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Pakistan: Consultant IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal & Childhood Illnesses ), For Pakistan Nationals Only, Req # 508680

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

One of the strategies in project implementation is updating/revision of all three components (In-service, Pre Service and Community) of IMNCI, under the recommendations of GAPPD (Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea) in coordination with WHO (Word Health Organization). The revisions aim to incorporate recent case management updates as well as accommodate new teaching methodologies for the various target groups

UNICEF in coordination with WHO Pakistan through an extensive consultative process has already revised/updated the In-Service IMNCI guidelines and training modules by adapting a 6 days “Abridged Course on In-service IMNCI”, which is currently being tested through pilot trainings before endorsement. In parallel and complete harmony, UNICEF intends to update/revise the Pre Service and Community IMNCI guideline, for which consultancy service is required.

For every child, a fair chance

How can you make a difference?

Assignment Tasks

  • Preparatory meetings with the Supervisor/ the relevant UNICEF /WHO staff and Stake holders for discussion and guidance on the assignment.
  • Desk review of documents. Including GAPPD/ Global UNICEF/WHO IMNCI Guidelines on Pre Service and Community IMNCI/ child health global case management updates and relevant literatures with global experience etc.
  • Meeting with relevant Government Counter parts /development partners.
  • Take lead and facilitate the national consultative workshop for exploring opportunities to revitalize and link Pre Service training with new training methods, including ICATT and distance learning packages with academia, regulatory bodies and stake holders
  • First draft of Updated pre service guidelines and modules and updated Guidelines of community IMCI training.
  • Revision of First draft and incorporate the inputs of UNICEF/WHO Technical team and other stake holders to develop final draft.
  • Present the final to IMNCI National Task Force for endorsement.
  • Incorporation of final comments of National IMNCI Task Force.
  • Finalize the Draft Pre service and Community Guidelines by inputs of IMNCI National Task Force.
  • Final debriefing of UNICEF team and relevant stakeholders with PPT presentation.


  • D1: Inception report describing the details of way forward, methodology along with execution plan as per UNICEF’s quality standards, prepared and submitted. –
  • National consultative workshop organized and Report submitted
  • D2: A comprehensive First draft of 4 Pre Service Modules and Community IMNCI guidelines developed and discussed with Supervisor/ UNICEF and WHO Technical team.
  • D3: Final Draft presented to IMNCI National Task Force report agreed with Supervisor and submitted.
  • D4: Final copy of Pre Service IMNCI modules/guidelines and Community IMNCI guidelines are submitted to UNICEF.

Estimated Duration of Contract: Three months (3 months).


Health Specialist P3 under the technical guidance of Chief of Health P5 UNICEF CO, Islamabad

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


Masters in Health Financing/development studies/social sciences/ Public Health/ Child Health from a reputed university. In addition a degree in Medicine or Child health is desirable.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 08 years of relevant work experience in the areas revision of national guideline, development of Policy document.
  • Experience in the area of Public health, MNCH/ Child Health programming in Pakistan.
  • Good knowledge of the IMNCI Strategy and its implementation in Pakistan
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF and/or UN is desirable.

Language Proficiency:

  • Excellent oral and written communication sand analytical skills.

Competency Profile:

  • An action-oriented approach and strong drive for results.
  • Highly developed negotiation, analytical and communication skills.
  • High tolerance for operating in an environment characterized by uncertainty and ambiguity and working with people, showing respect to their views and contributions.

To view our competency framework, please click here.

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.

Interested in finding out more?

You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

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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.

NOTE:- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

- University Certified degrees from a recognized and accredited institution are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present certified degrees.

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