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Uganda: Consultancy to support assessment and documentation of the transportation voucher scheme in Karamoja

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 21 Jun 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct an operational study of the transport voucher scheme. The assignment will be undertaken in close collaboration with UNICEF, DHTs of the seven districts of Karamoja and CUAMM (implementing partners of UNICEF) to assess and document effectiveness, feasibility and scalability of the transportation voucher scheme.

Specifically, the consultant will be expected to;

To conduct an operational study on effectiveness, feasibility and scalability of transportation voucher scheme for pregnant women and sick newborns in Karamoja districts

  1. Design a quantitative and qualitative study protocol encompassing effectiveness, feasibility and sustainability of the transportation voucher scheme. This should also capture the perspectives of the MoH, DPs, clients and community.
  2. Implement the study, analyze findings and draft final report
  3. Document process of implementation of the transport voucher scheme
  4. Assess the effectiveness of the scheme in improving maternal and newborn health outcome
  5. Compare the model in Karamoja to other existing models(such as nationally to-be-adopted Marie Stope’s Voucher Scheme) in Uganda in terms of outcome- and cost-effectiveness and scalability
  6. Assess opportunities and strategic options for transiting the current transport voucher scheme to the model adapted by the government for sustainability
  7. Share recommendations on how to improve the current transport voucher scheme

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  1. Advanced university degree in medical sciences, public health, social sciences, or related field. At least 5 years of professional experience working in public health/related fields. Additional experience research and evaluation including at least 10 year experience in qualitative, policy and service delivery research desirable
  2. Motivated, highly organized, critical thinker with strong analytical skills who is able to work as part of a team and independently
  3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate national-level assessments with multiple stakeholders, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  4. Proven ability to manage relationships with MoH, including partners, UN organizations, NGOs, academic institutions, and the private sector
  5. Strong writing and communication skills
  6. Ability to travel and work in rural and remote locations
  7. Fluency in written and verbal English is essential**

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. **

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link