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Local Consultant: Health in Emergencies Capacity Building Consultant (5 Months)


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-07

The overall objective of this consultancy is to provide support capacity building initiatives for emergency preparedness and response in health for UNICEF country office staff, national and subnational government partners, and UNICEF emergency response partners.

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

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Specific Objestives:

  • Provide technical, coordination, and training support for the conduct of national- and subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshops.
  • Support development of training materials for the Health in Emergencies training.
  • Develop documentation on the conduct of Health in Emergencies Workshops, including but not limited to proceedings, best practices, challenges, and recommendations.

Scope of Work:

Conduct of Health in Emergencies Workshops:
1. Coordinate with UNICEF Health Officer on the preparation and execution of Health in Emergencies
2. Support one national-level and one subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop through
coordination of workshop venue, participants, resource persons, and other ancillaries.
3. Participate as a technical resource for course material in the subnational-level Health in Emergencies
4. Support development of subnational sustainability plan for Health in Emergencies training
Development of training materials:
1. Ensure recording and consolidation of all lectures and activities at the national-level Health in Emergencies
Workshop for translation into training manuals and video modules.
2. Support and oversee the development of a training manual and video modules based on lectures and
activities at the national-level Health in Emergencies Workshop.
3. Pilot the use of developed training materials in a subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop
Workshop documentation:
1. Produce documentation of workshop proceedings and capture key insights and recommendations.


1. Conduct of National Workshop, with documentation and preparation of resources to be translated into Health in Emergencies
training material.
2. Support development of Health in Emergencies training materials Support preparations for subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop.
3. Conduct of sub-national level Health in Emergencies Workshop.


- National-level Health in Emergencies Workshop conducted.
- Documentation of National Health in Emergencies Workshop.
- Recording and consolidation of all workshop resources to be translated into training materials.
- Completed layout of Health in Emergencies training manual.
- Completed script for video modules.
- Minutes of meetings with stakeholders for subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop.
- Health in Emergencies training manuals printed.
- Initial video modules developed.
- Minutes of meetings with stakeholders for subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop.
- Video modules finalized.
- Minutes of meetings with stakeholders for subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop.
- Subnational-level Health in Emergencies Workshop conducted.
- Documentation of National Health in Emergencies Workshop.
- Subnational sustainability plans for Health in Emergencies training.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • University degree, preferably at the master level, in health sciences, public health, international development or related disciplines.

Work Experience:

  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible development and/or humanitarian work experience with government, UN and/or NGO, including health program management and/or emergency preparedness and response.
Core Competencies:
- Understands the Cluster Approach and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Philippines and in the health sector.
- Previous experience in community-based health service delivery platforms and in EPI is highly desirable.
- Communicates, works, and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus, and demonstrates leadership
where required.
- Understands key technical issues for emergency health preparedness and response sufficiently well to engage with partners, make full use of their experience and knowledge, guide strategy and plans, and communicate and advocate on important issues.
- Excellent analytical and presentation (oral and written) skills including use of essential computer software packages.
- The ability to meet deadlines and work with minimal day to day supervision.
- Excellent skills and experience in designing/implementing training materials.
- High coordination and communication skills with experience in working with CSOs, UN agencies, DOH, and LGUs.
Critical Competencies:
- Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan, and execute ideas.
- Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts convincingly in written and oral form.
- Proven ability to plan, manage and monitor the effective use and safekeeping of fixed assets and financial resources.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and manage activities appropriately and adjust to changing priorities.
- Ability to organize, manage and participate within teams.
- Ability to organize and implement training aimed to building capacity.
- Good interpersonal skills to ensure effective working relationship with partners and colleagues.
- Sensitivity to partner's needs and expectations, maintaining open communications.
- Innovative, able to take risk and able to lead or participate in change to keep operations working. Practical solution oriented.


  • Fluency in English and Filipino languages required.


Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by 24 October 2022.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: ------ will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P11 Form which can be downloaded from our website at P11 Form.docx ( indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your area of assignment, ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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