Expression of Interest: Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) Consultant Roster

How can you make a difference?

The Health and HIV Section, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) is seeking applications for individual consultants to the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B– Dual and Triple Elimination roster.


Nature of Consultancy:

There has been a significant progress towards elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Asia and the Pacific region. Majority of countries are committed to and have adopted policies towards either dual or triple elimination to reduce new infant HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B infections to very low levels. Thailand and Malaysia were certified in 2016 and 2018 for HIV and Syphilis.

While extensive progress is being made in the region, the slow decline in the number of new HIV infections among children (ages 0 – 14) between 2010 – 2017 signifies that the agenda is still unfinished regarding the transmission of HIV to infants. Identifying pregnant women early during antenatal care, increasing testing coverage of pregnant women, access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and syphilis treatment, retention in mother-baby pairs, early infant diagnosis (EID) and ART coverage for children with HIV and treatment for syphilis and Hepatitis B birth dose exposed children remain compelling priorities.

The regional office in collaboration with UN partners has supported the country offices and national counterparts (MNCH/HIV/immunization) in building their capacities on EMTCT including guidance on validation process in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 – 2020, EAPRO is seeking to further enhance the capacities of national MNCH/HIV/immunization focal points in the countries in the region on EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B through the consultation roster.


Work Assignment:

  • Conduct in-depth literature review of all relevant documents related to health, MNCH, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B including national policies, strategic plans and frameworks to determine health system gaps and barriers to effective coverage of EMTCT interventions.
  • Conduct desk review of countries that have developed road maps for EMTCT.
  • Conduct site visits including facilitation of stakeholder dialogues (implementing partners, health service providers, community-based health workers and beneficiaries including men, adolescents, young women including vulnerable populations- migrant and key populations) and key informant interviews to determine health systems related bottlenecks in the four areas – Data, programme service delivery, laboratory and human rights, community engagement and gender equality that are barriers to achieving EMTCT targets.
  • Document the bottlenecks, conduct analysis and strategic actions (short, medium and long term) that can be adapted to address the challenges (Bottleneck analysis).
  • Document promising/best practices on EMTCT of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B.
  • Conduct a national consultation workshop to review recommendations and framework for EMTCT.
  • Develop EMTCT National Action Plan/road map for HIV, Syphilis and/or Hepatitis B.
  • Prepare a final costed national EMTCT road map.
  • Support national EMTCT validation process – Dual/Triple Elimination.
  • Support review and writing of the EMTCT national validation report as per WHO guidance on validation.


Work Schedule and End Product:  The range for completion of each task is from 5 to 30 days.  However, work schedules, deliverables and final outputs will be agreed with hiring manager.


Estimated Duration of Contract:  This is a call for consultants to be placed on the roster.  The duration of contract and necessary official travel will be upon agreement with hiring manager.


Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience:

  • Advanced degree in public health, social science, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of extensive professional knowledge and experience in HIV, with significant technical expertise and experience on prevention/Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B and/or Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child Health (RMNCH), Immunization.
  • Strong experience of working with governments in Asia-Pacific or other regions.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills, including writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines under pressure.




Consultancy – Development of Advocacy Strategies

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office (TCO) is seeking an individual consultant to support the development of advocacy strategies for flagship priorities agreed with complete action plans, stakeholder and target mapping and analysis, success measures and KPIs, accountability frameworks, as well as key content to kick off the smooth implementation of the strategies including key messages and other advocacy content. The consultant will also support documentation of key advocacy achievements and initiatives implemented so far since the start of the Country Programme in 2017.


UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – was established in 1946 to provide life-saving support to the world’s most vulnerable children. Over 70 years on since its establishment, UNICEF still works with a wide range of partners to promote the rights of children, through programme delivery and advocacy, across the world. UNICEF works with partners to provide health services, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, protection, and empowerment, for the youngest citizens of the world as guaranteed and enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF began its work in Thailand in 1948. Over the past seven decades, the well-being of children in Thailand has significantly improved. Yet, disparities have also increased drastically, spurring new challenges for children. As the conditions have changed, UNICEF’s work has changed. Our activities have expanded to also include the importance of early childhood development, adolescent health and participation, quality education and the protection of every child.

