National Consultant – Development of national guidelines for the provision of digital health services for adolescents in Thailand, UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Job No.#557492

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Development
  • Deadline:
    December 8, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job no: 557492
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Bangkok
Level: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
Categories: Adolescent Development

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 fulfilling 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.

For every child, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in Thailand also the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

The Adolescent Development and Participation Section, UNICEF Thailand Country Office is seeking a national consultant to support the development of national guidelines, standards and protocols for the provision of digital health services (including online counseling) to address health system shortcomings such as lack of access to achieve health objectives, particularly among adolescents and young people in Thailand.

Work Assignments:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) and in close collaboration with government counterparts, the consultant will support the Department of Health in the development of national guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of digital health services for adolescents. Specifically, the consultant will:

  • Conduct a desk review of good practices of international guidelines and protocols for the provision of digital health services for adolescents, including online health counselling, identifying elements of success that need to be taken into consideration by the government of Thailand in the development of national guidelines, standards and protocols.
  • Conduct desk review of existing guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of health services to adolescents in Thailand (beyond online services).
  • Participate and support preparation of agenda and facilitation of five meetings organised by the Department of Health throughout 2023 (tentatively in January, March, May, July and October 2023) to gather the inputs of key stakeholders involved in the provision of online health services for adolescents, including practitioners and experts, online counselling staff, partner organisations which provide consultation on adolescent health, e.g. 1663 Hotline, Path2Health Foundation, and relevant authorities such as the National Health Security Office.
  • Based on feedback received in the five multi-stakeholder meetings, draft guidelines, standards and protocols for the provision of quality online health services for adolescents in Thailand. This needs to include issues related to patient consent, data protection and storage, providers’ licensing and credentials, and clear accountabilities of all actors involved.
  • Draft list of competences needed by service providers for the provision of online health services to adolescents and suggest content of training to be completed by service providers to be able to implement the guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of digital health services.

 

Work Schedule and Deliverables:

Tasks

Deliverables

Draft an inception report describing the complete methodology approach to conduct the work.

The report will include, among other elements: 1) purpose and scope, confirmation of objectives of the work; 2) proposed methodology for conducting meetings with key stakeholders along with a description of data collection methods and data sources for desk review, 3) detailed work plan, and deliverables timeline; 4) annexes (i.e., list of desk review documents and data collection sources).

Deliverable 1: Inception Report

 

By 31st January 2023

Conduct desk review of international good practices and of existing national guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of health services to adolescents in Thailand

(to be presented at the second multistakehoder meeting)

Deliverable 2: Desk review of international good practices and existing national guidelines

 

By 1st March 2023

Draft guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of quality online health services for adolescents in Thailand (to be presented at the third multistakeholder meeting)

Draft competences needed by service providers for the provision of online health services to adolescents

Deliverable 3: Draft guidelines and draft competences for service providers

 

By 1st May 2023

Final guidelines, standards, and protocols for the provision of quality online health services for adolescents in Thailand

Draft competences needed by service providers for the provision of online health services to adolescents

These will be presented at the 4th and 5th multistakeholder meetings)

Deliverable 4: Final guidelines and final competences for service providers

 

By 1st September 2023

 

  • Inception meeting is conducted with the UNICEF team as soon as the contract is signed.
  • Progress reports provided to UNICEF monthly, as well as notes from the main multistakeholder meetings
  • Monthly check-in calls with the UNICEF focal persons.
  • Ad-hoc calls when necessary or requested.

 

End Product(s):

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

–  Inception report 31st January 2023
–  Desk review of international good practices and of existing national guidelines 1st March 2023
–  Draft guidelines, standards, and protocols

–  Draft competences for service providers

1st May 2023
–  Final guidelines, standards, and protocols

–  Draft competences for service providers

1st September 2023


Duration of Contract:  
50 days between 1st January – 31st October 2023

 

Official Travel:  None

 

Work Location:   The consultancy can be performed remotely. Physical presence is required in multi-stakeholder meetings.

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University degree from a recognized university in public health, health systems administration, health management, or relevant discipline is required.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in health services development, public health policy, planning, and management.
  • Solid understanding of adolescent health issues and health system strengthening, including through digital platforms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, proven ability to write technical reports and guidelines, and provide technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and proactively take corrective action while ensuring effective professional and ethical practices.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Experience working with UN agencies is required.
  • Excellent command of Thai language and technical writing skills

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed daily professional fee in USD and THB by 8 December 2022.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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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 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.

 

Remarks:

 

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

 

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.

 

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

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