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UNICEF seeks to recruit a consultancy on civil registration & Vital statistics – (Jijiga) ( 11.5 Months) (Re-advertised)

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UNICEF seeks to recruit a national consultancy on civil registration & Vital statistics – (Jijiga) ( 11.5 Months) ( Open for Ethiopian Nationals) (Re-advertised)

 

Job no : 519963

Work type : Consultancy

Location : Ethiopia

Categories : Child Protection

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*This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who applied recently need not re-apply.

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, Safety

Purpose :

To provide technical support to the regional Vital Events Registration Agency  in Somali region in the strengthening of the regional vital events registration system.

 

How can you make a difference?

Specific Task :

  1. Provide technical support in the implementation of the EFY 2011 Annual Workplan  on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) including coordination, monitoring and reporting responsibilities of the Regional Vital Events Registration Agency (RVERA) ;
  2. Assist Somali RVERA in the development of a Regional CRVS strategy and Plan of action, aligned with the national strategy and plan of action ;
  3. Support in the development, adaptation and translation of birth notification instruments/tools to facilitate interoperability of health with the CRVS system ;
  4. Informed by the national CRVS communication strategy, support community mobilisation and awareness raising interventions to improve demand for registration services by the general public ;
  5. Explore innovative opportunities of mainstreaming CRVS within existing development programme interventions in the Region ;
  6. Support the creation of linkages of CRVS with Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Education and other social services in the Region ;
  7. Support RVERA in the assessment of the technical and institutional capacity of RVERA offices and staffs at regional, woreda and kebele level to inform the development of capacity building strategy of RVERA ;
  8. Support planning and facilitate training and other technical assistance interventions to improve the capacity of staffs of the Agency and lower level civil registration personnel ;
  9. Provide technical assistance in the measurement of results of the capacity building and demand creation interventions ;
  10. Support RVERA in the maintenance of paper based data management system for regular reporting and analysis of performance of the civil registration system at decentralized level ;
  11. Undertake regular monitoring and support supervision at woreda & kebele levels to review progress of the implementation of CRVS, and document lessons learnt and recommendations to inform continues improvement of the system ;
  12. Provide monthly update to RVERA and UNICEF on the progress of CRVS activities and results informed by a standard monitoring and reporting format ;
  13. Undertake any other duties relevant to CRVS and data development as may be required by the RVERA and/or UNICEF.

Expected Deliverable and Time frame :

Tasks

End Products/Deliverable

Time frame 12 months 

  1. Provide technical support in the implementation of the EFY 2011 AWP on CRVS including coordination, monitoring and reporting responsibilities of the RVERA;
 Submission of timely budget transfer request by RVERA and liquidation of fundsThroughout the contractual period
  1. Assist Somali RVERA in the development of a Regional CRVS strategy and Plan of action, aligned with the national strategy and plan of action;
Development/adaptation of the regional CRVS strategyMay 20, 2019
  1. Conduct supportive follow-up visits to the woredas and kebeles for an effective regional implementation of CRVS and data quality check

 

 

Monthly supportive follow-up visit reports

Throughout the contractual period
  1. Organize and submit monthly progress and descriptive reports to UNICEF

 

Monthly organized progress and descriptive reportsThroughout the contractual period
  1. Joint consultation and field monitoring missions organized between RVERA and Bureau of Health
Report of bi-monthly joint consultation and field missions30 September 2018 and onwards
  1. Support in the development, adaptation and translation of birth notification instruments/tools to facilitate interoperability of health with the CRVS system;
Birth notification forms adapted and distributed to health facilitiesSeptember 20 2018
  1. Assist the strengthening of interoperability with health through building the capacity of HEWs and health personnel drawn from regional and the selected Woreda health facilities on CRVS, the notification tool and their accountability.
Terms of Reference and training report15 September 2018 and onwards
  1. Informed by the national CRVS communication strategy, support community mobilisation and awareness raising interventions to improve demand for registration services by the general public;
Regional communication strategy adapted along with messagesThroughout the contractual period
  1. Coordinate capacity building initiatives, including training, for regional, woreda and kebele VERA staff including the roll-out of the CRVS e-learning

 

Terms of Reference and training reportThroughout the contractual period
  1. Support VERA in pre- and -post assessment of KAP with the aim of tracking progress made in raising public awareness

 

Terms of Reference and Assessment Report30 November 2018
  1. Support the organization of  advocacy workshops on CRVS to call for government commitment through establishment of kebele registration offices and woreda VERA structures in new target woredas, assignment of kebele managers and advocacy for free certification service
Quarterly report showing the outcomes of the different advocacy effortsThroughout the contractual period
  1. Support the creation of linkages of CRVS with Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Education and other social services in the Region;
Joint work plan developed between RVERA and BoH integrating birth registration into the Regional EPI annual planDecember 15, 2018
  1. Support RVERA in the assessment of the technical and institutional capacity of RVERA offices and staffs at regional, woreda and kebele level to inform the development of capacity building strategy of RVERA;
Assessment report submitted to RVERA and UNICEFOctober 15, 2018
  1. Support RVERA in the maintenance of paper based data management system for regular reporting and analysis of performance of the civil registration system at decentralised level;
Standard data reporting formats developed and appliedNovember 15, 2018
  1.  Advice and undertake any other duties relevant to CRVS and data development as may be required by the VERA/Director General and/or UNICEF

 

Quarterly report based on the specific task assignedThroughout the contractual period

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

  • University degree in demography, population studies, statistics, social sciences, law, public health, or other related area ;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in planning, implementing and at least 2 years in coordinating civil registration and (vital) statistics activities ;
  • A proven track record in the field of civil registration and vital statistics, and preferably experience working closely with the Federal Civil Registry or Vital Statistics Office ;
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders ;
  • Experience in drafting vital events registration instruments and training manuals ;
  • Experience in programme monitoring and evaluation ;
  • Ability to innovate and communicate ideas effectively, establish effective working relations and meet deadlines ;
  • Able to work both in a team and with minimum supervision ;
  • Ability to demonstrate political/cultural sensitivity and work harmoniously with others ;
  • Strong analytical skills ;
  • Fluency in Amharic and English.  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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at : here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 

Remarks :

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

Applications close : E. Africa Standard Time

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