UNICEF in Thailand continues to advocate for the rights of all children, regardless of their circumstances of background. In doing so, the organization develops and implements advocacy strategies to effect positive change for children either in the policy or public spheres, including through mobilizing supporters and the wider public audience, building alliances with partners, and supporting positive social norms for the realization of children’s rights. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide essential support and expertise to Thailand Country Office’s advocacy initiatives, including the development of comprehensive strategies for office-wide and other key advocacy priorities, development of action plans for the implementation of these strategies, and other key documents essential for the implementation of the strategies including the development of key message, as well as support the development of various tools for knowledge sharing and systems for ongoing monitoring and documentation of advocacy progress and results.


Work Assignment:

The consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the Chief of Communication and will work closely with the Communication Officer (Advocacy) and the Planning Specialist. The consultant will also work closely with other sections including programme sections, fundraising, and supporter engagement as well as senior management. 

1. Support the organizing of an advocacy training to staff including the coordination of training material preparations, logistical support to the workshop organization, minuting of the workshop proceedings which will inform the development of the strategies for the key priorities. (Late June/early July)

2. Support preparing a guidance note on how to develop advocacy strategies to facilitate future advocacy initiatives in TCO by programme staff. Guidance note should include requirements for advocacy planning including influencer and stakeholder mapping and including the necessary steps/tools to guide future advocacy efforts in TCO.

3. Support the development of advocacy strategies for TCO’s key priorities (approx 4 priorities, maximum 5) including defining SMART objectives, bottleneck analysis (based on consultations and literature review), target/ influencer/partner interest mapping, defining activities with timelines and responsibilities, KPIs, and milestones. The development of these strategies will include the following steps (July- August):

  • Consult with various programme sections to further develop the strategies for the key advocacy priorities, including bilateral face to face and email correspondence with the sections and setting up meetings as necessary.
  • Write up the strategies with all aspects included: problem statement, situation analysis (based on existing evidence/documentation), SMART objectives, target and stakeholder as well as partner interest and power mapping (including office-wide analysis of existing partnerships), modes of engagement with the audiences, Action Plan (activities with responsibilities), milestones and timelines, success measures, and monitoring framework. The content will be developed in consultation with the programme sections.
  • Incorporate feedback on the drafts and finalize for approval by the country management team.
  • Develop well-articulated, engaging and bespoke key messages for each of the advocacy priorities, – segmented by key audience as identified in the strategy-  with supporting evidence and facts/figures.

4.  Support the development of monitoring and progress measurement systems and tools for TCO advocacy initiatives (office-wide priorities as well as other key advocacy issues):

  • Template for quarterly updates on progress against the strategies developed for the office priorities
  • M&E framework for the advocacy priorities to be incorporated in the strategies with key accountabilities and responsibilities and indicators/targets to be incorporated in the country programme results matrix.
  • Support the development of other templates as necessary for documenting TCO’s various high-level advocacy efforts and results.


End Product:  Please see attachment for more information


Estimated Duration of Contract:  70 working days within 4 months

Official Travel: The consultant will work at UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok


Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Post Graduate university degree in areas related to international relations, public policy, development studies, social sciences and journalism.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience related to policy advocacy and/or public advocacy.
  • Strong analytical thinking and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent command of English both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging in systematic and planned advocacy and campaigning.
  • Demonstrated experience developing advocacy strategies as well as implementation/action plans including knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of advocacy initiatives.
  • Experience working with NGOs, international organizations, the United Nations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent coordination and people skills.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong listening and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and deliver high quality work under tight deadlines.



PSP Associate (Private Partnerships and Philanthropy)

Availability of the Position 01 June 2019  


Under the overall supervision of the Associate PSP Officer (Head of PSP Team) in charge of

PSP Thailand operation, the individual contractor will assist in the following:


  • Assist the Head of PSP to develop the Private Partnerships and Philanthropy (PPH) strategy for Thailand


  • Identify potential partners and donors from corporations, foundations and philanthropists in Thailand, and build up the relationships with the prospects,


  • Assist to develop fundraising proposals for submission to the prospects in line with the PPH strategies and action plans;


  • Assist in producing the annual plans including financial budget for PPH fundraising programmes and execute the annual budget implementation throughout the year,


  • Assist to maintain and strengthen the partnerships with the existing PPH donors by providing daily care/support services to them;


  • Assist to enhance the PPH stewardship in line with the global PPH strategies and policies.


