Local Consultancy: 9 Sub-National Consultants for the National Immunization Program, Manila, Philippines

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF in Manila, Philippines

Local Consultancy: 9 Sub-National Consultants for the National Immunization Program (11 Months)

Job no: 558836

Position type: Consultant

Location: Philippines Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Philippines

Department/Office: Manila, Philippines

Categories: Health and Nutrition

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Purpose of the Consultancy:

The consultant will provide technical assistance to Department of Health (DOH), Council for Welfare of Children (CWC), and National Youth Commission (NYC) UNICEF supported provinces to promote integrated approach to adolescent health and the operationalization of Adolescent Friendly Health Facilities.

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

1. The consultant will support data generation and planning process of priority areas which includes (1) TA to the CHDs and priority provinces for equity assessment, bottleneck analysis, review of routine data and recommendations, (2) TA to the priority regions, provinces, and cities in the development of strategic plans, (3) support capacity building, and training need analysis/training and capacity building.

2. Support scale up of innovative strategies to improve immunization outcomes through (1) technical support to scale up of Reaching Every Purok Strategy and other innovations to improve routine immunization and contribute to measles and other vaccine-preventable elimination goals; (2) collaborate with the CHD/LGU teams to organize periodic assessment/meetings to discuss COVID-19 vaccination roll-out implementation, issues, and concerns raised by the regional, provincial, and lower level.

3. Support development and implementation of demand generation strategies.

4. Support improvements in cold chain logistics and vaccine management.

The technical consultant will provide technical support to the following areas: 1. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Cities (Caloocan City, Manila) in National Capital Region

2. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (Nueva Ecija, Pampanga) in Region 3

3. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (Cavite, Laguna) in Region IV IV ATwo (2) Provinces

4. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (Sorsogon, Camarines Sur) in Region V

5. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (Iloilo and Capiz) in Region VI

6. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (North Samar, West Samar) in Region VIII

7. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay) Region IX

8. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces (North Cotabato, South Cotabato) in Region XII

9. One (1) consultant to support Two (2) Provinces and Two (2) Cities (Sulu, Lanao del Sur) Support BARMM.

Tasks:

Technical support to the priority regions and provinces/cities in the development of strategic plans and annual operational plans

Technical support to the CHDs and priority provinces to do equity assessment, bottleneck analysis and review of routine immunization data and provide recommendations on improving access and coverage

Technical support to government partners in the development of guidelines, policies, and training materials

Technical support to conduct training needs analysis, development of training materials and conduct of capacity-building activities

Technical support in the MR-OPV SIA in the priority areas

Technical support to the scale-up of an expanded Reaching Every Purok Strategy and other innovations to improve routine immunization and contribute to measles and other vaccine-preventable elimination goals

Technical support to immunization teams in monitoring and evaluation activities

Technical support to the development and implementation of Social Behavior Change strategies to improve demand for immunization

Provide additional support as deemed necessary by health team of UNICEF

Collaborate with the CHD/LGU teams to organize periodic assessment/meetings to discuss vaccination roll-out implementation, issues, and concerns raised by the regional, provincial, and lower levels

Provide technical support to the Regional/Local Public Health Operations Center and priority provinces in cold chain logistics vaccine management, RCCE, data analysis, and preparation of technical updates.

Provide support in the review of the operational issues preventing optimal coverage of the priority population; recommend corrective actions

Provide additional support as deemed necessary by the supervisor

Deliverables:

  • Inception Report.
  • Situational Analysis of the National Immunization Program in the region and priority areas.
  • Equity analysis of areas with highest number of zero dose children.
  • TA Plan to reduce zero dose children.
  • COVID-19 vaccination roll-out TA plan.
  • Training Needs Analysis and training plan.
  • Documentation Report on REP and workplan for scale up.
  • Assessment report on NIP information system with recommendations for improvement.
  • Progress report on NIP support.
  • Monitoring report on COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Progress report.
  • Report on trainings conducted.
  • P rogress Report on routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination support.
  • Final Report including (1) documentation of good practices with photos, (2) recommendations to improve routine immunization (3) human interest stories.

Education:

  • University Degree in one or more of the disciplines: Medicine, Allied Medical, Public Health, Social Sciences.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills Required/Core Competencies:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in public health programming with focus on immunization
  • Experience working on routine immunization and immunization campaigns
  • With adequate knowledge and skills on the national immunization program including COVID-19 vaccination
  • Good leadership and program management skills
  • Experience in providing technical assistance at different levels of the health system
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF and national government/LGUs with a sound interpretation and judgment to present the programs and policies in a way that enhances UNICEF’s image is an advantage.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in (link) by 05 February 2023. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 558836 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 (sharepoint.com) indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your professional fees and the soonest availability to take on the post based on the above terms of reference.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Advertised: Jan 23 2023 Singapore Standard Time Application close: Feb 05 2023 Singapore Standard Time

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  • Closes Feb 05 2023

    Local Consultancy: 9 Sub-National Consultants for the National Immunization Program (11 Months) in Philippines

    The Philippine Country Office is looking for 9 technical consultants to provide targeted technical assistance to the priority regions/provinces and supporting strengthening routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination.

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