Job no: 544505
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Gender Equality
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 with every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up. For every child, EQUALITY
How can you make a difference?
National Consultant (Gender Equality) will ensure the successful mainstreaming of gender equality into Bauchi State’s primary health care systems, programs, and results for women and children through ongoing analyses, review, recommendation, redesign, and implementation of appropriate interventions and approaches. He/she will lead the introduction of gender equality results, activities, operations, and mechanisms within Bauchi PHC MOU workplans, state agencies (BSPHCDA), health facility and community health programs for equitable health and survival of children in Bauchi State.
Major Tasks to be accomplished:
• Work with the SMOH, SPHCDA, PHC-MOU partners and related agencies to support development and implementation of gender sensitive annual MOU workplans, ensuring the review and update, integration, and delivery of gender transformative outputs in the workplans.
• Support SPHCDA, PHC- MOU partners, and related agencies on gender assessment and provision of evidence-based analyses, and policy briefs for advocacy and resource allocation for gender equality activities within PHC- MOU workplans.
• Support SPHCDA, PHC- MOU partners, and related agencies by providing technical assistance for strengthening the M&E system’s plans which expound measurement framework with indicators, results, and data tools that are gender-responsive and monitor and track gender responsiveness in the delivery of RMNCAHN services.
• Support the articulation, documentation, and showcase of gender equality results of PHC interventions and PHC-MOU-supported programs.
State and LGAs
• Support the strengthening of state and agency capacities for mainstreaming of gender equality into the health system, institutions, and operations, including the establishment of dedicated resources – functional GE desks, personnel, and operational funds – in SMOH and SPHCDA.
• Provide TA to SPHCDA for capacity-building exercises for policymakers, and program managers for gender equality in PHC systems, including the development of capacity-building plans, gender toolkits, guidelines, manuals, and work plans for PHC and RMNCAH.
• Support the articulation of strategic gender equality results within state health policies, strategies, and instruments.
• Support the synthesis and analysis of programmatic, social, and gender results at policy, institutional, health facility, and community levels.
• Work with the SMOH and SPHCDA to support planning, implementation, and review of M&E frameworks for PHC systems to include GE results, indicators, tracking and reporting mechanisms.
• Contribute to the maintenance and update of state dashboards and visual data platforms for tracking social and gender determinants of health in Bauchi.
• Support gender proofing exercises through ongoing assessment of gender relevance and gender impact assessments of policies, planning and service delivery in Bauchi State
• Support knowledge sharing/dissemination exercises for gender results in SRH and RMNCAH services.
• Support state to write timely project reports
• Support the design and implementation of activities designed for the improvement of quality and responsiveness of health services in the HFs to meet the needs of women, girls, men, and boys with the state technical units.
• Support the development of training and orientation programs for front-line health workers for the delivery of respectful services to women, adolescents, and girls using standard guidelines on GE in PHC and RMNCAH
• Support the generation and analyses of sex-disaggregated MNCH service data at health facilities.
- Work with M&E Consultants and state M&E Officers to train data officers on collection analyses and reporting of gender disaggregated data
• Support the improve women’s knowledge of SRH, RMNCAH, risks, available interventions, and services
• Support communities in documentation and review of norms, practices, and behaviors that hinder the full enjoyment of health (including reproductive health, MNCH), and rights by women and adolescent girls
• Support the strengthening, establishment, and coordination of community structures (WDCs, VDCs, women support groups, religious and traditional bodies, etc.) for effective demand and uptake of health services in focal wards and settlements of Bauchi.
• Support the mobilization of communities and households for improved utilization of SRH and RMNCAH services.
• Strengthen women’s participation in decision-making in households and in public on issues pertaining to their own health, and health services.
• Support knowledge-building exercises on addressing gender equality and PHC, including the conduct of social research exercises and implementation research interventions in communities.
• Support documentation of learnings from supported interventions in the communities.
Bachelors degree in Social Science, community development, gender studies, or a related technical field. Postgraduate qualification in gender studies is an advantage
- Five years’ experience of working on Gender Equality, Health and Community Development projects required.
- Demonstrated experience working on gender and social development programs in Northern Nigeria.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
Fluency in oral and written English and working knowledge of the local language of the duty station required.
- Knowledge of and ability to conduct social research interventions
- Knowledge of community health systems.
- Ability to understand and analyse health data
- Ability to make timely and quality judgements and decisions and very good training skills.
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
- Willingness to travel to remote regions of the country.
- Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mandate
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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 are expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include 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 to 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). The conditions of their 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.
- Interested candidates are required to submit their all-inclusive financial and detailed technical proposal. Applications without these will not be accepted.
Advertised: 08 Sep 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 21 Sep 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time