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(Re-Advertisement) Consultant – Technical support on primary health care landscape analysis, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), Bangkok, Thailand

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Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Bangkok
Level: Consultancy
Location: Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Fiji/Pacific Island Countries, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam
Categories: Health, 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 fulfilling 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, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them


How can you make a difference?

The Health/HIV Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking an individual consultant to assess progress of primary health care (PHC) at country and regional levels through literature review of available country reports; identify what is currently being done and by whom through conducting a landscape analysis on PHC and HIV/ adolescent health; and set priority evidence based interventions that can be incorporated in country policies and plans, for reorienting their health systems and investments around the delivery of PHC and adolescent health.


Work Assignment:

This data will provide a basis in which actions can be taken to improve health systems for PHC, informing regional joint efforts on the collaborative operational framework supported by UNICEF and WHO to accelerate and support countries (including ASEAN) in ensuring equity focus on reaching the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. Furthermore, this in-depth analysis information generated will allow for more engagement of donors and coordinated response for investments to PHC. Based on this data, modeling in LMICs e.g. Vietnam and Cambodia, will be showcased for replication to other countries.

Landscape analysis on the PHC performance through use of the core strategic and operational levers as outline in the operational framework. These 14 levers for PHC are interrelated and an integral part of the national health strategy, towards reaching the universal health coverage.[1] 

Analysis will also apply relevant indicators from the PHC monitoring conceptual framework, which are anchored on the PHC theory of change, and will determine to what extent the three components of PHC, the 14 levers for action and investment, have supported country to improve PHC performance, including improved access, utilization and quality; improved community participation, health literacy and care seeking behaviors; addressing the broader social, physical, and environmental determinants of health; and improving the health status and well-being of individuals and populations.[2]

There will be also recommendations on how the UNICEF EAP Regional Office can support countries to improve the governance and management of health services through promoting political engagement, policy development and implementation in strengthening Primary Health Care, at national and sub-national levels. Landscape analysis and priority settings will inform on the regional PHC advocacy efforts to influence ongoing policy and system reforms, leverage additional commitments and resources for PHC, as well as strengthening health information systems, for the collection and use of data to boost accountability and trust in health services.


Activities to be implemented include:

1.  Inception report on detailed task and timeframe

2.  Literature review of ongoing and previous assessment on PHC. Use of the PHC performance initiative to review the data and identify complementarity prior to undertaking the analysis.

3.  Landscape analysis using the PHC operational framework:

  • Identifying existing programmes, policies, legislation.
  • Assessing stakeholders and capacity within the country 
  • Assessing the domestic and external resources
  • Assessing to what extent adolescent health has been integrated in PHC.

4. Set priorities through a consultative process with key stakeholders, including national governments, WHO, UNFPA and CSO:

  • Any existing effective, appropriate and acceptable models already in country should be identified to scale up;
  • Focus on the needs of vulnerable population to ensure priority on equitable service delivery

5. Recommendation to UNICEF EAPRO on supporting regional stimulation of scaling up of investments based on country models


Work Schedule

Deliverable

Indicative timeline

No. of days

Institute contracted

ASAP

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Deliverable 1 – Inception report

 

 

Inception report on detailed activities and timeframe (to be shared with UNICEF country offices)

July 2022

2

Deliverable 2 – Desk review on country assessment

 

 

Desk review report on available country and regional assessment on PHC

July 2022

10

Deliverable 3 – Landscape analysis

 

 

Landscape analysis report (Country PHC performance assessment using the core strategic and operational levers)

Aug 2022

10

Deliverable 4 - Identify key national actions around the levers

 

 

Report on priority actions/ models based on consultative process with key stakeholders

Oct 2022

20

Deliverable 5 – Results and Dissemination

 

 

Draft country reports, including country-specific models of evidence-based interventions.

Nov 2022

5

Conduct consultations virtually with countries and region to review findings and recommendations.

Nov 2022

10

Revise reports based on feedback

Nov 2022

5

Finalize country reports, PPT with key findings and recommendations for each country and regional implications (including stimulation of scaling up investments in EAPR)

Dec 2022

5

Total working days required

 

67


End Product(s): 

The consultant is required to develop

     •  Inception Report with detailed activities and timeframe

     •  Desk review on PHC country assessments

     •  Country PHC landscape analysis and performance assessment using the core strategic and operational levers

     •  Identify key national actions around the levers

     •  Dissemination report and recommendations on UNICEF RO support

Overall quality of outputs is jointly overseen by health section through a periodic briefing in a monthly section meeting.

Duration of Contract: Start as soon as possible from July 2022 to 31 January 2023 (67 working days)

Working Location:  The consultant will work from his/her own premise with a weekly structured meeting (Microsoft Teams) with a supervisor. 

Official Travel:
No travel required.

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

  • Post graduate degree in public health, pharmaceutical sciences, engineering or related sciences;
  • At least ten-year experience in public health and extensive experience in PHC and UHC, and landscape analysis and priority setting;
  • Understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has influenced primary health services;
  • Community based health service delivery;
  • Excellent communication, writing, analytical, inter-personal and facilitation skills;
  • Experience in reviewing and summarizing health program and research documents;
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and team works;
  • Proficiency in standard office ICT (information, communication and technology) applications;
  • Experience in terms of handling research and evaluation programmes/projects in multi-country settings will be an advantage;
  • 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 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD by 6 July 2022.

Download File FORM P11.doc



For every Child, you demonstrate…


UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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:

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.


UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


[1] Operational framework for primary health care: transforming vision into action. Geneva: World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2020.

[2] Primary health care measurement framework and indicators: monitoring health systems through a primary health care lens. Geneva: World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2022.

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