Job no: 540270
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Health, Consultancy
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.
The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) network of partners collaborates with grassroots innovators, Ministries of Health, funding agencies and international agencies to achieve its mission of advancing social innovation in health in low-and middle-income countries through research, capacity building and influence. Over the past few years, the SIHI partners have celebrated the richness and scope of existing solutions. These solutions have contributed to increasing access to affordable and effective health care delivery, strengthening public health systems, and catalyzing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
How can you make a difference?
You will be required to ensure that there is improved understanding of private sector service delivery models and effective modes of engagement for UNICEF and UNDP to strengthen public-private sector collaboration for quality child health services and how this can be applied.
MAIN OBJECTIVES, TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME
The main objectives of the consultant will be as follows:
1. Map private health providers and actors in the country through working with Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) and the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children.
- List all the private health provider regulatory bodies (for different private providers)
- List all private health provider associations and umbrella bodies in the country
- List all categories of private providers in the country
- List all registered private health facilities and providers if possible
- Develop and populate a matrix of types of private providers and their characteristics including the business model, regulation strategy used, range of services provided, level of engagement with the MoH, cost of accessing the services etc.Provide a report of the mapping of health providers and actors in the country as from the matrix of providers above (section e).
2. Summarize existing private health provider legislations
- List all existing laws and policy documents that define and regulate private health providers and briefly summarize the content.3. Lead country stakeholder discussions and roundtables to describe the current status of private health provider engagement and how this can be strengthened.
- Interview all private provider regulatory bodies (phone or online interviews) – preferably individually
- Interview all private provider associations/umbrella bodies
- Interview all key private health provider supporting agencies for example SHOPS-plus
- These interviews will be both individual key informant interviews and round table discussions.
4. Contribute to the development of technical guidance for the country government to strengthen engagement of private health providers for child health
Provide a report that summarizes the situation analysis of private health providers and child health: their role, strengths, weaknesses, and guidance on how to work better with private provider for child health
Inception report outlining methodology for consultancy including stakeholder engagement plan and timeline
10% (3 Days)
Report on the mapping of Private Health providers and actors
20% (6 Days)
Report and presentation of the Situation Analysis of private health providers and actors
70% (21 Days)
Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables in the table above under section TASKS, DELIVERABLE AND TIME FRAME. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines
To qualify as an advocate for every child you are required to have the following:
- University degree in health-related science
- Relevant post graduate training in Public Health or similar scientific experience.
- Minimum 10 years working experience in the health sector.
- Previous experience of working in or with the private health sector.
- Experience in consultancy and research work.
- Excellent time management and communication skills.
- Excellent ability to deliver timely and high-quality products.
- Solid experience of working with the Tanzanian health system.
- Ability to function effectively in English and Swahili.
SUPERVISION AND WORKING CONDITION
The consultant will report to the Health manager, UNICEF Tanzania Country Office (TCO) and work closely with the focal person at UNDP Tanzania Country office
- The consultant will work closely with SIHI consultant Dr Phyllis Awor who will coordinate and provide guidance throughout the process
- The consultant is expected to work remotely and will not be provided office space at UNICEF TCO.
- No field travel is required, all communication to be carried out remotely.
- No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
- Additional details of UNICEF rules, regulations and conditions will be attached to the contract.
Policies both parties should be aware of:
- Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
- Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime.
- All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
- No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
- No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
- Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
- Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
- Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
- The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
EVALUATION PROCESS AND METHODS
The assignment is proposed to be undertaken by an individual international consultant who will be competitively selected by UNICEF and MOEST. The applicant should submit both technical and financial proposal which clearly stipulate how the work will be conducted, time required, and budget for the whole work.
Note that the following will be the selection criteria based on the score:
Technical proposal (75%) with the following breakdown: Overall response (10), methodology (30), proposed team and experience (20) and examples of similar plans/strategies and/or materials developed and implemented successfully (15).
Financial proposal with clear stipulation of each activity and costs– 25%.
LOGISTIC AND LOCATION
The Consultant will be working remotely, hence the post can be based in any location. Also, there will be no field travelling requirements.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are; Builds and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, innovates and embraces change, drive to achieve results for impact, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, work Collaboratively with others.
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.
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.
Advertised: 11 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 18 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
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