Consultants for Emergency Roster – Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response


National Individual Consultants for Emergency Roster – Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response based in Kathmandu and Provinces of Nepal, UNICEF Nepal Country Office ( Only for Nepalese Nationals)

Job Number: 519686
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Nepal
Work Type : Consultancy

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 fulfill 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.

Purpose of this Consultancy,

The basic purpose of the consultancy is to support the provision of access to basic health care to children, being responsible for the overall planning and management of UNICEF’s health response to the emergency and crisis.

Specific Tasks

Under the direct supervision of Health Officer of Zonal Offices, and technical guidance from UNCEF Health team, the consultant will accomplish the following activities and tasks within the stipulated timeline.

  • Support UNICEF’s response in Health as part of the overall health cluster/sector coordination mechanism. Represent UNICEF in the Health and other cluster/sector coordination meetings.
  • Contribute to UNICEF’s and the health cluster/sector response strategy, work planning and contingency planning processes with other sectors to ensure cross sectoral response programming.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF and partners including contributing to the development of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for Health in emergencies.

Working Conditions

The Consultant based in Kathmandu will work under the supervision of the Emergency Health Specialist and for Consultants based in Provinces will work under the supervision of Zonal Health Officers to support the emergency flood response.

 Qualification and competencies

  • Advanced university degree in public health, medicine, nursing or other relevant health discipline
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written).

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in planning and implementing health emergency programmes
  • Experience of working with or in partnership with MoHP and its functionaries
  • Experience of working in multi-cultural and multi-sectoral environment

Special skills:

  • Knowledge, skill and experience of working in Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent Health, Behaviour Change Communication and Management of emergency health services,
  • Work experience in humanitarian context will be an asset
  • Strong organizational and logistics skills
  • Well verged in Micro-soft package (Window, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy
  • Good data analysis and data management skill
  • Fluency in English

 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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.


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

This is a call for interest for National Individual Consultants to be included in Emergency Consultant Roster of UNICEF Nepal Country Office in the sector of Health.

Opening Date Tue Feb 05 2019 10:15:00 GMT+0700 (Western Indonesia Time) Nepal Standard Time
Closing Date Tue Feb 19 2019 01:10:00 GMT+0700 (Western Indonesia Time) 




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