National Health (RMNCAH) Consultants,( persons for Mtwara & Lindi), Tanzania ( for . months)
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This consultancy is part of UNICEF efforts to work with the government Tanzania in translation of its national plans and strategies (One plan III & HSSP V etc.) into action to increase effective coverage of promotive, preventive, and curative maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services. Specifically, this investment aims at building PHC services that are resilient, accessible, and ready to offer quality care while strengthening the community’s capacity to practice healthy and beneficial behaviours.
UNICEF Tanzania is planning to expand its footprint by increasing its geographic coverage in Tanzania. Mtwara and Lindi are among the selected region based on poor RMNCAH outcomes. UNICEF intends to scale up its health program in Lindi and Mtwara regions for the financial year 2023/2024 in the following specific areas; community systems strengthening, operationalization of digital health interventions, integration of PHC services, scaling up of quality improvement initiatives including promotion of health system accountability including management and leadership strengthening among others.
The consultant will be responsible for providing technical guidance and capacity development directly to sub national health management teams to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans.
How can you make a difference?
The objective of this consultancy is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the PHC program in the region which will include managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting of program activities in collaboration with the regional authority (RAS office).
1. Program management, monitoring, and reporting
Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, supportive supervisions, regular regional programmatic reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and determine required action/interventions to achieve results. This will include participation on selected relevant council level activity.
Actively monitor program activities through field visits, exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
Prepare activity reports and quarterly implementation reports and submit them timely.
Work collaboratively with government and UNICEF staff to facilitate and follow up on the accessibility of funds to finance the implementation of the planned activities in a timely fashion.
2. Technical and operational guidance to program implementation
Provide technical and operational guidance to government counterparts, implementing partners, and stakeholders. This will involve liaising with relevant technical focal points from the UNICEF country office as needed.
Active participation and contribution to regular technical and management meetings organized by UNICEF Tanzania
Participate in implementation of all program activities implemented in the region (regional and council level) and provide relevant technical assistance accordingly.
Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Delivery deadline Estimated Budget
Develop an initial program annual work plan in collaboration with the regional government authority. Submitted and approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) Annual Workplan End month 1 5%
Develop regional situation analysis report identifying bottlenecks, relevant ongoing investments, and existing partners among others Submission of approved situation report End month 1 5%
Jointly with the regional government authority develop a quarterly work plan which reflects activities implemented and financed by the government and other stakeholders. Submission of approved quarterly work plan End month 1 5%
Implement comprehensive PHC outreach/mobile visits to also achieve integrated C19 & RI delivery services in poor performing regions to reach zero dose, under vaccinated children and adults with primary and booster doses. Submission of approved report on PHC outreach conducted in the regions. End Month 2 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 3 5%
Train QI teams on holistic functionality across PHC (Incorporate assessment findings Submission of a QI teams training report End month 4 5%
Train RHMTs and CHMTs on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS). Submission of RHMTs and CHMTs training report on revised version of on-line supportive supervision tool ( Afya SS). End month 5 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 6 5%
Scale the use of government comprehensive unified community solutions for easy community facility referral in selected facilities implementing GOTHOMIS Submission of approved report on number of health facilities supported to run GoTHOMIS system End month 7 5%
Train health care workers on the effective communication and respectful and dignified care Submission of a training report End month 8 5%
Train health care workers on the effective communication and respectful and dignified care Submission of a training repot End month 8 5%
Scale the use of simplified death registration system Submission of a report of scale up and utilization of a simplified registration system End month 8 5%
Provision of TA for holistic QI teams functionality in PHC facilities Submission of a report on functionality of QI teams at PHC facilities. End month 9 5%
Develop a quarterly report on implementation progress Submission of approved (by the RMO and UNICEF) quarterly implementation progress report End month 9 5%
Orientation of Health workers, Health facility in-charges, CHMT and RHMT clinical guidance/job-aide on integrated PHC service delivery, including EECC submission of an orientation report End month 10 5%
Conduct training for the R/D/CHMTs on management, leadership, and evidence-based planning including emergency preparedness planning for PHC services submission of a comprehensive report on the training report and a summary of LGA preplanning report. End month 11 5%
Develop final implementation report Submission of RMO approve final implementation report End month 11.5 20%
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, and other relevant fields.
A first degree in a medical field is preferred such as Medicine and/or Nursing.
Three (3) years of professional work experience at the national programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health
Proven expertise in managing, monitoring, and evaluating of health programs is an added advantage
Proven work relations with national, regional, district and sub-district structures (RHMT and CHMT level).
Experience in Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) programming is an asset.
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to be able to liaise with a wide variety of people, good attention to detail
Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili is required
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