Unicef Individual Consultant for WinHF Jobs in South Sudan

Unicef Individual Consultant for WinHF Jobs in South Sudan

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UNICEF South Sudan

Terms of Reference
Position :

  • Individual consultant for WinHF
    Duty Station :
  • Juba, South Sudan with travel to Jonglei and Upper Nile
    Duration :
  • 3 months (35 working days)
    Reporting to :
  • Wash Specialist and Health Manager


    After decades of conflict, massive displacement of the population, widespread insecurity, and lack of public funding, the health care system as well as the health status of the people of South Sudan has suffered enormously.

    After gaining independence in 2011, South Sudan enjoyed relative peace and progress until December 2013 when internal conflict arose between the government and the opposition.

    This further worsened in 2016 leading to massive displacement of the population, especially in the two former States of Upper Nile and Jonglei.

    Health status of the population in South Sudan, especially children, is dire. This is evidenced by some of the worst health-related indicators globally.

    The under-five mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio are among the highest in the world at 91 per 1000 live birth s and 789 per 100,000 live births respectively.

    In relation to health service delivery, the former States of Jonglei and Upper Nile remain extremely challenging due to widespread insecurity and looting of health supplies and assets, including the closure of health facilities.

    Access to primary health care has been difficult for a large proportion of the vulnerable populations situated there, including internally displaced persons and host community populations.

    To address these challenges, UNICEF with funding from the World Bank, will support the delivery of cost-effective, high impact essential health services to the general population living in the former Upper Nile and Jonglei States through the PEHSP (Provision of Essential Health Services Project).

    Purpose & Expected Results

    The purpose of the consultancy is to facilitate the implementation of a package of WinHF activities, which are part of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) for the PEHSP in the former states of Jonglei and Upper Nile, South Sudan.

    This is comprised of 3 key objectives:]

  • Consultatively develop/review Win HF norms and standards to adapt them to Jonglei and Upper Nile and cost basic standard designs for wash facilities supported by the PEHSP (latrines, water and waste management  facilities)
  • Based on the standards, develop/review a Health facility assessment questionnaire and propose methodology and tool for data compilation and analysis
  • Develop training materials, SOPs and job aids for general IPC in HF and conduct training for UNICEF implementing partners at State level (former Jonglei and Upper Nile).
  • Develop a monitoring checklist and a template for Health facility waste management plan.

    Specific Tasks
  • In consltation with stakeholders (Ministry of Health, Health Pooled Fund, NGOs), review existing WinHF norms and standards for wash facilities and adapt them to Jongleli and Upper Nile context
    Cost basic standard designs for wash facilities supported by the PEHSP (hygiene promotion, latrines, water and waste management facilities)
    Develop/review a Health facility assessment questionnaire and propose methodology and tool for data compilation and analysis. The assessment will be done by IPs with a sub-sample by UNICEF staff.
  • Develop training materials, SOPs and job aids for general IPC in HF and adapt them to the PEHSP norms and standards. Note, these may be adopted for nationwide use (e.g. by the Health Pooled Fund for use outside Jonglei and Upper Nile)
  • Conduct 2 to 3 Â trainings of trainers (in Bor , Malakal and Juba) on general
    IPC for UNICEF PEHSP implementing partners at State level who will in turn cascade the training to frontline health workers.
  • Training will include both didactic and hands-on components, and will be assessed using pre-tests, post-tests and practical evaluations. Targets for the training are 2 persons per IP at local level, with focal points from the Government and IO focal points.
  • The training will focus on general IPC and will include orientation on the tools developed for the effective implementation and monitoring of the PEHSP WinHF package, i.e. medical waste management plan for each health facility and monitoring checklist
  • Develop a monitoring checklist to monitor implementation during programme monitoring and supervision and tracking of corrective actions
    Develop a template for a medical waste management plan (MWMP)Â for each health facility

    Qualifications and Competencies
  • The above described assignment requires high technical skills as well as good knowledge of national, regional and international policies related to community health.
  • Applicants are expected to be seasoned experts in the field of community health, with a strong leadership and capability in facilitation.

    Minimum, but not limited to, consultants qualifications are as follows:

  • Advanced University degree in Public Health Engineering, or related technical field
  • Have experience as a Trainer, especially in areas of general IPC in health facilities
  • Should have minimum 8 years of experience in the relevant areas of Public Health linking water, sanitation and hygiene, water quality, environmental health, etc.
  • Preferably experience in developing standards, norms and guidelines for WinHF
  • Flexible approach in undertaking his assignment within a rapidly changing environment.Â
  • Willing to travel to the field.
  • Excellent command of English language, both oral and written, including report-writing skills.
  • Previous similar work experience with international organizations and /or governmental programs concerning related field is an advantage.
  • Work experience in South Sudan is an added advantage
  • Estimated Duration of the Contract
  • The consultant will be required to travel to Bor and Malakal to conduct 2 State level trainings.
  • Estimated Cost of the Consultancy
  • All UNICEF rules and regulations related to travel of Consultants/ Individual Contractors apply.
  • All travels shall be undertaken only upon the prior written approval by UNICEF.
  • The eligible maximum amount for travel is specified in the contract.
  • The consultant is responsible for his/her for travel arrangements. The most economic and direct route will be authorized.
  • Travel costs will be reimbursed after the completion of mission. UNICEF will pay the applicable DSA rate and other travel related expenses upon submission of the invoice together with the supporting documentation.
  • Nature of Penalty Clause in Contract
  • If the final reports and documents are not submitted according to the deliverables stated in this TOR, the payments will be withheld.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th June 2019
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Unicef Individual Consultant for WinHF Jobs in South Sudan

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