Consultant – Technical Support for “Training Hub for One Belt One Road Collaboration” Project., Beijing China

United Nations Children’s Fund is seeking a
Consultant – Technical Support for “Training Hub for One Belt One Road Collaboration” Project., Beijing China
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.
For every child, Collaboration
This position will support of the Chinese Government’s agenda on global health collaboration, through the establishment of a “Training Hub for One Belt One Road Collaboration.” The project ‘s goal is the development of a long term south-south exchange mechanism among Belt and Road countries, and forge the establishment of a flagship technical exchange platform, which will bring best practices and technology across South-South health cooperation.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the MCH specialist, the consultant will provide technical support in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring the newly designed Training Hub project. The consultant will work in close collaboration with other Health, Nutrition and WASH as well as South-South Cooperation team members in UNICEF China.
• Conduct a landscape analysis of current south-south cooperation training programs in China, including training institutes, training content and approach as well as M&E that are relevant to UNICEF MNCH agenda to inform training hub design;
• Assist in national counterpart in determining priority areas, as well as training methods that are demanded by BRI countries;
• Assist in national counterpart to map national, regional and global centers of excellence as well as capacity gaps in these technical institutes to deliver the priority trainings that have been identified through engagement with BRI countries;
• Collate and review best practices from China that are that are relevant for South-South cooperation and suitable for knowledge sharing, training and promoting related to maternal, newborn and child health best practices;
• Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documents and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results;
• Assist to monitor and assess programme results together with the Chinese Government’s implementing agencies and entities; Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results;
Remarks: The consultant will be based in UNICEF China office in Beijing with some travel to selected sites to work on the tasks presented above.
To qualify you will have…
• A Master Degree in global/international health, public health/nutrition, pediatrics, health policy and/or management, or other health related sciences is required.
• Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public health planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level, UN system or in a developing country is required.
• Background and experience with the management of global health programs overseas or in an academic setting, capacity building including training, staff exchange and curriculum development
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of the China’s global health cooperation and knowledge exchange mechanisms. Experience in foreign aid projects or field experience in Africa and/or Asia highly desired
• Strong communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information
• Strong Interpersonal skills
• Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken
How to apply?
Interested applicants are requested to submit: 1) Cover letter/application, 2) CV, 3) A financial quotation for the consultancy, indicating daily rate and number of working days, and 4) at least one writing sample on relevant topic(s). Apply online through The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 January 2019.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.