International Consultant – Oxygen eco-system assessment and strategy development – Garowe

  • Garowe
  • Full time
  • 1 month ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Shift morning
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    Posted On Oct 21 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Officer
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Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughestplaces, 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 workfor every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

Scope of Work:

  • Develop an assessment protocol that outlines assessment methodology, key data sources/informants and resource need
  • Acquire and or develop necessary data collection tools, adopted from global instruments.
  • Coordinate data collection from facilities requiring oxygen in Somalia, especially in Puntland and Somaliland
  • Verify data acquired through different mechanisms and share with UNICEF country and global teams for quantification and supply planning for Oxygen supply systems
  • Map programmes and partners (Govt; UN, INGOs and private sector) that are working on or are key to be engaged in the planning and implementation of oxygen system.
  • Coordinate efforts in Puntland, engaging with national stakeholders as required, on Oxygen assessment, planning and development of Oxygen strategy through setting up a Puntland taskforce and organizing meetings/workshops
  • Support drafting an oxygen strategy for Puntland with input from UNICEF Somalia and the UNICEF global oxygen team
  • Support a series of reviews of the strategy based on inputs from various stakeholders to produce a final version.
  • Finalize the instruments used for replication elsewhere in Somalia.






Conduct an assessment to understand national or subnational Oxygen ecosystem

National or subnational existing Oxygen ecosystem mapped

15 days

Collect data (facility level and national/subnational level) to quantify and cost multi-year oxygen supply need

National of subnational Oxygen estimated need and cost generated through OSPT (Data collection is key deliverable)

15 days

Develop oxygen road map through series of consultations and inputs from HQ, RO and CO team as well as key stakeholders

Final copy of national or subnational Oxygen roadmap/strategy

36 day


To qualify as an advocate for every child youwill have…

  • Masters in relevant health care field with experience in monitoring and evaluation 
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience. Biomedical engineering with experience in oxygen systems is strongly desired, and broader public health experience will be considered.  
  • Exposure and experience with medical equipment supply system and maintenance works is required
  • Experience in working with a diverse set of stakeholders including government, UN, implementing partners is required
  • Previous experience in working and supporting at policy level around assessment planning, medical equipment optimization  
  • Previous consulting experience supporting Ministries of Health are preferred  
  • Experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programming is an asset. 
  • Computer literacy, MS Office Suite required 
  • Proven ability to analyze data and write reports that are of high quality. 
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) essential to liaise with a wide variety of people, good attention to detail.
  • Familiarity and experience of working with UNICEF and LMICs is considered an asset  
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential  
  • Fluency in Somali language is considered an asset   

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity,Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this postare...

Core competencies:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (III)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (III)
  • Innovates and embraces change (III)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (III)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (III)
  • Works collaboratively with others (III)
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people (II) 

To view our competency framework, pleasevisit here.

Click here tolearn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conductthat is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations andUNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse ofauthority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguardingprinciples. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to thesestandards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference andbackground checks. Background checks will include the verification of academiccredential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required toprovide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy orindividual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the StaffRegulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies andprocedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such asleave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of servicewill be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts forthe Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants andindividual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilitiesand for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local orother applicable laws.