Governance Orientation Guide Consultant for West Africa

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The purpose of the assignment is to develop an orientation note on “Governance and ACSD (Accelerated Child Survival and Development) in the West and Central Africa Region”.

The Consultant will develop this orientation note with input through an interactive process using the Intranet platform of the Community of Practice (CoP) on Governance and ACSD in the West and Central Africa Region.


  • The orientation note to be developed by the consultant will highlight good practice examples and lessons learned, and crystallize recommendations for UNICEF and partners’ Regional and Country Offices in WCAR on supporting good governance to accelerate progress towards the health related MDGs.
  • Political commitment to prioritize investments for equitable access to evidence-based interventions with high impact, and to create fiscal space for such investments by pro-poor fiscal policies
  • Quality of national strategies and plans (results-orientation, evaluability, matching of policy priorities and resources)
  • Transparency and accountability in the allocation and tracking of public expenditure, in employment and contracting, in decision-making on laws and regulations, and in the assessment of effectiveness and impact of interventions
  • Voice and participation in decisions affecting communities and their members
  • Effective decentralization and devolution of authority Regulatory policies and practices that stimulate positive civil society and private sector involvement in provision of essential products and services for disease control and health promotion
  • At least the following approaches will be analyzed in view of their potential to help overcome bottlenecks related to governance issues, incl., as appropriate, pre-conditions that need to be in place to use them effectively
  • Addressing governance in relation to the health-related MDGs in the context of inter-agency collaboration around government-led strategies and plans (e.g., United Nations Development Assistance Framework – UNDAF; Harmonization for Health in Africa – HHA)


  • Minimum: Advanced degree relevant field (public health, public administration, etc)
  • At least 10 years of work experience in development cooperation with a focus on public health
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s profile and mandate
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, communicate effectively, and present and synthesize information
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge in the field of Governance
  • Extensive work-experience in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Fluency in French or English and good working knowledge of the other language

    Deadline: 5th October

    For more information and application, visit: Governance Orientation Guide Consultant for West Africa Website
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