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ADDRESSING MATERNAL, NEONATAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION NEEDS OF INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES/INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND OTHER DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN MINDANAO

Region
Asia + Oceania
Country
Phillippines
Start date
01/07/2012
End date
30/06/2016
Project description
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:

To contribute to a significant, sustainable improvement in maternal and child health towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 (reduction of child mortality) and 5 (improvement of maternal health) in targeted ICC/IP and other disadvantaged communities in Mindanao.

The specific objective of the project is to improve access to and utilisation of quality essential reproductive health services in selected ICC/IP ad other disadvantaged communities in Mindanao through a comprehensive and culturally acceptable implementation of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Nutrition (MNHCN) strategy.

The purpose of this contract is to provide technical advice and support to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), through its Project Task Force (PTF), as the main government agency responsible for the implementation of the project through partially decentralised management. Technical support will also be provided to the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units at different levels for capacity development, systems strengthening and advocacy.

The technical assistance team will also coordinate and work closely with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) team which is providing technical advice on family planning, adolescent and sexual reproductive health and gender-based concerns as an integrated part of the whole project.
 

Team Leader

Skills
Economy (Health)
duration
Long term
End recruitment
30/06/2012
Job description
The Team Leader acts as the head of the technical assistance team and is notably responsible for the mobilisation, the supervision and the coordination of all experts foreseen under the contract. She/he reports to the Project Director and the EU Delegation. She/he:

• Is directly responsible for the tasks related to planning and coordination of the technical assistance requirements of the project, which are his/her area of expertise;
• Develops and maintain a conducive work environment for her/his team;
• Ensures the quality of technical assistance inputs;
• Ensures the good performance of the TAT, notably through the promotion of a conducive working relationship with counterparts and the observance of a service approach to technical assistance;
• Monitors the performance of his/her team;
• Ensures the timely fulfilment of TA activity planning and reporting requirements. In particular, the Team Leader supports the preparation of annual plans of activity for the TAT and related financial requirements for capacity-building activities and mission costs foreseen at Section 6.5, in view of their submission to the endorsement of the EU Delegation;
• Ensures sound financial management including correctness of procurement and tender dossiers;
• Maintains close contact with the EU Delegation, to which he/she provides regular informal feedback and any issues requiring its attention, in addition to formal reporting requirements foreseen under Section 7 of this TOR;
• Provides relevant documentation and briefings to the EU Delegation in advance of meetings or events in which it is to be represented; and
• Performs other managerial tasks as foreseen in her/his contract.
Job qualification
Requirements
(1) A Master's Degree or equivalent in anthropology, sociology, public health or development studies, management, education or a discipline related to the issues covered in the project;
(2) An excellent verbal and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of Filipino would be an added advantage;
(3) Experience in the management of an international team of experts of different technical backgrounds;
(4) Organisational, communication, mobilisation and change management skills;
(5) Ability to develop solid partnerships with high level officials in order to achieve project results;
(6) Excellent negotiation and presentation skills; and
(7) Ability to analyse complex situations and be solution-oriented.

General professional experience
(1) A minimum of 15 years professional experience, with 10 years experience in developing countries, particularly in the Asian region; and
(2) At least 5 years experience in a managerial position.

Specific professional experience:
(1) At least five (5) years of work experience of working/interacting with indigenous peoples and other vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and particularly concerning health issues;
(2) Experience of at least 10 years in institutional development and capacity-building including needs assessment and design of capacity-building interventions for indigenous peoples in the health sector or for capacity building of indigenous people's organisations;
(3) Experience in working in a decentralised context;
(4) Familiarity with indigenous peoples in Mindanao would be an advantage
(5) Familiarity with the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP);
(6) Experience in community organising, conducting/facilitating trainings and consultative processes for capacity development in the social context; and
(7) Experience in managing EU-funded projects and knowledge of EU procedures would be an advantage.
Mission duration and start date
48 months
C.V. model
 
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