National Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant for Immunization program – UNICEF Vacancy Announcement, September 4 2023
Position: National Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant for Immunization program
Location: Bahir Dar
Deadline: 18 September 2023
Job no: 565484
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Bahir Dar
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.
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Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.
Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women.
Under the guidance of Health Specialist at UNICEF Amhara FO and ECO immunization Specialist, the consultants are expected to engage in capacity building on data management; through utilization of GIS mapping support the team to optimize the identification, reach, and monitoring of zero dose and under-immunized children, establish a system to triangulate immunization related data from various sources to guide the program and policy, improve the quality and performance of the EPI program in the regions. In addition, to produce Health Infographics using a standard template and indicators for regular dissemination to various stakeholders. The M&E consultants will also support in organizing, availing, and presentation of analyzed information on immunization and COVID-19 for advocacy, and action. [Include information about the country/specific programme.
How can you make a difference?
- Design and develop innovative data collection tools for identification and reach of zero-dose and under-immunized children, vaccination tracking system of zero-dose and under-vaccinated children in missed communities
- Prepare a database and design a system for regular collection, compilation, analysis, and quality control of immunization data specific to the needs of the immunization program.
- Advocate for the use of standards tools and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information
- Use of Geospatial applications, smart maps, digital micro-plans, satellite identification of settlements of missed communities
- Analyze annual coverage and zero dose reduction status from reliable data sources for timely action
- Compile and organize immunization related data from RI/COVID TAs report, DHIS2, and other sources
- Periodic analysis and presentation of fact sheets using GIS mapping and info graphs, zero-dose dashboards on immunization, and related updates using different data sources using tracer indicators and the template.
- Review, triangulate, and update survey reports, facts sheets, and publications and update the database. Data need to be reported periodically to health specialists copying EPI team at the country office.
- Produce quarterly/biannual factsheet/bulletin on immunization status using various sources of information.
- Provide training to immunization expertise at zonal health offices and partners on the use of information management tools and platforms.
- Promote and organize data verification, coverage validation, data quality assurance, bottleneck analysis, and small-scale service verification surveys.
- Support immunization related information to be captured in the e-CHIS platform
- Engage with zonal counterparts and regional actors, including zonal government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices
- Coordinate and liaison with regional WHO, EPSS hubs, EPHI, and partners for cold chain and immunization supply chain and vaccine consumption data, COVID-19 disaggregated data, VPD surveillance data, to facilitate the triangulation and use of data for monitoring the zero dose and under-vaccinated children and program performance and planning interventions.
- Prepare support to the IEPI team at the Country office and FO on zero-dose data management
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Advanced University Degree in Information Technology (IT) and Computer Programming, public health, health informatics health information management systems, statistics, public health research, epidemiology and biostatistics, or other health related sciences is required.
- A minimum of five year’s experience at the regional/national level in Database Management, Health Information System development, application of GIS / Satellite Image for Public Health, development of monitoring tools, dataset, collection, compilation, and analysis of large data, knowledge in Digital Health information (DHI) , generating and use of Immunization related data, and demonstrated an experience in technical and programmatic aspects of community-based maternal, newborn, and child health, health information, and other health programs, Formulating Indicators for monitoring and evaluation, of health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
- Works Collaboratively with others (1)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) ·
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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.
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