INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR UN INTER-AGENCY SUPPORT (International consultant based in Dhaka)

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 30 September 2020 - 5:00pm(Dhaka time)
Duty station: Dhaka, Bangladesh

INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR UN INTER-AGENCY SUPPORT  (International consultant based in Dhaka)

Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension

Expected start date:  As soon as possible (September 2020).

Purpose of consultancy:

A novel SARS-Coronavirus originated in Wuhan Province of China in December of 2019 causing the disease, COVID-19. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, following its spread to 190 countries. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh was identified on March 8, 2020. As of August 24, 2020, 297,083 people have been infected by COVID-19 and 3,983 have died from the disease  (But the unofficial numbers of undiagnosed individuals are likely to be higher).

The UN Country Team in Bangladesh is closely supporting the government in its COVID-19 response. The response is coordinated through the Bangladesh Preparedness and Response Plan (BPRP), which is segmented into the following nine pillars:

Epidemiological Response
1. Surveillance and Laboratory Support
2. Contact Tracing and Community Transmission
3. Quarantine and Point of Entry

Health Service Delivery
4. Infection Prevention and Control
5. Case Management
6. Essential Services

Others
7. Logistics and Procurement (supplies)
8. Risk Communication and Community Engagement 
9. Research

Each pillar is coordinated by a UN focal point in close partnership with a government counterpart. The UN Country team’s COVID-19 response support is coordinated by the UN Interagency Support Team under the Resident Coordinator’s Office.

The purpose of this consultancy is to assist the UN Interagency Support Team in managing the UN Country team’s COVID-19 response in Bangladesh.

There will be multiple assignments and tasks. The consultant can be paid a monthly fee.

The consultant will be expected to work in-person with the UN Inter-Agency Support Team. The supervisor(s) will be providing day-to-day monitoring and supervision.

The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Programme Analyst, Maternal Health at UNFPA.

S/He will be co-supervised by the Coordinator of the UN Interagency Support Team.

The Consultant will have to make her/his own arrangements and bear cost to attend meetings and consultations while in Dhaka.

Requirements:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in information management-related field preferred but not mandatory
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience
  • Previous work experience in Bangladesh preferred
  • Fluent in English with excellent writing proficiency

High proficiency in use of Excel, Google Sheets, and Tableau

Note: Only internationals who are currently present in Bangladesh will be considered for the consultancy given challenges in international travel at the moment.

 

Only foreign nationals who are based in Dhaka and authorized to work can apply 

 

How to apply:

 

Applicants with the required qualifications and experience stated above (Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements) should submit a copy of curriculum vitae (CV) with a cover letter.

 

Please Send your application electronically to dedicated email addresses of: purno@unfpa.org and thapa@unfpa.org

 

Note: Only those candidates in who meet all qualifications and experience will be contacted for further consideration. Kindly note that incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified

 

 

 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Bangladesh
Population : 164.7 mil
Fertility rate
2
Maternal Mortality Ratio
173
Contraceptives prevalence rate
54
Population aged 10-24
27.9%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 61%
Girls 72%