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UNICEF Papua is looking for District technical support on acceleration of malaria elimination in Papua (Multiple districts), two contractors to be based in Biak & Mimika. Duration of contract will be for approx. 10-11 months full time. Estimated start time: June 2022 - May 2023. Kindly indicate your preference of duty station in your application letter:
1. Biak (covering Biak Numfor & Supiori)
2. Mimika (covering Mimika & Nabire).
How can you make a difference?
Indonesia aims to achieve elimination of malaria by 2030. While the number of malaria-free districts are increasing (to date 318 districts of 514 have been certified malaria-free), the number of malaria cases have stagnated in the last three years. Among the remaining non-malaria-free districts (196) only 23 remain high endemic, of which 23 are in Papua, West Papua, and NTT provinces. These provinces contributed to more than 90% of malaria cases in the country. As part of the 2021-2025 Country Program Action Plan (CPAP) of the Government of Indonesia and UNICEF cooperation, UNICEF is supporting the acceleration of malaria reduction in these provinces for the achievement of Indonesia’s efforts to eliminate malaria by 2030.
The contractor will work closely with the District Health Office, and will focus on the below tasks during the contract:1. Strengthening malaria surveillance2. Ensuring compliance to standard protocol in malaria diagnosis and treatment in public and private health facilities, including integrated malaria program (malaria in pregnancy program, integrated management of childhood illnesses, integration with immunization, nutrition, WASH, PIS PK, and school health program)3. Facilitating capacity improvement of malaria program management towards malaria elimination, including evidence-based integrated planning for funding allocation and prioritization of targeted areas for malaria interventions; strengthened monitoring evaluation; improved strategic analysis capacity; and fostering innovation; and accountability process of malaria funding4. Strengthening the community system in malaria control and prevention including the management of Village Malaria Cadres, village-based malaria control, community engagement, behavior change communication, and community-based vector control 5. Strengthening and ensuring the sustainability of the supportive environment for malaria control towards elimination through stakeholders mapping, cross-sector advocacy, development or finalization of local regulation and increased budget commitment 6. Contribute in ensuring the continuation of malaria services and other Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Work Assignments and Outputs:a. Strengthening malaria surveillance. Outputs: - Analysis of malaria epidemiology situation including trend by time and place using smallest administrative unit (village); analysis by Plasmodium species, patient age and gender, and recommendation for future action, including for prioritization of village to be intervened using IMP- Analysis of malaria in pregnancy services during ANC and screening of malaria among sick children including coverage, positivity rate, IMR, MMR, trend by time and operational challenge; and recommendation for future action.- Analysis of case findings activities conducted by Village Malaria Workers, including coverage, positivity rate, and operational challenge, and recommendation for future action. - Analysis of malaria diagnosis and treatment availability and capacity in each Puskesmas and at village level facilities (Pustu, Poskesdes, Polindes) as well as outreach activities (Pusling and Posyandu); and recommendation for future action.
b. Ensuring compliance to standard protocol in malaria diagnosis and treatment in public and private health facilities, including integrated malaria program (malaria in pregnancy program, integrated management of childhood illnesses, integration with immunization, nutrition, WASH, PIS PK, and school health program). Outputs:- Report on (1) established network of malaria laboratories for quality assurance involving private facilities, (2) proficiency level of district cross checker microscopist/analyst, (3) proficiency level of health service level microscopist/analyst (4) report on quality assurance activity routinely conducted by selected DHOs.- Report on (1) established network of malaria treatment including logistic of drug among public and private health facilities, district and province pharmacies, local private pharmacies, and malaria cadres, (2) malaria treatment SOPs developed. - Report on (1) district data review on malaria integrated program implementation (MiP, IMCI/MTBS, School Health Program, PIS PK, nutrition, immunization and WASH), (2) report on efforts to increase coverage and quality of malaria integrated program.
c. Facilitating capacity improvement of malaria program management towards malaria elimination including evidence-based integrated planning for funding allocation and prioritization of targeted areas for malaria interventions; strengthened monitoring evaluation; improved strategic analysis capacity; and fostering innovation. Outputs:- Report on malaria intervention inside the planning document of the district (RPJMD, RAD, etc), the DHO, the Puskesmas, and the Village; identified planning process to be involved with, and effort on assisting the planning process with good quality data analysis for better targeting and prioritization of intervention including BCC effort.- Report on routine monitoring and evaluation activities and efforts to improve the mechanism for example the Puskesmas microplanning process or the integrated supportive supervision.
d. Strengthening the community system in malaria control and prevention including the management of Village Malaria Cadres, village-based malaria control, community engagement, behavior change communication, and community-based vector control. Outputs:- Report on support to Village Malaria Cadres training, operation and management. The Identified bottleneck in VMC system against Active Case Findings target. - Report on efforts conducted in the villages or by villages on malaria control and the support initiated by Puskesmas/District to encourage village-based malaria control including on community engagement, behaviour changec and vector control. Map intervention by villages to better analyse village-based situation.
e. Strengthening the community system in malaria control and prevention including the management of Village Malaria Cadres, village-based malaria control, community engagement, behavior change communication, and community-based vector control. Outputs:- Report on result of stakeholder mapping and advocacy plan or activities conducted to identified stakeholders. - Local Malaria Elimination Regulation with technical guidance as attachment to the regulation and report on increased budget commitment.
f. Contribute to ensuring the continuation of malaria services and other Essential Health Services during COVID 19 Pandemic. Outputs:- Report on result of stakeholder mapping and advocacy plan or activities conducted to identify the stakeholders.- Local Malaria Elimination Regulation with technical guidance as attachment to the regulation and report on increased budget commitment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Medical Doctor or degree in health or health related subject.• At least 2 years of experience in the field of public health. • Experience with government, health systems and administration regulations • Experience in malaria program is an advantage• Experience in Eastern Indonesia is an advantage• Pro-active and resourceful, good communication skills in negotiating and liaising with counterparts and partners.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness• Drive to achieve results for impact• Innovates and embraces change• Manages ambiguity and complexity• Thinks and acts strategically• Works collaboratively with others
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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.
This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including criminal background checks) applies.
Disclaimer: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.This vacancy is open for Indonesians only.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract 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 and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors 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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).