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New Consultancy for South-South Cooperation Project Training Package Development, Beijing China

Beijing (China)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-04

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UNICEF is seeking an expert to work with UNICEF China and its national counterparts to design and develop an online training programme that is based on China’s successful pilot project on elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B. The online training will be targeted to countries who have also set targets for EMTCT of three infectious diseases, and will be delivered through an existing online training platform that has been set up to support knowledge exchange and South- South Collaboration.

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, care

Background of Consultancy Request:

In November 2019, UNICEF and China International Center for Economic and Technology Exchange (CICETE) signed a South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF) Implementation Agreement, which also served as the initiation of the SSCAF-Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (MNCH) Projects in eight African Countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zimbabwe). Apart from improving access to health facilities and essential medicines for newborns and pregnant women, the project also focused on sharing best practices of MNCH improvement in China, through face-to-face and online trainings, and on-site technical support. To facilitate online trainings delivered for project countries, an online learning platform (www.brhth.com) was jointly developed by International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center (IHECC) of National Health Commission and UNICEF China.

In the 2021-2025 country program cycle, UNICEF continues its support to National Health Commission and CICETE through the Training Hub of South-South Cooperation on Maternal and Newborn Health Project (SSC-MNH project). The project aims to (1) promote the exchange in knowledge and skills among health officials and experts, especially for maternal and newborn health between China and countries; (2) strengthen the capacity of Chinese agencies to deliver quality training program through training hubs. One of the project components is to update or create new training course package that can also be supported by the online training platform.

During 2017 and 2020, the National Health Commission and UNICEF China jointly implemented the Demonstration Project on Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B. China is among the pioneering countries in committing to the elimination of three diseases (HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B). As part of project documentation exercise, best practices generated from project sites were identified and summarized in 2021. These will serve as a critical resource for the scale-up of EMTCT project experiences across the country. Experiences, including lessons learnt through the implementation are also of interest to other countries on track to achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B.

To facilitate the sharing of best practices from China, an online training package to senior public health sector staff will be developed by 2021. The training will be delivered through an online learning platform (www.brhth.com), which is jointly developed by IHECC and UNICEF China. All course materials and training modules must be fully compatible with the training platform.

How can you make a difference?

Major Tasks, Deliverables & Timeframe:

Tasks

Deliverables

Timeframe

In consultation with UNICEF China and national counterparts, develop training syllabus for EMTCT online training package

  1. Syllabus developed for EMTCT online training package.

8 working days

In collaboration with UNICEF China and its national counterparts, lead the process of design and production of online training package

  1. Lay-out design of NHC-EMTCT project best practice package finalized.
  2. Training video with presentations delivered by national experts which covers best practices reflecting four aspects of elimination validation and general introduction (estimated 135 minutes in total).
  3. Subtitles of each training video.
  4. Five to six sets of quiz questions.
  5. Pretest and posttest questions.
  6. Course assessment questions.
  7. Interactive components to be imbedded in online training videos.

35 working days

Wrap up and recommendations for development of online training course.

Final report, with focus on lessons learned and recommendation for development of online training course in the future.

7 working days

Methodology & Expected Output:

The EMTCT best practice online training package will contribute to the scale-up of experiences and lessons learned from the NHC-UNICEF EMTCT demonstration project in other countries with interest of achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B in the near future. Furthermore, it will enrich the resources to be disseminated through the SSC-MNH project.

Start Date:     15 August 2021

End Date:       31 December 2021

Total Working Days:      50 days within 4.5 months

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

Consultancy Requirements:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications required and disciplines:
    • Advanced degree in public health, maternal and child health, social science or related areas.
  • Knowledge/Experience/Expertise/Skills required:
    • At least ten years’ working experiences in PMTCT/ HIV prevention.
    • Experienced trainer with demonstrated skills in training curriculum development.
    • Understanding of Chinese context or experiences on working on projects implemented in China would be an asset.
    • Knowledge and skills in Chinese would be an asset.
    • Experiences of working with UN agencies or other international organizations would be an asset. 
    • Good command in English.

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.

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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.

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