United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

International Consultant (Hospital Emergency Response for Proact-training Project)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

Technical Support in hospital Emergency response for PROACT-training project 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 Covid-19 response in Azerbaijan stretched the resources and put the health system under stress. A recent project by WHO, REACT-C19, helped with identifying and addressing gaps in hospital readiness. The need for improvement was apparent for an agile and competent health workforce; strong infection prevention and control (IPC) systems; and strengthened case management. A recent WHO survey in 155 countries has identified a global disruption of health services for non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) caused by the COVID-19 response. Hence it is safe to assume that this disruption goes beyond NCDs, affecting women and children, interrupting routine services like immunizations, antenatal visits and so on. Responding to the growing number of cases, Azerbaijan recently changed the policies to allow for the management of mild cases at home. This increases the need for better IPC and case management at the primary health care level to prevent further community transmissions. PROACT-Training aims to increase essential health care worker competencies to safely identify, triage and manage COVID-19 cases in their local settings, thus reducing time lost due to patient transfers to Baku and improving patient outcomes. A set of technical expert team with nice health professionals will be engeged to support the Design and conduct training to Azerbaijani doctors and nurses to imporve their capacity in COVID-19 repsonse and continuaity of routine health and nutrition services. How can you make a difference? UNICEF seeks for a hospital Emergency Response expert as part of the expert team to provide technical expertise to strengthen in-country capacity on hospital disaster and emergency response planning and implementation. Under the supervision of UNICEF Azerbaijan Country Office, the incumbent will work closely with the technical expert team to be responsible for the Analysis of required skills of health care workers and existing gaps in hospital emergency response planning and train trainers that are able to cover these gaps and build national capacities in hopistal emergency response, including: Training of trainers on the following subjects: hospital disaster and emergency planning; using the WHO Hospital Readiness Checklist and WHO’s COVID related health system preparedness and management tools;
  • Mentoring and coaching the newly developed trainers during initial and refreshment trainers of the local consultants who will be providing training services to national health care providers;

• Provide expert opinion and knowledge in all relevant synchronous and asynchronous training activities; • Supervise the trained trainers in the mentioned subjects above and provide feedback; • Collaborate in the development of the Training Programs, curriculum, materials and learning activities for; • Support the training operations (material development, face to face and distance learning events realizations, monitoring, data      collection for project evaluation data, analyze and report, dissemination of the results, etc.) in accordance with project guidelines; •  Contribute to the project report in own area of work; •   Perform other training related duties, as assigned. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… Education:
  • University education in medicine, nursing or a related health field.

  • Post-graduate degree in disaster medicine, emergency medicine or a related field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in hospital disaster or emergency planning

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the area of training/education in disaster or emergency planning.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and planning skills

  • Excellent teaching and communication skills

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

  • Excellent knowledge of local language

  • Report-writing skills (in English)

  • Ability to travel nationally

For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.   Supervision: The consultant will be directly supervised by Health Officer under overall supervision of Deputy Representative of UNICEF Azerbaijan Country Office. Working Conditions and Duration: Duration of the contract: 15 September 2020 – 31 May 2021 (8.5 months). Duty station: Home-based and travels to Baku, Azerbaijan with possible travel to the project districts. Administrative and travel arrangements:
  • The  international consultant will work part-time with total of 3 months working time during 8.5 months of contract duration

  • In the case of the country visits and field-trips, all planned local travel will be managed by contracted services of UNICEF.

  • The consultant must be fit to travel, be in a possession of the valid UN DSS Basic and Advanced Security certificates, obligatory inoculation(s) and have a valid own travel/medical insurance with hospitalisation and repatriation coverage.

Application Interested candidates should submit the following documents: a)         Technical proposal b)         Cover letter including the following items: Evidence of matching with the required qualification References to the previous relevant work c)         Resume d)         Financial proposal daily rate in USD Budget is to be proposed by potential applicants and agreed with UNICEF in line with UN rules and regulations and based on optimal cost of services. Payments will be processed based on satisfactory completion of the tasks and submission of narrative and financial reports. Mandatory training: All consultants regardless of contract duration must complete the applicable mandatory training. The link to these online training will be provided during the selection process for the successful candidates. 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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