National Consultancy: Medical Oxygen Health System Strengthening Consultancy

  • Consultancy
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • - ZMW / YEAR
  • Applications have closed

Unicef

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 …

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.

How can you make a difference?

With day to day supervision of Health Specialist, and under the overall guidance and oversight of Chief of Health and HIV, the consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Bio-Medical Engineering Technologist (BMETs), University Teaching Hospitals (UTHs), Provincial Health Directors (PHDs), District Health Directors (DHDs), UNOPS and other UN Agencies, private medical oxygen supply companies and other implementing partners to channel UNICEF’s technical, operational and programmatic support to strengthen the national medical oxygen eco-system.

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here Download File TOR – Medical Oxygen Health System Strengthening Consultancy.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The consultant must possess the following:

  • A Masters Degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, Public Health, Medicine, Health Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience of managing and coordinating health systems strengthening (HSS) work, preferably in oxygen eco-system.
  • Experience in design, reporting and delivery of health system strengthening programmes, specifically, in medical equipment/oxygen system and equipment maintenance would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience and with staff possessing requisite skills in biomedical equipment operation and maintenance capacity development.
  • Knowledge of the health system and oxygen system in Zambia or developing country context
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written)
  • Proven experience in supervising health programmes

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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 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:

Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals for local consultancies and USD for Non Zambian applicants for international consultancies.

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.


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