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Consultancy: Regional Digital Health and Digital Investment Imitative for Children

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Work type: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS, Information Communication Technology, Knowledge Management

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, Childhood

Thailand is firmly established as a middle-income country.  Economic growth over the last two decades has been impressive: poverty has fallen by around two-thirds since 1990, despite the 1997 economic crisis from which Thailand has fully recovered.  This prosperity, combined with a growing awareness of and commitment to child rights, has resulted in successive governments investing in the wellbeing and future of children.  These investments have brought hugh, often life-changing benefits to millions of children. 

 

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office is seeking an individual consultant to provide technical support and advice on digital health and digital investment for engaging with key policy makers and political leaders in regional priority countries.

 

Background:

The ultimate objective of digital health development for UNICEF EAPRO is to enable a health system to use ICT and its related policies and strategies to maximize achievements of health for children, as defined by the country’s national health strategies and plans, as well as by global objectives of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Purpose of Assignment:

UNICEF EAPRO are using digital health in its efforts to increase efficiencies; improve access to services of health and other social determinants of health; reduce inequity; increase quality; and strengthen accountability and governance. The purpose of the consultancy is to support expansion of the regional health system strengthening initiative for children through digital health development, focusing on caring for every child through continuity over a period of childhood; connectivity and interoperability across various sectors and information systems; unique personal identification and its safe management; designing with health worker centric solutions; cross-sectoral data and information management; linkage with national Civil Registry and Vital Statistics programme as well as immunization registry; and promoting empowerment and participation of health workers and parents/care givers.

 

Work Assignment:

Under overall guidance from Regional Advisor for Health and HIV, with support from the concerned country offices, the consultant will:

  1. Support select countries towards developing a Digital Health/immunization registry Investment case and/or adoption of immunization registry, digital identity and master patient index;
  2. Develop a UNICEF/EAPRO Digital Health Blueprint for Children that would be used to advocate and support digital health investments in select countries;
  3. Provide context specific power point presentations on system strengthening, digital health, identity management as required for country, regional and global consultations, workshops, and forums;
  4. Identify Public Private Partnership (PPP) opportunities/models to support long-term sustainability of digital health in countries; and
  5. Identify appropriate partners, including private companies, to support Gender focused capacity building in digital health, health informatics and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) within the AeHIN (Asia eHealth Information Network) community.

 

Work Schedule and Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to interact and visit select countries at least one time over the contract period. The numbers of country visits and exact day and duration of each country visit would be mutually decided with concerned country offices.

Target/Benchmark: 1st Target/Benchmark by 31st July 2018    

Deliverables:

  • An initial report that would include a concise work plan.
  • Jointly plan and organize a Health Information System and CRVS Convergence Workshop in Myanmar with WHO, UNAIDS, and AeHIN, and submit a concise report on key findings and follow up actions of the workshop.

Working days:  30 days

 

Target/Benchmark: 2nd Target/Benchmark by 30th September 2018  

Deliverables:

  • Jointly plan with AeHIN, WHO and other development partners (and if feasible organize) a Digital Health Convergence Workshop in select countries (would include Lao PDR and Papua New Guinea, and to be jointly decided with concerned country offices).
  • Submit trip reports for TOR-related digital health meetings. 

Working days: 40 days

 

Target/Benchmark: 3rd Target/Benchmark by 31st December 2018    

Deliverables:

  • Jointly plan and organize an AeHIN Asia-Pacific Digital Health Conference for UHC at Sri Lanka by guiding concerned country offices’ preparation and participation, and submit a concise report on key findings and follow up actions of the conference. 
  • Submit trip reports for TOR-related digital health meetings.

Working days: 40 days

 

Target/Benchmark: 4th Target/Benchmark by 31st January 2019       

Deliverables:

• Submit a UNICEF/EAPRO Digital Health Blueprint for Children that would be used to advocate and support digital health investments in select countries.

• Submit a final report and summary presentation.

Working days: 42 days

 

Total: 152 days

 

 

End Product(s):

A final report with key recommendations (around 10-15 pages) and a summary power point presentation (around 20-25 slides)

 

Estimated Duration of Contract:  20 June 2018 -  31 January 2019, total 152 working days

 

Official Travel: Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Lao PDR, Timor Leste, Vanuatu and Sri Lanka (AeHIN meeting), and other places in agreement with supervisor.

 

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  1. University degree with more than 15 years’ experience in one or more of health information systems, health information technology, data management, or digital health architecture, system engineering, and computer science.
  2. Excellent communication, writing, analytical, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and team works.
  4. Previous work experience in East Asia and Pacific Region is an advantage.

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, availability, detailed work plan, proposed daily professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to/from Bangkok and other incidentals in USD by 21 May 2018.  Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.

 

Download File FORM P11.doc

 

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Only short listed candidates will be notified.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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