Closing Date : 2017-08-22
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 22 Aug 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background:

In recent years UNICEF has been actively working in evidence generation to promote and guide the work in narrowing health inequities, guided by the UNICEF s Strategy for Health and the UNICEF Health Systems Strengthening Approach. In 2016, the Health Section in EAPRO developed Country Profiles for Immunization mainly using 2015 data, which have been found valuable to track the evolvement of performance in immunization systems and guide priority setting. Built on the 2016 good experience, the Health Section is now planning to renew the Country Profiles for Immunization applying the 2016 data, and further expand the analysis by incorporating comprehensive health data to guide country efforts in accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage.

Purpose of the Assignment:

The consultancy is proposed in response to the above needs from both region and countries, aiming to conduct in-depth analysis using available data (at global, regional and country levels) and draft country profiles or fact sheets in immunization and beyond.

Work Assignment:

(1) Develop analysis proposal (with overall guidance from designated supervisors), including objectives, areas for analysis; list of data required, methodologies and expected outcomes;

(2) Gather historic health and equity data against indicators selected;

(3) Conduct in-depth analysis on the performance of health systems against the selected indicators, by working together with the designated supervisors and relevant UNICEF country offices;

(4) Conduct secondary analysis with relevant survey data, including the latest Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys(MICS);

(5) Draft country profiles/fact sheets on Immunization and broad health;

(6) Assist in developing urban immunization/health fact sheets;

(7) Assist in preparing for the regional health network in 2018 (focusing on data analysis);

(8) Regularly discuss progress and findings with the designated supervisors;

(9) Consolidate, streamline and develop health databases for future use; and

(10) Recommend future actions in data management including routine analysis.

Work Schedule and Expected Deliverables:

Task Details: 1) Develop methodologies/instruments/tools

Deliverables:Analysis proposal drafted

Due date: 30 September 2017

Task Details: 2) Data searching and collection

Deliverables: Health Databases established and updated continuously

Due date: Outline by 15 October 2017; Ongoing till end of assignment

Task Details: 3) Data analysis in the area of immunization

Deliverables:

a. Data analysis products (tables, charts)

b. 1st drafts of country profiles for immunization (coverage, equity and ISCM)

Due date: By 1 November 2017

Task Details: 4) Refine data analysis and country profiles for immunization

Deliverables: Revise and finalize country profiles

Due date:By 1 December 2017

Task Details: 5) data analysis in the area of broad health

Deliverables: Preliminary data analysis products

Due date: By 30 November 2017

Task Details: 6) country profiles/fact sheets for health

Deliverables: Revise country analysis and document

Due date: By 15 February 2018

Task Details: 7) Complete tasks assigned by the Health Section/EAPRO in preparing for the 2018 Health Network Meeting

Deliverables: Analysis products required

Due date: On request

Task Details: 8) Conduct data analysis on ad-hoc basis based on requests from EAPRO

Deliverables:Analysis products required

Due date: On request

Note: data analysis may be impacted by availability of concerned data

End Product(s):

1) Databases of Health Systems (immunization and beyond);

2) Data analysis products assigned (tables, charts);

3) Country profiles/fact sheets drafted in the area of immunization and overall health.

Estimated Duration of Contract:80 working days in the period from 15 September 2017 to 30 August 2018.

Official Travel: The consultant will work remotely and at UNICEF EAPRO, Thailand (2 visits, 2 weeks/visit)

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

1) Degree in statistics, public health, or related sciences;

2) At least five-year experience in public health or other social development programs;

3) Experience in conducting data analysis and developing country profiles in the area of public health, preferably national immunization programme (relevant documentation required);

4) Good knowledge of immunization programme.

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, a relevant work sample, availability, proposed daily professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to/from Bangkok in USD by 22 August 2017. 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.

FORM P11.doc

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Only short listed candidates will be notified.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506481

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