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National Consultant - Development of School Health Guidelines

If you are a committed, creative Sudanese and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Vacancy No  :   UNICEF/Sudan/2015/001
Post Title : National Consultant/Development of School Health Guidelines
Contract type  :  Consultancy
Duty Station :  Khartoum with frequent travel to field
Duration  : 45 days
Supervisor  :  Chief of Education Section

Purpose of the consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop school health operational guidelines that serve as an administrative support document with practical strategies for addressing school health concerns. The Guidelines will provide details on how the School Health Act/policy can be translated into action at school level and also enhance implementation of the School Health Programmes currently being implemented in some states. They will provide a coherent strategy for school health programmes in future to those states who have not yet started implementing their programmes.

Main tasks related to the job
Under direct supervision of UNICEF Chief of Education Section and in consultation with Education Specialist, the national consultant will undertake the following two major tasks:

  • Conduct a desk review of the current policies, strategies, including regional activities and best practices with regards to the 8 school health components: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services, healthy and safe school environment, faculty and staff health promotion, family and community involvement.
  • To define the scope of the School Health Programme in order to provide effective health care to the target population in and out of school.
  • To propose an implementation strategy for the tailor made guidelines that match the country’s socio-economic context based on the findings and recommendations of the situation analysis in addition to updated studies on adolescent health
  • To propose a framework of implementation under the federal system and suggest institutional arrangements for the delivery of the school health programme/services that considers adolescent out of school to enable various states to plan and implement their own version of School Health Programme.
  • To provide guidelines for the capacity development of a cross-section of service providers, including   PTAs and communities.
  • To provide estimates of the cost of implementation of the school health programme and identify resources to introduce/develop national school health promotion initiatives that bring together national, state and local government agencies; nonprofit, voluntary, and professional organizations; businesses; communities; and individuals to create healthy schools for children.
  • To categorize the operational guidelines into appropriate groups on the basis of their intended application within early, intermediate, and long-term implementation phases
  • Develop a monitoring framework that considers the standards, indicators identified in the situation analysis report and   monitoring/self-assessment and planning tools for schools and PTAs and other service providers to effectively promote and monitor implementation of School Health programmes.
  • Conduct a national level workshop to present proposed guidelines to stakeholders/partners
  • Based on comments and feedback from the workshop, produce the final guidelines document for effective School Health programmes for policy makers and practitioners in the health and education sector.

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in education/ health and other social science field.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in implementing and/or managing  School Health related projects with the government counterparts or in an aid organization
  • Experience in implementation development projects and familiarity with development of policy briefs and guidelines.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, organizing and managing capacity development activities, including workshops and seminars.
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting national and state level School Health related programme and implementation.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural team.
  • Communication, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer management and applications.

Interested candidates should submit their application, updated CVs and completed UN personal history form P11, which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/employ , to sudanhrvacancies@unicef.org.  Applicants should indicate the vacancy number of the post they are applying for.

Closing date: January 21, 2015

Successful candidate must be willing to travel to field locations, depending on the needs of the consultancy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer and qualified females are particularly encouraged to apply.
UNICEF is a smoke-free working environment.
Zero tolerance of sexual abuse and exploitation is our policy.

“UNICEF is an equal opportunity employer, qualified female and young people are strongly encouraged to apply”.




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