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International Consultant - HIV Programme Manager, UNICEF Somalia - [Nairobi Somalia Desk] - [7 months]

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Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Somalia
Categories: HIV/AIDS

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, hope

www.unicef.org/somalia

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

The scope of work is to support the overall management of the HIV grant, including in the following areas:

Partnerships:

  • In coordination with the Partnerships Officer, ensure all Partner Documents are in place and operational – includes preparing WARDI PD from 1st January 2022
  • In coordination with the Partnerships Officer, ensure implementation arrangements of clinical services are in place according to the transition schedules for Puntland (PL), Somaliland (SL) and Feder Member States and Banadir (excluding PL). Proposal for SL is drafted and shared with MoHD (MoH Somaliland) and GF, but Federal still needs to have a micro-assessment and then their proposal needs to be drafted along the lines discussed with them. See Annex 1 for table on implementation arrangements/transition.

Funds distribution and Reporting:

  • Support the completion and submission of the GF Progress Update and Disbursement Request.
  • Ensure HACT processes are followed – follow up with Field Officers for timely FACE Form submissions for PL and SL and FGS. Direct responsibility for South Central AIDS Commission (SCAC) and Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH).
  • Ensure timely reporting for Global Fund Steering Committee (GFSC) meetings.
  • In coordination with the Partnerships Officer and the PSM Specialist, ensure all commodities data (GF form 9) is received monthly from MoH’s (partners to report up to the MoH PSM Advisor who reports to PR) and the Financial and narrative reports, as well as the HMIS Summary Form (previous
  • GF forms 1, 3 & 5a) are received monthly from MoH (data flows from facility to MoH to PR).
  • In coordination with the GF M&E person and the Partnerships Officer, ensuring, track the data uploads on HMIS against forms received and provide feedback to MoH (to provide feedback to partners) on quality/completion of data entries into DHIS2.

COVID-19:

  • In coordination with the Malaria Manager, PSM Specialist and relevant partners as described in the proposal, follow up with GF COVID19 full proposal HIV activities.

Managing Technical Assistance:

  • Manage the following TA – inclusive of depending on timing: developing and sharing ToRs for feedback, advertising, candidate shortlisting and selection:
    • In coordination with WHO: Key Population Mapping (ToRs advertised)
    • In coordination with WHO: IBBS (ToRs advertised)
    • In coordination with GF M&E and WHO: Patient File Audit – development of patient “tracker” with University of Oslo to be embedded in DHIS2
    • Prevention and Communication Strategy – ToRs developed
    • Legal Rights Advocacy – ToRs developed and advertised
    • Development of web-based apps for outreach workers (ORW) and case management workers (CMW) and PLHIV Network – ToRs developed and advertised
    • Development of qualitative service feedback mechanism - ToRs developed and advertised
    • KVP Advisor – this post is under SCSPN and needs to be extended by 2 quarters in lie with revised budget (July 2021) – this will need a PD amendment
    • COVID GRANT: In coordination with MoH’s and WHO: develop the ToRs for research, advertise – this is for above allocation in the grant proposal (meaning if funds available) and will be determined only in August whether or not it is accepted.

Planning:

  • Support end year review.
  • Work with PSM Specialist to ensure all grant commodities (health and non-health) are ordered on time (>9 months for ARVs) according to the revised budget July 2021.
  • Support the GF Manager on transition of the GF Unit from Nairobi (UNICEF Somalia Support Centre/USSC) to Mogadishu (Country Office).

The SSA has not direct supervision responsibilities but works closely with the field Health/HIV Officers (Federal, Puntland and Somaliland), the Partnerships Officer, PSM Specialist, Budget Specialist and HIV Programme Assistant.

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

  1. Ensure selection (with WHO) of firm for Key Population Mapping (ToRs advertised)
  1. Firm selected and workplan agreed
  1. 15th September
  1. Ensure HACT processes are followed – follow up with Field Officers for timely FACE Form submissions

2.a. Q4 FACE Forms pre-approval for Federal MoH and SCAC &  NGO partners.   

2.a. Mid-September 2021

 

  1. Ensure Somaliland MoHD and SOLNAC workplans are drafted, SL treatment and care NGO and prevention and care NGO selected.

4.a. SL SR Partnership selection committees established, EoIs reviewed and partner selected.

4.a. 10th September 2021

 

  1. Ensure implementation of GF COVID19 full proposal HIV activities. 

5.a. Develop implementation workplan for the HIV COVID10 full proposal activities and hold an inception meeting.

30th September 2021

  1. Develop Legal Rights Advocacy

6.a. Programme drafted.

6.b. Candidate selected.

6.c. Workplan submitted.

