United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

International Consultant (Conduct Capacity Building of Health Professionals on Immunization)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

International Consultancy to conduct Capacity Building of health professionals on Immunization (Immunization in Practice and Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications) 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.

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

UNICEF seeks to engage an external International Consultant to conduct capacity building of health professionals on immunization in Abkhazia. The consultancy will support actions aimed to increase knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged in Immunization. This includes a focus on FLWs and will build their capacities through the WHO training modules "Immunization in Practice" (IIP) and "Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination". Scope of Work: 1. Key Actions: Familiarization with the context to deliver the IIP and "Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination" training modules. Ddeliverables will include review of Program Review of Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Abkhazia, the KAP survey on Immunization in Abkhazia, Rapid Review of Key Elements of Primary Health Care; conduct online briefing consultations with UNICEF staff to gain a good understanding of the context in Abkhazia; prepare draft training presentations. The Consultant is expected to prepare pre- and post-training tests and evaluate participants upon training completion.

Deliverables:
  • Familiarization of the trainer with context for better delivery of the training module on IIP and MLM;
  • Preparation of training content, including agenda, hand-outs, PPP as well as pre- and post-training tests and
2. Key Actions: Deliver a training modules on IIP and "Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination" for cluster groups of selected medical professionals. The team estimates to have up to 10 groups of up to 25 participants each, clustered geographically and per healthcare facility level. According to the Module Design, each group training will last 3 days. Trainings are designated for FLWs (relevant PHC, district policlinic and maternity ward workers) as well as for relevant teaching staff and students of local medical colleges. In order to build ownership, trainings are expected to be accompanied by relevant MLMs to ensure accountability and supervision.

3. Key Actions: Generate comprehensive report on key assigned deliverables, including analytical overview of carried out deliverables and review of participant evaluation: explicitly define key constrains and recommendations on further actions.

1. Key Actions: Familiarization with the context to deliver the IIP and "Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination" training modules.  Deliverables will include review of Program Review of Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Abkhazia, the KAP survey on Immunization in Abkhazia, Rapid Review of Key Elements of Primary Health Care; conduct online briefing consultations with UNICEF staff to gain a good understanding of the context in Abkhazia; prepare draft training presentations. The Consultant is expected to prepare pre- and post-training tests and evaluate participants upon training completion.

Location: from home
  • Familiarization of the trainer with context for better delivery of the training module on IIP and MLM;
  • Preparation of training content, including agenda, hand-outs, PPP as well as pre- and post-training tests and participant evaluation upon training completion.
Delivery Period: by end of September 2021 2. Key Actions: Deliver a training modules on IIP and “Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination” for cluster groups of selected medical professionals. The team estimates to have up to 10 groups of up to 25 participants each, clustered geographically and per healthcare facility level. According to the Module design, each group training will last 3 days. Trainings are designated for FLWs (relevant PHC, district policlinic and maternity ward workers) as well as for relevant teaching staff and students of local medical colleges. In order to build ownership, trainings are expected to be accompanied by relevant MLMs to ensure accountability and supervision.

Location: from home 10 3-day training sessions for medical professionals by mid November 2021 3. Key Actions: Generate comprehensive report on key assigned deliverables, including analytical overview of carried out deliverables and review of participant evaluation: explicitly define key constrains and recommendations on further actions.

Location: from home Report.

by end-November 2021.

Duration:  20/09/2021-10 /12/2021 Number of Days (Working) : 38 days Minimum Qualifications required:

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, development studies, Social Sciences;
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience combining formal expertise in Public Health with experience of applying Immunization related expertise to specific developmental
  • programmes; experience of work in similar contexts and in the area of Health will be an asset;
  • Proven experience in providing IIP and Vaccine Safety and False Contraindications to Vaccination trainings and other immunization related trainings;
  • Proven experience in developing training materials and delivering trainings on health, immunization related programming;
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a manner conducive to their practical application;
  • Fluency in English.  Knowledge of Russian or another language spoken in the region is highly desirable;
  • Work experience in the ECA region is an asset.
Location : Home based Remarks: 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.

  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:

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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