Malawi

UNICEF recruits 01 International Consultant / Community Health Consultant

UNICEF recruits 01 International Consultant / Community Health Consultant

International Consultant: Community Health Consultant, Lilongwe, Malawi
Job Number: 521415 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Malawi
Work Type : Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, health
Malawi Ministry of Health has opted to offer integrated health services at community level countrywide gradually. Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF has planned to implement integrated community health package in two districts in 2019-2020. The proposed integrated community health model will contribute to the SDG, MGD, HSSP-II and Operational Plan of National Community Health Strategy (NCHS). The stipulated package of integrated community health services is part of Essential Health Package (EHP) including community essential health package (c-EHP). Further, it will support operationalization and gradual scale up of integrated community health delivery model in communities, especially underprivileged areas stipulated in the National Community Health Strategy. The strategic objectives of Integrated Community Health Interventions for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health in targeted districts are designed to contribute to the following results as articulated under Goal 1 of UNICEF Health strategic plan 2018-2021.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Community Health Specialist, the work assignment for the Consultant will be:
Technical assistance to Community Health Services Section (CHSS) of the Ministry of Health and District Councils to establish the leadership and coordination mechanism in planning, implementation and monitoring of integrated community health package.
The specific tasks are outlined below:
Desk review and field assessment on leadership skill of community health team, and develop a guidelines on leadership role of community health team for integrated community health interventions.
Desk review and field assessment on coordination mechanism for proposed integrated community health interventions at district and below level. And then develop a guidelines on coordination, collaboration and management at district level for integrated health service delivery at community level.
Desk review of community engagement structures for integrated community health services. Document the best practices and human interest stories on integrated/ convergence of health of services at community level in two districts.
Click here  TOR- Health_Community Health Consultant 2019_final.docx to access the full ToRs for the Consultancy
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in public health, social science, economics or in relevant field.
A Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national or sub-national levels and international level in maternal, child and adolescent health program.
Proven experience in leadership, management and coordination for primary health care.
Experience on district level management, coordination and leadership skill for primary health care.
Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, tools for program planning including budget planning.
Languages -Written and spoken fluency in English
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
Strong analytical, negotiation, oral and written communication skills
Effective presenter including ability to adapt the message and visual aids for multiple audiences to deliver concise, impactful presentations of primary health care interventions.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
 Competencies
Strong analytical, negotiation, oral and written communication skills
Effective presenter including ability to adapt the message and visual aids for multiple audiences to deliver concise, impactful presentations of primary health care interventions.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Languages -Written and spoken fluency in English
Closing Date Fri Apr 19 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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