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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Consultancy at UNICEF

UNICEF INDONESIA
Posting date: 4 May 2016
UNICEF Indonesia welcomes applications from qualified candidates for the term of reference below. Interested applicants should submit electronically their application through the link provided below.
Closing date18 May 2016
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. This assignment is open to Indonesian nationals only.

Title: National Consultant: to develop and conduct case studies and issue briefs on UNICEF’s support to Maternal, Child Health – Integrated Malaria Programme in Eastern Indonesia (Link to apply : Employment at UNICEF)
 
 
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Type of Contract: SSA (Special Service Agreement)
Duty Station: Jakarta with travel to selected districts.
Duration: May – September 2016
Please indicate the expected daily/ total lump sum fee. Application without proposed fee may not be considered.

BACKGROUND:
UNICEF supports the Government of Indonesia in realizing the rights of children, paying particular attention to addressing vulnerabilities and reducing disparities. Strategies to achieve those results include documentation, knowledge-management and dissemination for advocacy of good practices and lessons-learned of programme strategies and activities supported by UNICEF with the grant from USAID.
Through the current USAID-funded programme UNICEF has strategically influenced and supported the government of Indonesia in implementing Maternal Child Health and Integrated Malaria Control in Eastern Indonesia project (MCH/MIP). This integrated project started on October 1, 2010, will expire on September 30, 2017, and is funded through a seven-year grant, which is as MCH Umbrella Grant awarded to UNICEF/NY Health Section for health and immunization response support. The programme is in sync with both USAID and UNICEF’s overall goal to support GoI in attaining the MDG 4, 5 and 6, and is designed to implement activities to improve MCH through utilizing evidence-based activities and practices, to improve the continuum of care as it links to communities, primary level facilities, and hospitals in Eastern Indonesia.
A mid-term evaluation of the programme was completed in September 2014 and recommended some actions to improve the programme effectiveness in achieving its objectives. In order to better bridge evidence and practice it was recommended that UNICEF strengthen its evidence-based health programming and documentation by increasing operations research (plus budget), systematic documentation and sharing of qualitative and quantitative results on the contextual conditions and the effect of intervention programmes. Documentation can be realized through sharing lessons learned at (inter-) national professional level (conferences, workshops, blogging and peer-reviewed publications), development and dissemination of policy briefs and publications beyond the grey literature level of internal donor reports.

WORK ASSIGNMENT:
UNICEF is seeking a consultant to support the formulation of case studies and policy briefs on the MCH/MIP project on the following three topics:
1. Mentoring approach of health workers in Papua and West Papua in comparison with maternal and new-born heath quality improvement technical assistance in Maluku and North Maluku.
2. Cluster island approach to improve referral system for MCH in Maluku.
3. Leveraging local government commitment, improving quality assurance and health system development for controlling and reducing malaria burden among women and children in Maluku, North Maluku, Papua and West Papua.

EXPECTED OUTPUT
Each case study is expected to provide an in-depth analysis of the following:
1. Programme implementation. The case studies will investigate how the project operated in one or multiple locations. Some of the key questions would include, for example "In early implementation of the cluster island approach, what aspects were working well or less well and why?"
2. Programme effects, to the extent of examining outcomes and impacts—both positive and negative and planned and unplanned—of the selected approaches and seeks to provide explanations by making causal inferences about the reasons for success or failure. Here, the case studies will include questions, such as: "How has the neonatal mentoring programme reduced case fatality of new-borns with complications being admitted in the three selected hospitals?" or "Why has the North Maluku Province, with established Malaria Centre, managed to reduce annual parasite incidence over the years?" This will involve an in-depth description and analysis of capacity development and technical assistance aspects of the project.
The deliverables will all be in English and will include the following. The contents and format of each deliverable should be agreed in advance with UNICEF
 Report on the 3 case studies of approximately 20 pages.
 3 issue briefs, one on each of the case study of approximately 4 pages each.
 1 overall issue brief describing the MCH/MIP project of approximately 4 pages.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the CSD Cluster Chief in Jakarta and will liaise with various partners working on all aspects of the project from field level implementation to policy advocacy to obtain data/information and to interpret the findings.

IDEAL PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT:
 Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, communications business management, organization behaviour or development studies;
 Advanced familiarity with UN, bilateral donors, health systems and programmes and the working of the USAID;
 Minimum 8 years of progressive experience in the field of public health, knowledge management, communications and public advocacy. Experience in case studies research using qualitative methods and project evaluation is essential;
 Experience in an international organization an asset, ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment;
 Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners;
 Fluent in English and good knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia;
  Good skills in computer applications; especially Word, Excel and Power Point and design software;
 Ability to lead strategic information collection, analysis and result-based use of information;
 Ability to facilitate complex team in consensus building;
 Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Disclaimer: 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.


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