HDC) is a collaborative platform to strengthen country health information systems, align partner resources for country data and digital priorities and adapt global data and digital tools to local contexts. The HDC includes seven constituencies, one of which is multilaterals (including WHO and UNICEF) and focuses on SDG targets and communities that are left behind. The 2021 HDC work plan includes a milestone ‘Review of COVID-19 related data best practices that can be incorporated into HDC country and partner efforts for stronger sustainable routine and emergency health information systems.’

Consultancy Title: Consultant, Health Data Collaborative (HDC) on COVID-19

Section/Division/Duty Station: Data & Analytics (D&A) Section, DAPM, New York HQ – home based

Duration: 01 July 2021 to 16 December 2021 (120 days)

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The Health Data Collaborative (HDC) is a collaborative platform to strengthen country health information systems, align partner resources for country data and digital priorities and adapt global data and digital tools to local contexts. The HDC includes seven constituencies, one of which is multilaterals (including WHO and UNICEF) and focuses on SDG targets and communities that are left behind. The 2021 HDC work plan includes a milestone ‘Review of COVID-19 related data best practices that can be incorporated into HDC country and partner efforts for stronger sustainable routine and emergency health information systems.’ 

The WHO hub and spoke data collaborative includes a working group on capturing good practices for collecting, sharing and using data in response to COVID 19. This consultancy aims to support the working group’s plans for producing a publication of country case studies documenting good practices and will strengthen links between WHO, UNICEF, and HDC COVID19 response activities.

Terms of Reference/Deliverables

In close collaboration and working with the Senior Advisor, Health and HIV, the consultant will be responsible to support the Health Data Collaborative (HDC) in implementation of its workplan for 2020-2023.  The HDC 2020–2023 operational workplan is underpinned by a solid country level Theory of Change, aiming to align partner technical and financial investments with country driven plans. Specifically, the consultant will produce a publication of four country case studies on collecting, sharing and using data to support the continuation of essential health services delivery during the COVID19 pandemic. 

Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Create template for case study document
  • Counter sign of the contract and template for case study document.
  1. Work with program and country focal point to complete case study document for 4 number of selected countries as advised by WHO WG, UNICEF staff, and HDC members.
  • Selecting 4 countries and gathering case study information.
  1. Obtain inputs and reviews from ACT A staff, HDC members, WHO hub and spoke COVID-19 WG, UNICEF staff for case studies and approval from relevant publication review committees.
  • Ongoing consultation with and inputs from HDC partners, ACT A, UNICEF, and WHO COVID-19 WG.
  1. Finalize and edit case studies.
  • Final draft of edited case studies submitted.

Qualifications

1) Education

●   Advanced university degree (Master’s degree in Public health, health economics, health system governance or other related field).

2) Work experience

●   Minimum of 5 years' national and international relevant experience, including experience in public health programme management and international development.

3) Competencies

  • Excellent, writing and editing skills in English, effective presentation and report-writing skills; with ability to provide concrete technical and other advisory support.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, coordinate and monitor day to day workflow in timely fashion, efficiently and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural settings.
  • Diplomacy and good awareness of dynamics between partners and supporting partnership approaches in different countries.

Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html 
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

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

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.

Remarks:

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

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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