Individual Consultancy: International Consultant to support demand-generation for COVID-19

Individual Consultancy: International Consultant to support demand-generation for COVID-19
Individual Consultancy: International Consultant to support demand-generation for COVID-19

10 fevereiro, 2021

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Individual Consultancy: International Consultant to support demand-generation for COVID-19 (3 months, Maputo based) vaccine in Mozambique


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, Health

How can you make a difference?

Download File Annex 3 – Template – TOR C4D COVAX Consultancy.docx

Activities and Tasks:

Coordination and technical support

  • Work closely with the communication working group under Ministry of Health co-led by UNICEF to develop and guide one demand-generation strategy, implementation plan and common communication materials for the population eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings of the communication working group as well as the broader COVAX coordination group with UNICEF-WHO and partners to ensure demand generation activities are on track and aligned to the overall COVAX roll out plan for the country.
  • Provide guidance and country specific support to partners engaged in communication activities for the COVID-19 vaccine roll out by adapting global and regional tools developed by GAVI & UNICEF.

Demand-generation plan including

  • Analyse available data collected by MoH/UNICEF on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and apply the BeSD conceptual framework in the context of Mozambique taking into account behavioural, social and cultural drivers and priority population eligible for the vaccine.
  • Through a participatory process with partners, conceptualize and develop a communication for development strategy for demand generation for COVID-19 vaccine together with a costed implementation plan aligned to the vaccine roll out in the country.
  • Leverage existing social listening and rumour management data available via MoH and the communication partners and propose a system to routinely track such information and use it to address any emerging concerns and hesitancy towards the vaccine.
  • Develop a simple M&E framework aligned to BeSD drivers to track limited number of attitudinal and behavioural indicators related to uptake of the vaccine.

Capacity building

  • Develop a short (half to full day) module on development, implementation and monitoring of demand-generation for vaccines (tailored to COVID-19) which can be rolled out as a standalone module or as part of a wider immunization capacity building training of partners.
  • Develop a short facilitators guide for the training module which can be used during Training of Trainers among MOH and key implementing partners
  • Conduct at least two trainings covering key central and provincial communication partners based on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out strategy in Mozambique

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

Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge:

Academic qualifications:

Advanced university degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred in behaviour and social change communication, public health, health emergencies, health promotion, social science, social/medical anthropology, or a related technical field.

Expertise in the field of social and behaviour change communication, social mobilization, community engagement, advocacy and sound understanding of evidence-driven communication strategies applied to immunization or other communicable diseases are required.

Work experience:

Minimum five years progressively responsible experience in applying social and behaviour change communication to humanitarian and development contexts, emergency preparedness work with UN, civil society and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in major emergency response is required.

Work experience managing large-scale national projects or programmes, working with governments, working in resource-limited settings and managing in a complex public health emergency will be an asset.

Language skills:

Written and spoken native-fluency in English and spoken fluency in Portuguese or Spanish language are required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

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.


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.



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