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UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Maputo Mozambique

6 days ago

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.
• *For every child, Health**
• *How can you make a difference?**

UNICEF Mozambique is in the process of identify and hire a consultant for ten months; the consultant will support DPC, together with partners, to finalize integrated evidence-based district planning tool and scale up plan.
• *Scope of Work**
• *Purpose and Objective:**

One of the key components of Health System Strengthening is a strong national planning approach. This approach should allow the country to develop bottom-up integrated quality plans that respond to and contribute to country priorities.

Evidence-based planning (EBP) using the Bottleneck analysis approach (BNA) is a... step-by-step approach to operational planning that supports subnational health managers (health facilities and districts) to develop local plans based on evidence to improve health system performance.

There is an enormous commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals globally. Strengthening Primary Health Care Systems is a critical means of working towards this goal.

In Mozambique there is a convergence of interest from MISAU and partners to improve planning in the health sector at all levels.

The Ministry of Health places great emphasis on bottom-up integrated planning as a gateway to alignment and harmonization, and partners consider planning as the main element for efficient financing of the sector.

Indeed, tracking progress on priorities and linking execution with expenditure is considered an added value that partners can collectively bring to the table in dialogue with the Ministry of Health.

The consultancy will achieve the following WAY FORWARD to support DPC, together with partners, to finalize integrated evidence-based district planning tool and scale up plan.

- Continue fine-tuning the district planning tool (EBP/BNA) and process according to lessons learned (DPC, DNSP, provincial staff and partners).
- Hospital interventions and indicators selected, packages prepared in favorites, data based prepared in SISMA and in excel sheet.
- Work with the appropriate directorates to have updated databases of all levels in SISMSA (human resources, inputs, % population and distance from HU).
- Work with the Department of Information Systems (DIS) and department managing the server to ensure its 24/7 accessibility.
- Finalize the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&A) application in SISMA.
- Adjust with the involvement of the DNSP and the programs, the indicators to be analyzed of the demand determinants (Initial use, continuity, and quality) of each intervention to be analyzed.
- Involve other partners, continue to evaluate other tools where some steps may benefit/be integrated to the final tool to be used.
- Plan training for provincial and district planning managers.
- Expand the integrated planning approach so that all districts can produce quality evidence-based plans that can benefit the district and all communities (with a special focus on underserved communities) and inform provincial plans.
- Capitalize on subnational planning efforts to have an impact on the quality of provincial and overall national planning.
- Initiate discussions with partners and donors to raise funds for expansion at provincial and national levels.
• *Deliverables and Payments:**

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
• *Deliverables/Outputs 1**

Inception report with a workplan developed for the whole consultancy period to finalize methodology, activities, timeline, and deliverables
• *Timeline:** May 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 2**

Minutes of meetings with DNSP and each program
• *Timeline:** May 2023
• *Work Assignments Overview:** D NSP is well integrated in the review and finetuning of the integrated evidence-based district planning tool).
• *Deliverables/Outputs 3**

The district planning tool (EBP/BNA) and process according to lessons learned (DPC, DNSP, provincial staff and partners) is fine-tuned as per lessons learnt, and feedback from DNSP and partner
• *Timeline:** May 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 4**

Hospital interventions and indicators selected, packages prepared in favorites, data based prepared in SISMA (and in in excel sheet).
• *Timeline:** June 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 5**

DHIS has updated databases on HR, consumables stocks and stock rupture and population (distance to nearest HF)
• *Timeline:** May - October 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 6**

DHIS server is readily accessible
• *Timeline:** June - November 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 7**

M&E tool available
• *Timeline:** July 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 8**

Training tools and training plan
• *Timeline:** May - June 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 9**

By November several districts have performed planning workshops. Reports available for each workshop
• *Timeline:** June - November 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 10**

Integrated evidence-based guidelines available
• *Timeline:** September 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 11**

Work and utilization of apps and spreadsheet tools guidelines available
• *Timeline:** October 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 12**

Soft skills management tools reviewed and endorsed by MoH
• *Timeline:** November 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 13**

Coordination with HSS efforts at MoH and partners to integrate/align efforts to improve overall national planning process documented
• *Timeline:** May - October 2023
• *Deliverables/Outputs 14**

At least 2 indicators related to pediatric NCDs are integrated into DHIS2 system and data available

Endorsement signed
• *Timeline:** TBC during final work planning

Monthly reports available
• *Minimum Qualifications required:**

- Degree in medicine/pediatric specialty, public health, or a related field
- Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience at international or national level;
- Strong clinical background in rural health care settings.
- Experience with management, planning and particularly working on evidence-based planning/bottleneck analysis (EBP/BNA) tools;
- Experience in designing training tools and facilitating planning workshops;
- Experiences of technical Assistance to national institutions in Mozambique;
• *Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:**

- Familiarity with Mozambican health system at all levels and the MoH
- Familiarity and experience with EBP/BNA planning tools;
- High-level capacity for sensitive liaison with partners within and outside the organization;
- High level of communication skills and dealing with people at all levels;
• *Language skills:**

High fluency in English and Portuguese (written and verbal)
• *For every Child, you demonstrate…**

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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.
• *Remarks:**

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
Maputo Mozambique

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