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UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.
Supporting the Government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society, the 2022 to 2026 UNICEF Zimbabwe country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society.
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UNICEF Zimbabwe is seeking to hire an enthusiastic Unit Coordinator to lead the Program Management Unit (PMU) for Health Resilience Fund (HRF). -Consultant position-- The HRF Coordinator is responsible for the overall HRF programme coordination
BACKGROUND (on Health Resilience Fund (HRF):
The Health Resilience Fund (HRF) 2022-2025 is a pooled health fund that is continuing to build on the gains obtained through the Health Development Fund (HDF) 2016-2021, with thanks to the support of the European Union (EU), UK Department for International Development (DFID) now Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Government of Ireland and The Global Alliance for Vaccines (Gavi). The programme aims to support the MOHCC in the context of the National Health Strategy 2021-2025 to achieve its goal of improving the quality of life of its citizens, through guaranteeing every Zimbabwean access to comprehensive and effective health systems and structures for appropriate services at all levels. The purpose of the HRF is to safeguard gains achieved through the Health Transition Fund/ Integrated Support Programme for Sexual Reproductive Health (HTF/ISP) and HDF. The HRF will invest strategically to End Preventable Deaths; consolidate the country’s Global Health Security, health systems strengthening while embracing the humanitarian/development nexus in line with hazards faced by the country. The programme will take targeted health system strengthening actions while advocating for enhanced allocative and operational efficiency, and mainstreaming climate change, gender, women and girls’ empowerment, human rights, disability, and safeguarding approaches. UNICEF is recruiting for the PMU for the role of coordinator. This position is therefore not a UNICEF country office position.
The Health Resilience Fund is a pooled fund programme funded by European Union, FCDO, Irish delegation and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. To ensure full efficiency and to strengthen linkages between key programme stakeholders (Government, UN IPs, funding partners, relevant line ministries and other funding streams), a Program Management Unit (PMU) is established and will be responsible for management, coordination, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the HRF activities.
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The HRF Coordinator is responsible for the overall HRF programme coordination. This includes managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress of the programme. The position holder is accountable for effective technical, and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of HRF partners’ policies and strategies to achieve strategic priorities and objectives and expansion of HRF assisted health interventions, including the attainment of the sustainable Development (SDG) Goals agenda and beyond.
The HRF coordinator provides technical guidance, and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational strategic plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework.
1. Support to programme development and planning
2. Programme implementation, monitoring and delivery of results
3 Programme Governance and Partnerships
4. Finance and Administration
5. Innovation, knowledge/Information management and Documentation
Major tasks and deliverables:
Support to programme development and planning
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Ensure overight of programme implementation, monitoring and delivery of results
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Dec 2023 – Jan 2024
Support to programme governance and partnerships
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Support to finance and administration
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Ensure innovation,knowledge/Information management and documentation
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy, health service management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
Experience: A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, health policy, planning and financing, epidemiology, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness at senior management level.
Desirable: Prior work experience with UN organization and Government is an asset.
English. Knowledge of a local language will be an added advantage
The detailed consultancy terms of reference is downloadable via this link Terms of Reference.pdf
If interested and available to undertake the individual consultancy, please submit your application online and attach the required documents including the technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal incorporating an approximate number of travel days for field (local) travel.
Technical proposal: The Technical Proposal should articulate an understanding of the TOR and include the proposed Tasks/Milestones, Deliverables/Outputs, Timeline and level of effort by deliverable. The similar table provided in the TOR is indicative. Applicants may use the indicative table as a guide or deviate as per the proposed approach. The proposal should also cost-effectively propose the local travel proposed by the applicant to undertake the assignment.
Financial proposal: The Financial Proposal should include the costs (providing a daily rate as justification) for each task, including consultant fee, proposed travel costs and perdiem, communications costs and any other proposed cost.
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UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
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.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.