Work Type : Consultancy
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.
Each year in Nigeria over 7.5million babies are born, of whom about 300,000 die during their first month of life. Despite our gains for child survival whereby the under-
five child mortality has decreased in the last decade, available data shows that the rate of decline is slow. It is important to understand and address bottlenecks at decentralized levels and tailor an accelerated response to fast track reduction in under-five mortality rate.
Working closely with the Government at national and State level, over the last 12 months, an evidence based systems strengthening approach has been implemented in select States in the country.
The accelerated action for impact approach has focused on using data for action, prioritizing actions and seeking localized solutions.
There is a need to complete a trend analysis of the data understanding progress and areas of improvement along with the program inputs and processes.
There are ongoing interventions in improving health systems including improving the PHC functionality and a key area of work is to link and synergise the systems strengthening work with the specific program interventions and tracking progress.
Work was done targeting high burden child mortality States and within these States, high burden LGAs, wards and communities with complementary packages of life-
saving and high impact interventions of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene including HIV / AIDS, TB, malaria.
There were specific interventions contextualized and rolled out to accelerate results.
Further, there has been system strengthening work across other States including in the humanitarian context and there needs to be a documentation analysis of the inputs provided linked with the achievements and results achieved and lessons learned.
This will enable future programming.
The purpose of the assignment is to produce briefs and reports documenting this approach. These are needed to support further sharing of the strategic approach for replicability and sustainability as well as inform the roll out of national and State plans.
Major Tasks to be accomplished :
This may entail conducting interviews with key stakeholders (virtually)
This will entail inputs across the various programme areas and all the field offices documenting interventions and results across the program
Academic qualifications or specialized knowledge / experience and competencies required :
Contract duration is 5 months
Applicants should quote an all inclusive fee in their cover letters.
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.