Position: National consultant: To provide technical support to research and strengthening national regulations and standards for children’s environmental health (CEH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (UNICEF)__Deadline:24-February

Job no:570251
Contract type:Consultant
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh
Level: Consultancy
Location:Cambodia
Categories:Health and Nutrition

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.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference? 

The Government of Cambodia, with support from UNICEF, is committed to addressing children's environmental health (CEH) issues in order to improve child survival, health, and well-being. They are also assessing the environmental burden of disease and climate risk using evidence-based policy actions to strengthen health systems and primary health care capacities to prevent, reduce, and address environmental health risks, particularly for women and children.

In 2023, collaboration between UNICEF, MOH, MOE and other partners was initiated through coordination and the country’s first national CEH assessment. In 2024, as part of UNICEF’s new country programme (2024-2028), UNICEF and Government collaboration on environmental health will be further strengthened, through continued coordination, addressing research/knowledge gaps revealed by the CEH assessment last year and in supporting the development and updating of national regulation and standards pertaining to lead, toxic metals/contaminants and air pollution (identified as a gap in the CEH assessment).

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

  • PhD, Masters’ or post-graduate degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Medical sciences, Epidemiology, Environmental Health research or any other related disciplines.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in health research, public health, environmental health.
  • Good knowledge and skills for laboratory testing of environmental health related specimens, biochemical markers
  • Good data analysis skills, use of statistics and statistical software
  • Demonstrated experience in design of studies and assessments, conducting research related to the environment, environmental health, child’s health, pollution, and toxic metals.
  • Experience in training, capacity building and facilitation
  • Knowledge of research methods both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Understanding of public health systems and policies related to environmental health in Cambodia.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health, Environment and UN on environmental health in Cambodia is an asset.

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy in this attachment:

Download File ToR National CEH consultant tms.pdf

Download File Financial offer template.docx

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

 To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 

Remarks:  

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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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