Ethiopia: Social Accountability for Healthcare Quality Improvement Study Consultant, P4, (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) (For Non Ethiopians Nationals Only )

Ethiopia: Social Accountability for Healthcare Quality Improvement Study Consultant, P4, (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) (For Non Ethiopians Nationals Only )

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 18 Feb 2019

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, Hope


to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and tackle known healthcare delivery bottlenecks such as low uptake, insufficient outreach to vulnerable communities and a lack of citizen engagement in primary healthcare.

How can you make a difference?

Main duties and responsibilities

The consultant is expected to carry out the following:

  • Compile a short literature review that gives an overview of the social accountability context in Ethiopia (desk based, 2-3 days)
  • Proa vide summary of social accountability interventions that have been implemented in the health sector in the past decade including a gendered dimension (desk-based, enhanced by interview data, 2-3 days).
  • Field visit to compile case studies of 3-4 successful and more challenging social accountability interventions, including urban, rural contexts and including at least one facility in agrarian and pastoralist contexts such as Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz or Gambela and considering a gendered dimension (4-5 days in Ethiopia).
  • Meetings for key informants in Addis Ababa; government, donor and civil society actors to be guided by their vision and strategic direction (1-2 days)
  • Drafting the report gathering key findings from the desk review, field visits and key informants meetings (4-5 days).
  • Presentation of findings to the social accountability stakeholders, facilitated by the FMOH Governance Directorate (1/2 day).
  • Finalisation of the report, including feedback from the dissemination and detailing next steps. (2 days).


The Consultant will be hired as an international SSA, assigned to UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office, based in Addis Ababa. He/she will work mainly through desk reviews, field visits and meetings with key informants.

Time Frame and Mode

The consultant will be hired for 16-19 working days with a tentative starting date of 15/02/2019.

Expected Deliverables



Deliverable – 1

A brief overview of the key literature that is relevant for consideration in Ethiopia

22 February 2019

Deliverable – 2

Case studies focusing on several successful social accountability interventions in the health sector, and some examples where lessons have been learned, with detailed guidance regarding methodologies used, especially for urban and pastoralist contexts as well as agrarian.

01 March 2019

Deliverable – 3

An overview of key informant opinion, including a list of individuals and organisations that have social accountability programmes, detailing roles and responsibilities, any potential guidelines/tools and monitoring/evaluation frameworks

12 March 2019

Deliverable 4

Social accountability road map and its possible features

12 March 2019

Deliverable –5

Presentation of findings in Addis Ababa by the consultant. Delivery of overall final report and presentation

15 March 2019 (final report)

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

  • Minimum of Masters’ degree in Public Health or Social Science, Specializing in International Health, Governance and Accountability or Public Administration.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in International development sector, health systems or basic service provision issues.
  • Experience in governance and accountability for basic services, preferably experience in the management, research and design of social accountability programmes
  • Experience of living and working in Ethiopia desirable.
  • Excellent research skills and experience to deliver timely and high-quality products.
  • Ability to write fluently in English

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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