International consultant – Provide technical assistance to develop Somalia’s HIV prevention and care outreach program, UNICEF Somalia – Home-based
Job no: 538603
Position type: Consultancy
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Mogadiscio, Somalia
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
How can you make a difference?
- JUSTIFICATION AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The purpose of the consultancy is to address weaknesses identified during the Peer Education Evaluation through the development of the following:
- A reference manual for outreach workers and case management workers, including peer mentors.
- A service guide/manual of procedures for differentiated HIV services for key vulnerable populations in Somalia.
- Training curricula (slides mirroring the manual and service guide).
After the development of the curricula the consultant will virtually train national consultants to carry out training in Mogadishu, Bosasso and Hargeisa.
All activities were agreed during grant implementation cycle 2021 – 2023 GF grant making and included in the fully funded grant agreement signed by both GF and UNICEF HQ.
Conduct Desk Review:
- Current PE materials, PE Evaluation, IBBS (2017), behaviour research, Patient File Audit, Stigma Index Survey and any other related programme documents.
- Published and grey literature documents on Somalia, Somaliland and HIV and/or other related vulnerabilities (e.g. GBV, IDP’s, prisons, drug use, etc).
- Documents from other partners: WFP, UNFPA, WB, DfID, WHO, etc.
- Global best practice outreach and case management models.
Conduct Key Informant Interviews:
- UN partners – especially UNFPA (YP and GBV) and WFP
- AIDS Commissions
- NGOs/CBOs working with key vulnerable populations and GBV
Draft and finalise:
Key Vulnerable Population Outreach and PLHIV Case Management Training Curricula – reference manual, service guide, and training slides.
Spend 5 days leading facilitators exploring key issues including training tools and 10 days conducting training.
- Specific Tasks and Expected Deliverables and Timelines
|No.||Tasks||End product / deliverables||Time frame||Payment instalment|
|1.||Desk Review (see Methodology):
|2.||Conduct KII’s (see Methodology)||
During the field trainings the consultant needs to be available online to support the training facilitators.
The above is an example of how tasks can be completed within the duration of the assignment, Consultant may adjust specific elements durations to still complete the assignment within the contract duration, as may be reflected in their workplan.
The contractor will be supervised by the HIV Programme Manager in UNICEF.
The consultancy must be completed by the end of May 2021.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- The consultant should have Advanced Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related Technical field preferred OR
- * A first University Medical degree or Diploma in combination with qualifying experience of over 7 years may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University degree.
- The consultant should have at least 10 years of relevant HIV professional experience including at least 7 years working with at-risk and PLHIV communities; and significant demonstrated experience developing HIV prevention and PLHIV programming strategies.
- Demonstrated cross-cultural work experience and working on HIV in concentrated or low prevalence epidemics and working in Muslim or culturally conservative contexts.
- Fluency in English with outstanding facilitation and communication skills.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
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.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
- Working with People
- Drive for Results
- Builds and maintains partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces changes
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others
- Nurtures, leads and manages people
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
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.
Kindly provide an all-inclusive financial proposal.
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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