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Consultancy to Revise and Update the National Strategic Plan for Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Health - National

Kingston (Jamaica)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kingston (Jamaica)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Democratic Governance
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-18

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness requires a consultant to facilitate a review of the 2011-2016 National Strategic Plan for Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Health (NSPPA). Based on the results of this review, the consultant will complete the drafting of revised NSPPA for the period 2021-2026. The process must include wide consultations with relevant stakeholders and a robust participatory process engaging adolescents and young people.

Location of Consultancy:  Kingston, Jamaica

Duration:   4 Months

Anticipated Start Date:   July 2021

Anticipated End Date:     November 2021

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.

How can you make a difference?


Download File Final_TOR_National_Strategic_Plan_Adolescent_Health_NCSig (002).pdf


The specific objectives of the study are as follows-

These consultations will provide the basis for the following:

  • Assessment of key achievements and issues in policy, legislation and service delivery
  • Areas which have not been achieved and reflections on bottlenecks and challenges which hampered their achievement.
  • Key concerns and emerging needs of users and providers of health services in the public and NGO sectors.
  • Proposed theory of change for the strategic plan







To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-


  • Advanced degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies or similar relevant qualification 
  • At least five years’ experience in policy development, planning and management
  • Knowledge of adolescent development would be an added advantage, but is not essential.
  • Must have experience in conducting research and data analysis
  • Must have experience in conducting research and data analysis
  • Must have experience in Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies
  • Good communication and writing skills and competence in basic IT packages, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience in the field of health would be 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.


UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract.  All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF. 

Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract. 


Click on the Apply link found either at the beginning or at the end.  Your application package should include the following:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae including three (3) relevant references 
  • Technical Proposal  (Upload in Cover letter Tab))
  • Upload copies of academic credentials

Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.   


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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

Consultants and individual contractors are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.

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

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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