United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Information Management Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF Papua New Guinea is seeking to engage a national Information Management Consultant to provide the National Department of Health and Provincial Health Authorities (PHAs) with Technical Support in the development and piloting of Data Collection and reporting tools.

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, 

A well-functioning Health Information system ensures the production, Analysis, dissemination and use of reliable and timely information on health determinants, Health Systems performance and health status. Papua New Guinea has deployed an online National Health Information System (eNHIS) in the country. However, the eNHIS is deficient in nutrition indicators with only 2 included presently. There is need for the inclusion of a full set of nutrition indicators into the eNHIS in the future. The integration of nutrition indicators into the Government health information system is only possible if this is demonstrated on of how it works that is only possible through piloting.

In 2021, the UNICEF PNG office will implement in two provinces (Hela and National Capital District) a pilot in nutrition service delivery at health facility and community levels. The programme will work closely with both central and sub national levels in Design and roll out of the programme. Data collection and reporting tools will be developed and piloted in the two geographic areas with results of the same used to inform and influence final versions of the tools. To operationalize the monitoring and evaluation component of the pilot, there is need for dedicated Human Resource to support and lead this piece of work.

How can you make a difference?

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief health and Nutrition, the consultant will; i) To support the development of data collection and reporting tools and materials.

ii) To support the piloting of data collection and reporting tools to monitor and track progress of program implementation.

Work Assignment

  • Support with the design and development of data collection and reporting tools.
  • Support with data collection, compilation, analysis and reporting.
  • Prepare monthly brief of consolidated data on Direct Nutrition Interventions.
  • Review and update of nutrition information management tools and materials.
  • Prepare quarterly dashboards of progress.
  • Facilitate planning meetings and consultations with government.
  • Facilitate working sessions with health care workers.
  • Conduct review of data monthly and feedback to the provinces.
  • Undertake field visits to provide on job coaching/orientation and or training of front-line health workers and PHA staff
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • Bachelors - University degree in information technology, Computer Science, statistics, nutrition, public health, nursing or any other relevant field of study.
  • Minimum 2 years directly relevant work experience in nutrition, analysis, and Data Management.
  • Experience with information systems, statistical analysis including the use of relevant software.
  • Fluency required in English.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel and work in field environments
  • Candidate must be a national of PNG.
  • Interested applicants must submit a cover letter together with their CV.
  • Candidate must include in the cover letter expected monthly consultancy fee (state amount in PGK  please)
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.

  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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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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