Philippines nationals: WASH Technical Support for Menstrual Health and Hygiene Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

Job no: 558570
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Manila
Level: Consultancy
Location: Philippines
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

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 fulfill 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 fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms.

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference?  

Scope of Work/Tasks:

Under the supervision of the WASH Officer, Chief of Section, Country Office Gender Focal Point and the Regional Gender Advisor/ Oky Business Owner, the WASH Technical Officer for Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) is accountable for the timely and quality implementation of the WASH-MHH program, under the Education   Output 2.3: Adolescent Development, with particular focus on the localization and deployment of the Oky Menstrual Period Tracking App in the Philippines.

1. Project management:

• Provide day-to-day support to in the coordination of all Oky-related initiatives and activities in the Philippines.

• Liaise with relevant UNICEF Philippines Country Office (PCO) and East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) WASH, Adolescent, and Gender sections.

• Provide regular updates on progress and challenges to core Oky team and relevant UNICEF PCO colleagues.

2. Stakeholder management:

• Support the Oky Philippines Focal Point in tracking agreements and status of action points made with internal and external stakeholders on Oky rollout in the Philippines.

• Facilitate regular check-ins and meetings among collaborators for coordination.

• Attend regular calls and meetings with other Oky markets and implementing partners to share lessons and insights.

• Develop presentation deck on Oky Philippines work for potential partners and internal stakeholders.

• Identify and set up a community of SRH, MHH and GenderTech organisations in the country.

• Hold regular community of practice calls with the SRH, MHH and GenderTech community in Philippines to share insights, get advice, promote and build a community.

3. Technical assistance:

• Provide targeted technical assistance to implementing partners based on agreed scope and timeline.

• Provide deployment support to key implementing partners, such as:

o Piloting in Mindanao (BARMM).

o technical advisory on content creation/updating, adaption and translation.

o user analytics and reporting on user engagement of Oky Philippines.

• Facilitate DepED adoption and scale-up implementation of #MeronAko MHM in Schools campaign

4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

• Refine and monitor Oky Philippines workplan to track progress.

• Monitor and report on progress against the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan.

• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

• Support to documentation of insights, learnings and outcomes of activities.

• Refine and develop communication and knowledge materials to document and showcase Oky Philippines activities, results, and human-interest stories.

• Support the core Oky team and UNICEF PCO colleagues on regular DFAT reporting, results and lessons learned.

5. User acquisition, promotion and marketing:

• Support UNICEF and the key implementing partner in marketing and promotion activities.

• Assist UNICEF and key implementing partner in designing communication strategies, materials and activities.

• Set up and manage in-person outreach activities for Oky Philippines through partner networks and channels.

• Set up and manage ongoing marketing and promotion through integration into relevant government programs (e.g. #MeronAko campaign, I Choose campaign).

• Support the targeted promotion of Oky to disabled girls through disability and inclusion NGOs networks and channels in Philippines, based on users consultations.

• support the targeted promotion of Oky to girls in Mindanao (BARMM).

• facilitate the identification and engagement of new (sub)markets for Oky in the Philippines.

Deliverables:

o Inception report submitted.

o Monthly progress reports submitted.

o Communication platform with concerned units/ individuals set-up and running.

o Meetings conducted, communications sent, and documentations drafted.

o Monthly progress reports submitted.

o Updated workplan.

o Directory of partner organizations, agencies, sectoral groups and individuals.

o Coordination mechanism set-up.

o Minutes of meetings, activity reports and process documentation report drafted.

o Progress of agreements and action points monitored and reported.

o Presentations developed.

o TOR/concept note of community of practice formulated.

o Inception meeting conducted and communication platform with partners set-up.

o Regular meetings conducted and documented.

o MEL plan implementation updated.

o Minutes of meetings, activity reports and process documentation report.

o Knowledge management plan drafted.

o Case studies, stories of change developed as required by updated MEL plan.

o Communication materials developed and published.

o Inputs to second annual EAPRO report submitted.

o Coordination/technical meetings, progress updating by implementing partner conducted.

o Minutes of meetings, activity reports and process documentation report.

o Oky app deployed.

o Oky launching events/activities conducted.

o Coordination mechanism with UNICEF Mindanao Field Office (MFO) and BARMM units and sectors established.

o Mindanao and Muslim context responsive content developed.

o Periodic Oky content updating completed.

o Periodic user data processed, analyzed and reported.

o #MeronAko MHM Campaign package finalized and submitted to DepED Central Office.

o Policy on DepED adoption of #MeronAko issued.

o Communication and marketing plan drafted.

o Progress and results of promotional and marketing activities monitored, analyzed and reported.

o Feedback and recommendations on implementation of promotional and marketing activities provided.

o Communication strategies developed by implementing partner, reviewed and published.

o Partner network and channels established.

o Outreach activities conducted.

o Oky integrated in DepED #MeronAko campaign, CSE rollout and ALS curriculum.

o Oky integrated in DOH I Choose campaign and other relevant programs.

o Conduct of promotional activities with disability networks and channels coordinated and monitored.

o Conduct of BARMM- targeted promotional activities coordinated and monitored.

o 100,000 target users reached.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) Communications/ Development Communication, Marketing, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism, ICT or in an area relevant to UNICEF’s Gender and Innovation / Oky / digital Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Comprehensive Sexuality Education work, and related fields.

Knowledge/Expertise/Work Experience/Skills:

• Possesses a personal thrust for gender-equity and passion for technology.

• Creative, innovative thinker who can also translate ideas into practical applications; “get things done” mindset.

• Self-starter who is happy to hit the ground running; independently motivated who doesn’t require extensive set-up processes, training, orientation, or strategy development.

• Has great appetite and capacity to learn.

• Specific experience working in the Philippines in a digital development setting.

• Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate this to innovation and young people.

• Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas.

• At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record in the area of coordination, project management, communication and outreach – experience in operations in digital development /technology preferred.

• Experience on knowledge management and publication an asset.

• Experience working with women and girls preferred.

• Experience working with government agencies and civil society organizations, including youth groups an asset.

• Excellent technical writing skill; sample of previous individual written work will be required.

• Fluency in English; fluency in Tagalog and other Philippine languages is an asset.

Desirable:

• Specific experience in marketing of digital projects, products and services, or innovation an asset.

• Understanding of the constraints of digital solutions for emerging markets. This should include experience developing low-bandwidth digital solutions.

• Hands-on experience designing and rolling out digital products for target audiences in low connectivity settings (for example, adolescent girls).

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and local language is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 25 January 2023.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 558570 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P11 Form which can be downloaded from our website at P11 Form.docx (sharepoint.com) indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

Remarks:

Terms of reference may be shared upon request.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

“UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.”

Advertised: 11 Jan 2023 Singapore Standard Time
Deadline: 25 Jan 2023 Singapore Standard Time


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development