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Vacancy Announcement: Consultant

Consultancy Title: Title:  Health Strategy Refresh Consultant.

Section/Division/Duty Station: Children with Disabilities Section – PG – NYHQ

Duration: 10 June 2024 – 30 November 2024

Home/ office Based: REMOTE


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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.


Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Under the supervision of the Associate Director Partnerships & Planning, Health Programme Group, New York, the consultant will coordinate the process to refresh the UNICEF Strategy for Health, develop a corresponding theory or change, and a monitoring framework. More specifically, the consultant will develop a workplan, ToRs, organize regular meetings with internal stakeholders, do desk review of documents, analyze specific issues and follow-up with stakeholders. 

Scope of Work and Deliverables:

  1. Support the work to Refresh the UNICEF Strategy for Health 2016-2030:
  • Develop a workplan.
  • Perform a comprehensive review and analysis of the existing strategy.
  • Review other Global Health Strategies and UNICEF internal documents (such as the new Strategic Plan, evaluations, reports, and new guidance) to identify gaps and opportunities.
  • Organize and document regular discussions with key stakeholders to discuss options and priorities.
  • Develop a set of recommendations for improvement based on the analysis, trends, organizational changes.
  1. Theory of Change:
  • Develop a workplan to develop a ToC in support of the UNICEF Strategy for Health 2016-2030.
  • Organize a kick-off meeting with key stakeholders.
  • Define use cases for this ToC .
  • Define options to better align with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, e.g. the Change Strategies.
  • Develop a draft and final version of the Theory of Change
  1. Monitoring Framework:
  • Develop a workplan to develop a monitoring Framework in support of the UNICEF Strategy for Health 2016-2030.
  • Define the use cases for the framework.
  • Use the Theory of Change to map the indicators into a monitoring framework.
  • Organize internal discussions with key stakeholders.
  • Map out options on how to systematically collect, collate, and analyze the data

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • A comprehensive work plan to guide the process of refreshing the strategy. – By 30th June 2024
  • A power point presentation identifying gaps and opportunities based on global health strategies and UNICEF internal documents. -By 30th September 2024.
  • A set of recommendations for improvement based on the analysis, trends, and organizational changes. – By 30th November 2024.
  • Kick-off meeting with a detailed presentation with key stakeholders. – By 30th July 2024.
  • Draft and final versions of the Theory of Change. – By 30th October 2024.
  • A list of defined use cases for the monitoring framework. – By 30th August 2024.
  • A monitoring framework with indicators mapped from the Theory of Change. – By 30th November 2024



An advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: business, management, engineering, public health.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in strategy consulting, project management or market research in the private sector.
  • Expertise in analyzing complex data sets, regression analysis and trend forecasting


  • Exposure to working in public health and public policy analysis
  • Documented project management, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Language Proficiency Fluency in English is required; Knowledge of French is an asset.


Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and

  • Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include/ reflect:
    • the costs per each deliverable and the total lump-sum for the whole assignment (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability.
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 


Individuals engaged under a consultancy will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants. Consultants are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 28 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 07 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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