International Consultancy – Community Health Systems Strengthening

Scope of Work

Under the technical guidance and close supervision of the Child Health and Community Platforms Specialist, the contractor will work collaboratively with the RO Health Section and ICT4D as well as the HQ Child Health and Community Unit, to provide technical input and project management to ensure timely implementation of the regional UNICEF-Rockefeller Foundation intelligent Community Health Systems programme and BMGF Community case management landscape & data visualization initiative.
The consultant will provide project management, coordination, knowledge management and reporting for the two regional office sections (Health and ICT4D) involved in the iCOHS and BMGF grants, whilst also providing coordination and monitoring across the concerned implementing countries and liaise with focal points in HQ and the UNICEF US Fund.
In addition, the consultant will provide technical input and coordination to regional office-led work streams including the updating and maintenance of the regional community health platforms dashboard and knowledge hub; implementation of the learning agenda and dissemination of the knowledge products; and other community health pillars (DHIS2-Rapid Pro interoperability, data use and digitization).

Payment Schedule

The contractor will work on a full-time basis and will be paid on a monthly basis, based on satisfactory completion of the deliverables as outlined.


Desired competencies, technical background and experience

Education: Minimum of Masters in Public health or Masters in other social science
Minimum 5 years of experience in international development sector, with focus on (community) health systems strengthening; with preference toward experience in community-based health programmes in the East and Southern African region.
Demonstrated knowledge / experience with community-based health information systems including digital health systems, monitoring & evaluation, with strong analytical and research skills
Excellent written communication skills, ideally with a track record of producing programmatic guidance and reports, research and knowledge management products
Track record of producing quality deliverables on time.
Ability to function effectively in English is a requirement, and knowledge of French is an asset.


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UNICEF is 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.