Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018
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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For every child, [health]
Progress in the survival of children in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR) since 1990 has been significant. The mortality rate of children under five years has fallen by 50 percent from 197 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 99 deaths in 2015, despite all the challenges the region faces chronically (poor governance, political instability, conflicts, etc.) or acutely (Ebola virus epidemic; recurring cholera epidemic, measles, meningitis, etc.). It should be noted that, despite this regional context, Niger and Liberia among the poorest countries of the world, are very few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to have achieved the MDG 4 by reducing by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate between 1990 and 2015.
Since the 80’s, UNICEF has promoted low cost community-based interventions such as breastfeeding, growth monitoring, ORS and immunization. For over a decade, UNICEF has been implementing community health programmes by piloting, documenting and supporting integrated community case management of the three major childhood illnesses (malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea).
UNICEF coordinated a regional survey on community health aiming at examining all policy documents – policies, strategic plans, implementation plans, and guidelines – of the 20 countries of the region (out of 24) that have a community health program.
This allowed the setting up of context-specific benchmarks and criteria (baseline) for institutionalization of community health systems in WCAR, which will help ensuring monitoring of progress in the region and countries in the coming years. This will also orient community health programming and enforce a harmonized institutionalization of community systems at national and regional level.
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Scope of work
The below steps are suggested for the completion of the consultancy and the identified deliverables:
Step 1: Finalization of the consolidated report:
Step 2: Set-up a monitoring mechanism on institutionalization of Community Health Systems:
Step 3: In-depth analysis per country:
Develop Country Profiles on Institutionalization of Community Health Systems (20 country profiles).
Deliverables and Schedules
The following deliverables will be expected:
The consultancy is schedule for a three-month period (60 effective working days) and will be organized along three phases.
Finalizing the consolidated report on the in-depth analysis of Community Health Programmes by cleaning the data, integrating annexes to the report, and highlighting countries characteristics (Deliverable 1)
Develop a monitoring mechanism for the region and countries (Deliverables 2 and 3)
In-depth analysis per country (Deliverables 4 and 5)
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
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