National Consultant: Multiple Districts Coordinator Acceleration Malaria Elimination Papua (Mimika & Nabire) – for Indonesians only, Jayapura, indonesia At Unicef


Closing date: Friday, 23 June 2023

National Consultant: Multiple Districts Coordinator Acceleration Malaria Elimination Papua (Mimika & Nabire) – for Indonesians only

Job no: 562978

Position type: Consultant

Location: Indonesia Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: Indonesia

Department/Office: Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

Categories: Health

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

UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a national consultant to provide technical assistance to multiple districts in Papua to support accelerating malaria case reduction and elimination efforts in these multiple assigned districts. This particular assignment is for Mimika & Nabire, consultant will be based in Mimika.

To speed up the reduction of malaria cases to be able to achieve the malaria elimination goal, UNICEF provided direct assistance to the district health offices (DHOs) in Papua Provinces, aiming to directly influence policy development, program management and service delivery with the ultimate goal to protect children and pregnant women from the devastating effects of the malaria on this Island.

The consultant for this assignment will need to work in close collaboration with local government and other partners to achieve this goal. Duration of assignment is 4 to 5 months, until 31 December 2023 (Deliverable based).

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will focus on the following tasks during the assignment period: 1. Conduct a five years (2018-2022) situation analysis on malaria elimination for the assigned districts, including: a. Five years epidemiological malaria data disaggregated by age, sex, and geographical area at the village level, whenever applicable. b. Mapping of vector entomological patterns and larvae source management activities at district level c. Current malaria laboratory situation at district level, both at public and private health facilities. 2. Ensuring compliance to standard protocol in malaria diagnosis and treatment in public and private health facilities, including integrated malaria program (malaria in pregnancy program and integrated management of childhood illnesses) for the assigned districts. 3. Accelerate progress in reaching malaria elimination in 2023 by providing technical assistance to strengthen malaria surveillance for the assigned districts. 4. Facilitate capacity development of key stakeholders on malaria surveillance, data analysis, and programme management, particularly for the focus district and health centers by providing e-Sismal Ver 3.0 technical assistance for malaria recording and reporting at district and health center level for the assigned districts. 5. Under the coordination of a health specialist or health officer, develop networks and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration to accelerate malaria case reduction for the assigned districts. 6. Develop knowledge products in the form of policy briefs, fact sheets, etc, for policy advocacy and evidence-based decision- making in accelerating malaria reduction toward elimination at the assigned districts.

WORK ASSIGNMENTS & OUTPUTS Work Assignment 1 Conduct five years (2018 – 2022) malaria situation analysis for the assigned districts. Output: Report on malaria situation at the assigned district from 2018 – 2022. The report should cover 1) malaria epidemiology situation including trend by age, gender, time and place at smallest administrative unit (village); 2) trend and pattern of plasmodium, 3) epidemiology situation for specific population of interests (pregnant women and under five children); 4) vectors and larvae source management mapping, community-based malaria prevention & vector control interventions and 5) recommendation of action in accelerating malaria elimination. The report will be approximately 25 pages length, excluding annexes.

Work Assignment 2 Conduct assessment on malaria diagnostic capacity to ensuring compliance to standard protocol in malaria diagnosis and treatment in public and private health facilities for the assigned districts. Output: Report on malaria laboratory capacity the assigned district. The report should cover (1) distribution and accessibility of malaria laboratory, (2) quality of malaria diagnostic, and (3) functionality of malaria laboratory quality assurance both in privately- and publicly owned laboratories, as well as proficiency level of district, health facilities and laboratories’ cross checkers and microscopist staffs. The report will be approximately 25 pages length, excluding annexes.

Work Assignment 3 Facilitate training on e-Sismal Ver 3, data analysis and program management for health staffs at district and health centers for the assigned districts. Output: Report on e-Sismal Ver 3 trainings and data analysis training activities for the assigned district. The report will be approximately 25 pages length, excluding annexes

Work Assignment 4 Develop knowledge management products (policy briefs or fact sheets) for policy advocacy, evidence-based decision making and resource mobilization in supporting acceleration of malaria elimination for the assigned districts. Output: Policy briefs or fact sheets produced and disseminated for the strategic stakeholders for the assigned district. The policy briefs will be approximately 10 pages length, excluding annexes.

Work Assignment 5 Final report on malaria situation and actions toward accelerating of malaria elimination for the assigned districts. Output: Final progress report and update analysis on malaria elimination interventions status and recommendation for future action for the assigned districts. The report will be approximately 40 pages length, excluding annexes.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  •  Medical Doctor or degree in health or health related subject.
  •  At least 2 years of experience in the field of public health.
  •  Experience with government, health systems and administration regulations
  •  Experience in malaria program is an advantage
  •  Experience in Eastern Indonesia is an advantage
  •  Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners.

Please refer to the Term of Reference attached for more details.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies:

  •  Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  •  Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  •  Drive to achieve results for impact
  •  Innovates and embraces change
  •  Manages ambiguity and complexity
  •  Thinks and acts strategically
  •  Works collaboratively with others

TOR District Coord Malaria Elimination Mimika Nabire FINAL.docx

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including criminal background checks) applies.

The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.

Advertised: Jun 13 2023 SE Asia Standard Time

Application close: Jun 23 2023 SE Asia Standard Time

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  •  Closes Jun 23 2023National Consultant: Multiple Districts Coordinator Acceleration Malaria Elimination Papua (Mimika & Nabire) – for Indonesians only in Indonesia

    UNICEF Indonesia is looking for a national consultant to provide technical assistance to multiple districts in Papua to support accelerating malaria case reduction and elimination efforts in these multiple assigned districts. This particular assignment is for Mimika & Nabire, consultant will be based in Mimika. Duration of assignment is 4 to 5 months, until 31 December 2023 (Deliverable based).

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