Data Consultant – Health Systems Strengthening at UNICEF

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) operates in some of the world’s most dangerous places, to serve the world’s most underprivileged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them achieve their potential. All over 190 nations and territories, they work for every child, everywhere, every day, to create a better world for everyone.

They are hiring to fill the following vacant positions described below.

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Job Title: Data Consultant – Health Systems Strengthening

Job Number: 527374
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • Nigeria faces major public health challenges with high rates of maternal, newborn and child mortality and high rates of malnutrition in children.
  • The Government’s National Strategic Health Development Plan II outlines key priorities and targets towards fast-tracking progress towards improved maternal and child health outcomes. There is a commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), but progress has been slow.
  • Working closely with the Government at the national and state level, over the last 15 months, an evidence-based system strengthening approach has been implemented in select States in the country. There is a need to further focus on the high burden LGAs and wards and support select wards towards achieving functionality linked with the 1 ward 1 PHC strategy.

How can you make a difference?
Major Tasks to be accomplished:

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  • One report outlining the results of scoping missions to select States and selection of LGAs, wards, and communities based on the review of indicators and results and discussions with stakeholders
  • Report documenting the processes undertaken per State, LGA, ward including the management reviews, integrated responses taken by management and linked with community action, tracking results and solutions.
  • Report outlining an analysis of trends for specific results by ward, LGA, State from baseline (before the management and community actions) and tracking the progress and results linked to the integrated action.
  • Qualitative case studies completed for the selected ward including outlining key processes that worked, challenges and lessons learnt.
  • Report providing insights into models of intervention for integrated action bringing together management and community levels


  • At least eight years or more experience working in programs for improving primary health care. Prior experience with community work linked with primary health care is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to design projects and having experience with integrated management and community responses for results in primary health care.
  • A Master’s degree in Management, Public Health, Health Promotion or related fields.
  • Experience in working with the UN is an added advantage.
  • Experience and an understanding of Nigeria and working with Government and key stakeholders is an added advantage.
  • Experience in similar projects working on management responses for improving primary health care outcomes and community-level work in different settings is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.

The competencies required for this post are:

Application Closing Date

20th December 2019. (GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

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