United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Project Manager DHIS2 and COVID, Data & Analytics)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

To support D&A nutrition team on a variety of work related to data on nutrition, supporting a few different projects with a focus on Covid-19 and nutrition information systems. This consultancy will support managing, facilitating, disseminating our work on various projects. Consultancy Title: Project Manager DHIS2 and COVID Section/Division/Duty Station: D&A - Data and Analytics Section (Nutrition)/DAPM/NYHQ (home based) Duration: 145 days over 9 months About UNICEF If you are a committed, creative professional 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 70 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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries. BACKGROUND To support D&A nutrition team on a variety of work related to data on nutrition, supporting a few different projects with a focus on COVID-19 and nutrition information systems.  This consultancy will support managing, facilitating, disseminating our work on various projects. Terms of Reference / Deliverables
  • Support project management of COVID-related work for DAIU Nutrition team to support USAID-funded project – The D&A nutrition team has a USAID-funded project to understand how to improve nutrition resilience to COVID-19 or future such events by advancing the state of knowledge on nutrition vulnerabilities to COVID-19, modelling the potential impact of COVID on various nutrition outcomes and documenting approaches and strategies to monitor the situation and response on nutrition during COVID19. The incumbent will support the overall management and Coordination of this project, as well as other projects related to nutrition information systems, such as the DHIS that the team is engaged in.

  • Support landscape Analysis of innovative methods to collect nutrition data during COVID – Data Collection efforts through traditional household surveys are currently suspended as a result of COVID-19 mitigation measures. The candidate will support landscape analysis of innovative methods being employed by countries to monitor the situation and response on nutrition during COVID-19 and document interesting cases.

  • Support Fundraising efforts and Business Development – Support to develop ideas and materials to especially those related to technological innovations.

  • Support writing grant reports – The incumbent will support developing grant reports to ensure timely reporting.

  • Support with Data Analysis and review – The incumbent will support the D&A nutrition team to undertake reanalysis of surveys and review new data sources against a set of data review criteria for inclusion in nutrition global databases. These activities will be key for efficiently conducting various analysis on nutrition and COVID

  • Support communication and dissemination of data related to key nutrition indicators by writing blogs, producing short summary documents and other communication related activities

Qualifications (1) Education
  • A Master’s degree in public health, nutrition or other social science field is required

2) Work experience
  • 1-2 years of experience conducting quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Knowledge of data collected in large scale household surveys such as MICS and DHS is preferred

  • Experience writing grant reports is preferred.

  • Proven project management experience is preferred

3) Competencies
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, and ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with subject matter related to monitoring and evaluation, data, information systems, nutrition, epidemiology, public health.

  • Similar work experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment and as part of a team.

Requirements:
  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials

  • Financial proposal that will include:

  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.

    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.

    • Indicate your availability


  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.

  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information: With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process 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. View our competency framework at: 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 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.
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