Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT REF: UNSOM/2013/047
Title: Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
If you are qualified and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the above consultancy with UNICEF Somalia.
If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.
UNICEF as part of its overall mandate to promote child survival, advocates, mobilizes resources and builds capacity in government systems and communities to improve the health, nutrition and wellbeing of children and mothers and provide quality health services which are pivotal to addressing many underlying causes of neonatal, child and maternal mortality.
UNICEF is a core partner in implementing the Joint Health and Nutrition Programme (JHNP) which is a comprehensive multi-donor, multi-partner programme aimed at improving maternal and child health and reducing mortality, while strengthening the systems that support improved quality and access to health care. It is the flagship programme supporting the development of the Somali health sector.
In 2009, the zonal Ministries of Health (MOPH) along with UNICEF had developed a set of cost-effective and high impact interventions called the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) that would be available to all Somalis with special focus on those living in remote and underserved areas and is the prime mechanism for strategic service provision of public health services under JHNP. The emphasis of the EPHS is to improve the quality of service provision and access to health services with a particular focus on maternal new born and child health, thereby contributing to Somalia health sector strategic plan.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop and strengthen EPHS monitoring and evaluation system in Somalia. The Monitoring and Evaluation consultant will develop M&E framework, build capacity of UNICEF, health authorities, implementing partners and other stakeholders; and oversee all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities in the EPHS Project, with an eye to meeting the performance-based target indicators set by EPHS and JHNP. This consultancy will create linkages with M&E framework under development by WHO for JHNP as well as National Health Management Information System (HMIS).
Main Duties / Responsibilities:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Health and daily supervision of the Maternal & Child Health Specialist, the consultant will work in close collaboration with relevant Ministries, UNICEF zonal offices and relevant sections, UNFPA, WHO Somalia and other partners. The consultant will undertake the following key tasks as part of the overall assignment.
Tasks to be performed:
Time Frame and Remuneration
This consultancy will be for six months, and fees will be negotiated. Consultancy fee will be paid on submission of deliverables.
Qualification and Experience
Strong skills in project management and ability to facilitate the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of external partners involved in the humanitarian response in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
Excellent coordination, communication, cross-cultural and negotiation skills; ability to convene and work with all relevant national and international stakeholders; ability to build, motivate and lead a team; gender sensitivity and understanding of cultural diversity issues; awareness of cultural and social factors particularly as related to the sexual and reproductive health situation; capacity to work under pressure and with a high degree of independence.
Conditions of Work
The consultant will be based in UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi; however, planned field missions will be made into Somalia according to an agreed work plan to be developed at the beginning of the consultancy. This position does not support relocation expenses.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number in your application.
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QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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