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UNICEF Individual Consultant -Digital Health


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For every child, [Health]
Unicef Tanzania is looking for an Individual Consultant to  support UNICEF Tanzania’s efforts around digital health system strengthening through applying high technical knowledge & skills, documenting politically complex situations, and communicating and coordinating with both government and non-government partners
How can you make a difference?
The consultant is expected to support UNICEF programme sections, especially Health and Nutrition section, from technical perspectives by applying her/his technical skills and experiences. More specifically, s/he will;
  1. Provide support on development of Bottleneck analysis app which is currently located in DHIS2/HMIS, which is eventually supposed to be linked to PlanRep platform. The selected consultant will help integrate the app and PlanRep platform jointly with HISP Tanzania who is contracted with UNICEF RO on app related matters;
  2.  Document digital health governance system structures in Tanzania around health sector to help UNICEF Tanzania team understand the systems and coordination mechanisms;
  3.  Support UNICEF’s team work to track data for monitoring essential health care service provision during and after COVID-19 response;
  4.  Mapping existing available/existing Community Health Information System (CHIS) related digital platform/tool in country and identify GoT’s streamlined approach at national scale;
  5. Provide technical and coordination support to Government counterparts in finalization and deployment of online nutrition platforms by working closely with PORALG, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and University of Dar es Salaam, College of Communication and Technologies, Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering;
  6. Technically back-up UNICEF’s team to support PORALG to implement GoTHOMIS Lite at Primary Health Care facilities;
  7. Provide technical guidance to UNICEF health and nutrition team on digital health system strengthening;
Expected Deliverables and terms of payment
#DeliverableExpected date (*)% of total
1BNA app to be developed in DHIS-2 platform; -BNA app to be located in PlanRep platform (Provide support on development of Bottleneck analysis app which is currently located in DHIS2/HMIS, which is eventually supposed to be linked to PlanRep platform. The selected consultant will help integrate the app and PlanRep platform jointly with HISP Tanzania who is contracted with UNICEF RO on app related matters)End of September 2020 (20 days)20%
2Document report on digital health governance systems in Tanzania (Document digital health governance system structures in Tanzania around health sector to help UNICEF Tanzania team understand the systems and coordination mechanisms)End of October 2020 (20 days)20%
3Support provided to UNICEF’s team (Support UNICEF’s team work to track data for monitoring essential health care service provision during and after COVID-19 response)End of August 2020 (15 days15%
4Mapping document to showcase available/existing CHISs in Tanzania (Mapping existing available/existing Community Health Information System (CHIS) related digital platform/tool in country and identify GoT’s streamlined approach at national scale)End of September 2020 (15 days)15%
5Support provided for finalization and deployment process of the nutrition online platform (Provide technical and coordination support to Government counterparts in finalization and deployment of online nutrition platforms by working closely with PORALG, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and University of Dar es Salaam, College of Communication and Technologies, Department of Computer Sciences and EngineeringEnd of November 2020 (20 days)20%
6Technically back-up UNICEF’s team to support PORALG to implement GoTHOMIS Lite at Primary Health Care facilitiesRoutine basis (5 days, cumulatively)5%
7Provide technical guidance to UNICEF health and nutrition team on digital health system strengtheningRoutine basis (5 days, cumulatively)5%
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Policy both parties should be aware of
  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly.  Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime.  All remuneration must be within the contract agreement
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will be required to have;
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, Business Administration, mathematics, engineering or related area.
  • A minimum of [Five years] of relevant professional experience in progressively responsible professional work experience at national level in software developments especially with mobile and SMS based information systems.
  • Experience in IT or database administration a plus
  • Experience with Java GUI, Angular front-end development, SQL, Postgres, or equivalent database tools
  • Experience with Agile software development using JIRA
  • Experience in: Multiple OS platforms with strong emphasis on Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu), Mac OS X, and Windows systems
  • Experience working in a research/projects environment that relies extensively on Open Source solutions
  • In-depth knowledge of the TCP / IP protocol suite; security architecture; securing and hardening Operating Systems; Networks; Databases; and Applications
  • Knowledge of the Incident Response life-cycle, working independently to investigate and effectively respond to cyber security incidents
  • Thorough understanding of the threat and attack landscape, attack vectors, vulnerabilities, and how they are leveraged by malicious actors
  • Database Administrator certifications
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili
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View our competency framework at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
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