30th Sept (for 1st Oct Start date)

  1. Ensure MoHD (SL) LoA, is endorsed by UNICEF, GFCT and FMoH

7. Signed/endorsed LoA with MoHD (SL)

30th September 2021

  1. 8. In coordination with GF M&E and WHO: Patient File Audit – development of patient “tracker” with University of Oslo to be embedded in DHIS2

8. Final tracking variables submitted to University of Oslo

 

30th September 2021

 

9. Development of qualitative service feedback mechanism and web-based apps for outreach workers (ORW) and case management workers (CMW) and PLHIV Network

9. Individual/firm hired

 

30th September 2021

 

10. Ensure all commodities data (GF form 9) is received monthly from MoH’s

10. Review the Detailed Budget (revised) and plan/make all residual non-health commodities orders.

 

30th September 2021

 

1. Prepare presentation, tracking form and any other documentation for the GFSC meeting

1. Ppt developed and tracking tool completed Q3 (expected October)

October 2021

  1. M&E ICT Products developed:

 

2. Individual/firm hired

 

15th October 2021

 

3. Develop Prevention and Communication Strategy

3.a. ToRs advertised

3.b. Candidate selected and on board

3.a. 1st October 2021

3.b. 25th Oct 2021

4. Ensure all commodities data (GF form 9) is received monthly from MoH’s

4. Review data forms and reports ad provide feedback

October 2021

1. Plan and hold virtual end-year review meeting

1.a. End year review meeting conducted

1.b. Action plans for 2022including implications for reprogramming.

1.a. 15th November

1.b. 30th November

2. Ensure preparation of WARDI PD beginning November 2021 to start 1st January 2022

2. PD submitted to Programme Review Committee (PRC)

15th November 2021

1. Ensure HACT processes are

1.a. Q5 FACE Forms pre-approval for Federal MoH, SCAC & NGO partners approved prior to start of quarter

1.a. Mid- December 2021

 

2. M&E ICT Products developed:

Development of qualitative service feedback mechanism and web-based apps for outreach workers (ORW) and case management workers (CMW) and PLHIV Network

2.b. Mechanism/apps completed

End December 2021

1. Prepare presentation, tracking form and any other documentation for the GFSC meeting Q4 and Q5

1. Ppt developed and tracking tool completed Q4 (expected January)

January 2022

2. In coordination with the GF M&E person and the Partnerships Officer, ensuring, track the data uploads on HMIS against forms received

2.a. Q3 data reviewed and feedback provided to MoH’s/partners

 

2.a. 31st October 2021

 

3. M&E ICT Products developed:

Development of qualitative service feedback mechanism and web-based apps for outreach

3. Relevant Prevention & Care NGO ORW and CMW trained on it

End January 2022

4. Ensure all commodities data (GF form 9) is received monthly from MoH’s (partners to report up to the MoH PSM Advisor who reports to PR)

4.b. Review the Forms 9’s January 2022 and plan residual orders with the PSM Specialist

4.c. Review data forms and reports ad provide feedback

4.b. 31st January 2022

4.c. January 2022

1. Prepare a list of potential reprogramming for the Global Fund Manager

1. Reprogramming priorities list – in order of priority

28th February 2022

2.a. Ensure Micro-Assessment takes place Q4 2021.

2.b. Prepare FMoH transition plan in February 2022.

2.a. Federal Micro-assessment completed and transition plan developed and endorsed by GF

2.b. Prepare LoA and share

2.a. MA conducted and transition plan endorsed by end February

2.b. LoA drafted and shared by end February.

3. In coordination with GF M&E and WHO: Patient File Audit – development of patient “tracker” with University of Oslo to be embedded in DHIS2

3. Trainings on the patient tracker conducted

 

End February 2022

1. Ensure HACT processes are followed

1.a. Q6 FACE Forms pre-approval

 

1.a. Mid-March 2022

1.b. Mid-March 2022

2.a. FMoH transition plan is endorsed by both GFCT and FMoH and signed.

2.b.  Prepare FMoH LoA and share for feedback

2.a. LoA drafted and signed

 

2.a. by end March

 

3. In coordination with GF M&E and WHO: Patient File Audit – development of patient “tracker” with University of Oslo to be embedded in DHIS2

3. Historical patient files entered in system

By end March 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, Development, Social Sciences or related Technical field. 
  • At least 8 years working in HIV in resource constrained settings. 
  • Experience in Global fund grant implementation.
  • Fluence in English with outstanding facilitation and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Somalia and its operational context and willingness to travel for work there.
  • Prior experience working in Somalia or other resource poor conflict settings preferred.
     
    If consultants do not hold a valid UN SSAFE (security) training certificate, this will be undertaken before travel to the Somali areas 
  • Fluency in English.  

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...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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.

Remarks:

Kindly submit an all-inclusive financial proposal along with your submission.

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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