  • Liaise with global and regional PPH staff as well as field colleagues, when necessary to provide information and answers to the PPH donors;


  • Conduct preliminary due diligence screening research about potential PPH donors, and process the due diligence clearance with the focal point of the global PPH unit;


  • Monitor market trends related to the overall PSP activities, particularly PPH;


  • Draft regular and annual reports to the PPH donors in a timely fashion and submit the reports to the PPH donors concerned after getting clearance from the supervisor;


  • Process the donation confirmation issuance, upon receipt of the donations from PPH donors and send it to the donors in timely manner;
  • Process income recording


  • Attend local meetings, events and conferences related to the PPH activities in Thailand, and assist to organize briefings, meetings and/or events for UNHCR to PPH donors;


  • Perform other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Representative/Associate PSP Officer in order to meet the level of the services in the organization



Qualifications and Required Competencies


  • Completion of secondary or high school education with post-secondary, certificate/training in the private sector fundraising, communications and marketing or other related discipline.


  • Fluency in English and Thai language (both written and spoken).


  • Minimum six year’s experience in private sector fundraising, communications and marketing with at least one year experience in working with an international NGO or the UN preferable


  • Proven experience working in raising funds from corporations, foundations and philanthropists


  • Interpersonal skill and excellent in building relationship
  • Ability to analyze performance report will be an advantage
  • Experience in providing training and motivation is preferred
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Well-organised to manage several stakeholders and ensure to deliver according to deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service oriented manner in a demanding working condition
  • Mature, polite and a team player is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge the NGO sector and private sector fundraising
  • Ability to work and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of English / written, oral, comprehension
  • Ability to interface effectively and professionally with key UNHCR staff


Country Capacity Strengthening Advisor, International Consultant

Would you like to work with organization that Saves Lives?

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Organization Name: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBB), Bangkok, Thailand.

Position TitleCountry Capacity Strengthening Advisor

Type of Contract:  Regular International Consultancy

Duration of Assignment: To commence as soon as possible to December 2019 (with a possible extension, subject to performance and funding)


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships).


Strong national capacity is essential to address the multiple factors influencing hunger and malnutrition. WFP efforts to strengthen country capacities are informed by the WFP Framework and Theory of Change for Country Capacity Strengthening (2016), WFP Policy on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (2016) as well as thematic-specific policies and guidance on nutrition, social protection and resilience. The WFP framework for capacity strengthening targets three levels (individuals; institutions; and the enabling environment, including supportive laws, policies, strategies and procedures) and systems-strengthening along five critical pathways: (i) policies and legislation; (ii) institutional effectiveness and accountability; (iii) strategic planning and financing; (iv) stakeholder programme design and delivery; and (v) engagement and participation of communities, civil society and private sector. Furthermore, WFP uses a range of means or modalities to practically apply the framework and facilitate capacity strengthening including technical assistance and advisory support, on-the-job training, advocacy, and South-South and Triangular Cooperation.


The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific provides strategic guidance, technical support and oversight to WFP operations in 14 countries and the Pacific Island States. In these settings, WFP is shifting its focus from direct delivery of food assistance to strengthening country capacities and systems, albeit at a different pace across the region, to achieve SDGs 2 and 17. Furthermore, WFP country capacity strengthening efforts are focused on four investment areas critical for achieving SDG 2 in the Asia-Pacific region. They are: (i) scaling-up nutrition; (ii) improving social protection and food systems; (iii) reducing and managing disaster risks and building community resilience; and (iv) promoting gender equality, protection, inclusion and accountability to affected populations.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Regional Programme Policy Advisor and overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the Consultant will be responsible for advising WFP country offices on approaches to strengthen national, sub-national and regional institutions; and facilitating greater coherence among Regional Bureau functional teams’ approach to capacity strengthening.


The primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical advice to country offices on problem identification, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the country capacity strengthening components of WFP Country Strategic Plans and on engagement with coalitions of partners.
  • Provide the Regional Bureau updates on corporate, regional and country-level initiatives and facilitate cross-functional capacity strengthening efforts.
  • Support the country offices’ and Regional Bureau’s evidence-building efforts in capacity strengthening, including defining ways to measure and communicate results and WFP’s contributions in this area.
  • Prepare at least one country case study on each of the four key investment areas and collaborate with the Communications and Partnerships units to generate specific deliverables, which will support country and regional advocacy and fundraising.
  • Based on case studies and evidence-building work, facilitate the preparation of at least one internal investment case or external funding proposal in collaboration with selected country offices and Regional Bureau technical experts and the Partnerships unit.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and lessons from country capacity strengthening topics across WFP offices.
  • Prepare and deliver briefings and key messages for senior managers on capacity strengthening.

Other responsibilities may include the following:

  • Consolidate, map and analyze WFP-brokered South-South Cooperation in the region and opportunities for engagement based on country-specific interests (demands) and potential providers of solutions.
  • Explore new strategic partnership opportunities (externally and internally) for collaboration in country capacity strengthening and South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Participate in regional forums and meetings on relevant thematic issues as needed.
  • Support capacity building of WFP staff on various aspects of country capacity strengthening and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, ensuring that orientations and training is delivered to staff.


Required experience for this role:

  • Eight or more years of relevant professional and practical field experience around national capacity building in programming (design, implementation monitoring and evaluation), policies, institution and governance structures in relation to food security and/or nutrition is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise applying a theory of change and impact measurement framework in national capacity building programming is required.
  • Experience in the delivery of communication projects and preparation of investment cases and funding proposals as well as knowledge of the potential audience and contexts in which these apply is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and relevant professional experience in Asia- Pacific region. Work experience in a regional position is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience carrying out methodical thematic research and analytical work in food security and nutrition, disaster risk management, or social protection.



  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, as well as conceptual thinking.
  • Client orientation with excellent interpersonal, collaboration and facilitation skills.
  • Proven ability to produce outputs independently, while at the same time seeking innovative ways to integrate and apply country capacity strengthening approaches in the work of other relevant units.
  • Flexibility to travel frequently and on short notice, when necessary.


Academic and Language Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher) in one or more of the following disciplines: international development, international relations, sociology, social research methods or other relevant field.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken) is essential for this job.

Social Policy Officer (Thai Nationals only)

For every child, how can you make a difference?

The staff member will be accountable for effective engagement in social policy dialogue with the government for programme development, using public finance management tools to advocate for increased public resource allocation and building national capacities for use of data in policy planning and implementation. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for coordination with high-level officials in government agencies responsible for the above-mentioned roles, technical support on budget analysis, costing and advocacy for equitable budget allocation and mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in domestic financing.


Major Responsibilities

The staff member will be expected to play an important role among UNICEF Social Policy team in addressing gaps related to overall policy and budget and Public Financial Management (PFM) equity analysis, costing of models and knowledge generation for government counterparts and the Thailand Country Office, statistical system building, especially in the light of SDG monitoring, and building national capacity of national partners for doing quality statistical and data analysis.


1. Social policy dialogue and programme development

Provides professional assistance in UNICEF’s engagement in social policy dialogue and development with the Government, maintains constructive dialogue and partnerships between international and  local key stakeholders, especially the BOB, MOF, PBO and NESDB, to  support the development of social policies and programs contributing to the progressive realization of children’s rights and strengthening of implementation and monitoring mechanisms at all levels of society, and ensures that the services reach out in innovative, effective ways to those most vulnerable pockets of children and families that have been previously left out.

