Consultant to support Solomon Islands Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Scale up at Provincial level
Solomon Island (SI) has a strong health Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) mechanism and with effect from this year, the bilateral partners have begun using a Performance Based System to fund a common “basket” through the Provincial Health Offices.
The Ministry of Health Strategic plan focuses on providing equitable health services, however, data shows that there are variations in coverage by province and by wealth quintile. Core documents have been developed in the past that are not being fully utilized to inform decisions on resource allocation and planning, including the Solomon Islands Case Study and the Equity Atlas.
The Solomon Islands is in the process of piloting the implementation of the Role Delineation Strategy aimed at providing a basic set of services and standards to improve health service delivery at the Provincial level; conducting the service availability mapping and improving the health management information system. Based on these existing processes, there is a need to support the Joint Partnership to strengthen the provincial level planning processes in order to correctly prioritize MNCH interventions whilst simultaneously improving resource allocation and utilisation of the government , bilateral and other partners’ funding.
The UN Joint Programme on Maternal and Newborn Health has developed a set of tools and resource materials that could be used to strengthen the decentralization processes with a focus for MNCH Scale up.
Under the guidance of the Chief of Field Office, Solomon Islands UNICEF Pacific is seeking an individual consultant to provide support to the Solomon Islands Maternal, Nutrition and Child Health Programme in the following areas:
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
Professionalism and integrity: demonstrated ability to apply good judgment, maintain confidentiality and be accurate and objective Networking and Relating; Working with People
REMUNERATION AND TYPE OF CONTRACT:
The consultants will be required to work on a Purchase Order (PO) contract with UNICEF Pacific for a period of 120 days commencing on the 15 October, 2013.
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified individuals or Institutions meeting the above experience/competencies are encouraged to apply by submitting the following documents:
I. A cover letter outlining relevant skills and work experience.
II. Curriculum vitae (CV).
III. List of previous reviews and research reports and/or academic publications.