Roster of consultants - Implementation of home-based records for maternal, newborn and child health
- Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
- Location: Remote | Multiple locations
- Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Public Health and Health Service
- Children's rights (health and protection)
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Closing Date: 2023-03-27
Purpose of consultancy
To contribute to strengthen the implementation of home-based records including support to country activities to receive input on a recently released WHO-UNICEF-JICA guide for home-based records implementation.
WHO, UNICEF and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have developed a guide to support implementation of home-based records. The guide is intended for use by Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), immunization and nutrition programme managers at country level to address planning for the optimal use of home-based records, including how to monitor implementation and ensure appropriate use among health workers and women, parents and caregivers.
The guide was published as a living document in December 2022. In 2023, WHO, UNICEF and JICA intend to support the roll-out and dissemination of the guide in three countries, where the guide can be used to support processes for planning, implementing, selecting content, designing, or monitoring home-based records. Subsequently, feedback on the guide will be obtained and will inform an update of the guide.
- Task 1: Develop tools to support the roll out and dissemination of the implementation guide at global level, including creating dissemination materials and organizing dissemination activities.
- Task 2: Develop draft instruments for obtaining feedback on the implementation guide and its different decision-making tools and activities for planning, implementing, selecting content, designing, or monitoring home-based records.
- Task 3: Elaborate the draft content for global templates for antenatal care, postnatal care, early childhood development and well-child visits and develop instruments and participate in processes for obtaining feedback on the drafts.
- Task 4: Organize and co facilitate a process to develop a draft theory of change for home-based record implementation.
- Task 5: Contribute to developing an implementation research protocol for home-based records.
- Task 6: Provide relevant support by taking notes at meetings and providing follow-up on action points.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
- Band A: First level university degree in public health, social sciences or a related discipline.
- Band B: Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or a related discipline.
- Band level A: At least two years of experience with home-based records and maternal, newborn and child health programmes.
- Band level B: 5 to 10 years of experience with home-based records and maternal, newborn and child health programmes.
- Experience in communication and coordination with global partners.
- Experience in analysis of quantitative data, including skills in Excel and Stata.
- Experience in literature reviews and screening of literature and data extraction.
- Expert knowledge of English.
Off-site – Home based.
The consultant is not expected to travel.
Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
Band level A - USD 198 – 349 per day.
Band level B - USD 350 – 499 per day.
Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
Expected duration of contract:
11 months (15 days per month ).
- This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/Manuel-personnes-sans-privileges-et-immunites-carte-H/Non fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html
For roster VNs:
The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the selection process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.