2. Monitoring budget resources at national level and costing for social sectors

  • Monitors and updates current information on state budgeting and spending patterns for social programs and decentralization status of social services on an on-going basis to support advocacy for greater public resources and budget allocation for social development, the prioritization of resource allocation for children, and projection model for extra fiscal space for social policy, to ensure that they reflect the best interest of children.
  • Supports / provides technical assistance and convene international and national stakeholders to conduct costing of national strategies/plans/laws for the social sector towards developing a mid-term/long-term expenditure framework (MTEF/LTEF) for social sectors.

3. Decentralization and fiscal space for implementation of cross sectoral policies on sub-national level

  • Analyzes the current state of play of fiscal decentralization and existing PFM mechanisms for budgeting and funding of cross sectoral policies for children (ECD, Child protection) on sub-national level.
  • Modelling of provincial approaches for the implementation of the above.

4. Data collection, analysis and results-based approach

  • Collects systematically qualitative data and sound forecasting model for the sound and up-to-date assessment of the situation of children and women to provide the base-lines for result-based decisions on interventions and evaluations.  Provides technical support for the development of information systems for monitoring child rights indicators, with emphasis on community and child participation.
  • Provides support on timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives.  Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
  • Contributes to the analysis the macroeconomic context of social policy programs and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children.

5. Advocacy and communication

Assists in promotion and raising awareness on children’s rights with both the general public and with high level policy makers, effective information dissemination, special events, and other means, to ensure local buy-in, commitment, and continued relevance of UNICEF programming.

6. UNICEF Programme Management

  • Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme.
  • Ensure that the social planning project enhances policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.


Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Social research, Data and statistics, International Relations, Political Science, International Finance, public relations or other relevant disciplines.  ** A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. **
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in social policy dialogue, program development, public financial management, planning and design of national surveys, data system building and data analysis within the field context.
  • Thai Nationals only.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public financial management and policy analysis, including costing of national policies and programmes for social sectors.
  • Experience in national budget analysis, Royal Thai Government’s policy & procedures, and working with high-level official/decision makers.
  • Knowledge on 1) UNICEF’s financial regulations and rules, fundraising strategy, 2) Government policies, guidelines, legislation, and strategies related to fundraising, 3) Working knowledge on Result-based management, Result-Based Budgeting approach and MTEF/LTEF strategy, 4) UNICEF programme policies, goals, strategies, guidelines and approaches related to programme funding activities, promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity, an asset.
  • Familiarity with statistical system building.
  • Background in emergency, an asset.
  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to crunch data.
  • High Fluency in English and Thai (written and verbal). Knowledge of another UN Language is an asset.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Tact, discretion, self-starter and good judgement.
  • Good analytical, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven proficiency and good knowledge of computer applications, including data management related.
  • Meet UNICEF Core Value and Competencies: Commitment, Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity, Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

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


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Corporate Secretary (Based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)


  • At least bachelor’s degree in Law,BusinessAdministration or related fields. 5-10 years’ experience in company or corporate secretary.


  • Experience in listed company would be an advantage.


  • Good basic financial statement.

Common Qualifications

  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Good command both of spoken and written English.
  • Goal – oriented, Unity,Learning, Flexible.

Asset Management Coordinator (Based in Ho Chi Minh,Vietnam)


  • At least bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related fields.
  • Master’s degree in MBA {A Plus).
  • 5-10 years’ experience in power plant operation and maintenance.
  • Good competence in data analyst and presentation

Common Qualifications

  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Good command both of spoken and written English.
  • Goal – oriented, Unity,Learning, Flexible.

Control & Instrumental Engineer (Based in Ho Chi Minh,Vietnam)


  • At least bachelor’s degree in Control & Instrumental Engineering.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in project engineer,engineering design & review and maintenance engineer in power plan  petroleum/ petrochemical  infrastructure projects.

Common Qualifications

  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Good command both of spoken and written English.
  • Goal – oriented, Unity,Learning, Flexible.

Electrical Engineer (Based in Ho ChiMinh, Vietnam)


  • At least bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.


  • 5-10 years’ experience in project engineer,engineering design & review and maintenance engineer in power planV petroleum/ petrochemical/ infrastructure projects.

Common Qualifications

  • Good Computer Literacy
  • Good command both of spoken and written English.
  • Goal – oriented, Unity,Learning, Flexible.