National Consultant (Senior Technical Professional Level-2)

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National Consultant (Senior Technical Professional Level-2)

  • Post Date:September 16, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 7 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Development
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Salary 3800 - 4000 USD monthly
  • Number of Opportunities 4
    Vacancy Number 0528
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About Moore Afghanistan :

At Moore, our purpose is to help people thrive – our clients, our people and the communities they live and work in. We’re a global accounting and advisory family of over 30,000 people across more than 260 independent firms and 110 countries, connecting and collaborating to take care of your needs – local, national and international. When you work with Moore firms, you’ll work with people who care deeply about your success and who have the drive and dedication to deliver results for you and your business. You’ll have greater access to senior expertise than with many firms. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us – to help you see through the maze of information, to guide you in your decisions and to make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. To help you thrive in a changing world.

Job Summary:

About your organization:

UNDP Global Mission Statement:

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges.

 

 

 




 

 

UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance, and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, helps countries to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock. In Afghanistan, a country in conflict, UNDP works for development and recovery choices that reduce vulnerability and contribute a development perspective to strengthen humanitarian and peace-building responses.

Organizational Context:

UNDP is key partner to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the ‘Global Fund’, ‘GF’) and serves as interim Principal Recipient (PR) at the request of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (‘CCM’) or GF.  In July 2014, the Afghanistan CCM requested UNDP Afghanistan to assume the PR’s role for the HIV, TB, Malaria and Health System Strengthening grants under the Global Fund new funding model (the ‘Programmes’). The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) shall be the principal implementing partner (PIP) and a number of non-governmental organizations will be Sub-recipients (SR). In the role of interim PR, UNDP is responsible for the financial and programmatic management of the Global Fund grants as well as procurement of pharmaceutical and non-health items and the quality of the services provided under the programs. In all areas of implementation, UNDP provides support to national partners to strengthen health systems to assume the PR’s role when capacities permit. Central to UNDP’s work is strengthening partnerships between MoPH, other government agencies, affected communities, development partners and UN agencies to ensure more effective and inclusive governance of the response against the three diseases.

UNDP is a founding co-sponsor of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The UNAIDS division of labor provides the framework for UNDPs response to the AIDS epidemic. UNDP’s work on HIV, health and development is organized into three main streams of work, as follows:

• Mainstreaming Gender

• Governance, Human rights and Vulnerable Groups

• Global Fund Partnership; Implementation Support and Capacity Development

Afghanistan National TB Control Program (NTP) in collaboration with all stakeholders conducts joint Program Reviews regularly aiming to:

1. Evaluate the progress of TB control activities carried out during a specific time period

2. Obtain expert opinions to effectively and efficiently achieve the objectives and targets highlighted in the National Strategic Plan (NSP)

3. Analyze the goals/targets recommended by End TB strategy and SDGs and

4. Analyze Afghanistan’s commitment to UN General Assembly (UN-GA) -Political declaration on TB.

In addition, the review evaluates the contribution of several partners of NTP to respond to TB control in Afghanistan in a comprehensive manner.

Generally, the program review teams are composed of external and internal experts who have expertise on different areas of the TB control program. This includes national and international independent expert representation from NTPs, CSOs, academia and partners mainly the UNDP, WHO, UHI & AFIAT/MSH, MSF and LEPCO. The program review identifies gaps and challenges; seeks feasible solutions; provides technical recommendations for improvements and assists the NTP and partners on further resource mobilization. The recommendations from the review will be a guiding framework to improve and strengthen future strategic planning and programming for the national TB control program.

The current National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB control in Afghanistan has been developed in line with End TB Strategy and UN-GA with an overall goal, main objectives, pillars and strategic directions. The goal is to reduce TB mortality by 75% by the end of 2025 compared to 2015. In addition, main objectives are:

• To increase the case notification of all TB cases at least 12% annually until 2023 and maintain full coverage thereafter, and to sustain treatment success rate, at least, 90% by 2025

• Decrease incidence rate by 20% by 2024 (to reach 50% reduction in incidence rate compared to 2015) in order to be aligned with End TB Strategy

• To detect and treat at least 80% of estimated MDR-TB cases by 2025

• To detect and treat at least 50% of the estimated latent TB cases as the accumulation by 2025

• To ensure no affected families are facing catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis

Considering the timeline of the NSP (2021-2025), the year 2022 is marked as the program review of implementing the current strategy and resources are allocated in the current Global Fund Z Grant, which is being managed by UNDP. Therefore, it is planned that the national program review will be conducted during September 18 – 29, 2022. The team member will be responsible for the assisting the team leader on management of the program review starting from planning to participate in meetings with the other team members and in-country partners to leading the field work to submitting the final report to NTP and partners.

 

 

 




 

 

Job Summary:The overall objective of this assignment is to assist and facilitate the national TB program review along with the international consultants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Review the epidemiology of TB in the country and the current capacity of national surveillance systems to directly measure the level of and trends in TB disease burden

• Assess the progress of End TB Strategy introduction and implementation and reaching the TB-related Sustainable Development goals and targets, in particular:

• Progress on national TB response, using routine & innovative approaches, status of early diagnosis including universal drug-susceptibility testing, and systematic screening of recommended contacts and high-risk groups

• Introduction of new diagnostic tools and approaches for sustainable and scalable TB control

• Assess quality of treatment of all forms of tuberculosis among all types of patients

o Scaling up of latest recommendation for in TB including, patient access and program coverage, treatment quality, introduction of latest treatment regimens and patient support

o Policies and practices to ensure rational use of medicines and infection control

o Progress of collaborative tuberculosis/HIV activities, and management of co-morbidities

o Preventive treatment of persons at high risk, and vaccination against tuberculosis

o Engagement of communities, civil society organizations, I/NGO, CBOs, FBOs to address TB challenges

o Partnership with public and private care providers for TB prevention and care within the context of Private Sector Engagement in TB

• Identify actions to be pursued by NTP and its implementing partners with a focus on sustainability of the program component

• Make recommendations on priority areas and actions for the next five years period (Government, MoPH, NTP, Provinces & regions, technical and development partners & donors)

 

 

 




Job Requirement:

Skills:

Language:

  • Excellent written and oral English skills a necessary requirement.
  • Excellent spoken and verbal skills of Pashto and Dari languages required.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies:

·        Knowledge Management and Learning.

·        In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.

·        Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP.

Management and Leadership:

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills.

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Health

 

 

 




 

Years of experience:

·        With Master’s degree 3 – 5 years and with bachelor’s degree 7 years of relevant experience in the area of Health system preferably in TB control

·        Excellent analytical aptitude, communication, writing and presentation skills;

·        Demonstrated experience of project management, drafting of quality reports and project documents, proposals;

·        Good interpersonal skills motivating international and national project staff to improve their performance and understanding of local culture and customs an advantage;

·        Demonstrated track record of good working experience with governments, donors, non-government and international development organizations is a must;

·        Ability to function at both policy advisory and project implementation levels;

·        Hands-on experience in design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of complex health projects including GF projects;

·        Previous UN/UNDP/GF work experience would be an added advantage;

·        Basic computer literacy and social media skills mandatory.

Job Location:

·        Kabul with travel to the provinces

Education:

Master’s Degree in Public Health

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Qualified candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume. Please include “National Consultant (Senior Technical Professional)” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’ (e.g., Smith_Jane.pdf). Applications will review on a rolling basis. We will only contact the selected candidates for interviews. AHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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