National Consultant (Drugs and Health)

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :17-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :28 working days from 17 January – 20 March 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :28 working days from 17 January – 20 March 2022

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific is mandated to provide governments in the Southeast Asia Region with technical assistance to enhance the capacity of law enforcement agencies, justice-delivery services and health authorities. UNODC mandates identify a number of key outputs with specific activities, which contribute to the overall improvement of government services in Southeast Asia.


In efforts to improve drug demand reduction program in Cambodia, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (DMHSA) of the Ministry of Health has established 450 health facilities, providing mental health and drug treatment services to people with drug use disorders. Relevant authorities from the Government of Cambodia, has requested UNODC to support the process of the development of national level strategic plan guidelines for rolling out of the evidence informed community-based interventions for prevention of drug use and treatment of drug dependence.


With the support of a national expert as a consultant, UNODC has been providing necessary technical support to the relevant national counterparts under the Government of Cambodia in developing the National Strategic Plan for Community-Based Prevention, Treatment, Care, Support services for people who use drugs for 2021- 2030 and Practical Guidance Note to improve Community-Based Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support services among people who use drugs. The documents will serve as reference materials for the health service providers to consult and comply in order to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of the services.


To further disseminate good practices on evidence-based interventions on drug use prevention and treatment of drug dependence in accordance with international recommendations and to ensure UNODC’s recommendations are effectively presented in rolling out of the National Strategic Plan and Guidelines on Community based interventions, UNODC ROSEAP is seeking to engage a national expert to work with UNODC as a national consultant to provide ongoing technical support to the counterpart agencies in Cambodia.

Duties and Responsibilities

In close collaboration with UNODC, DMHSA and relevant national and international partners; the incumbent will undertake the following:


  1. Organize a national level training on Treatnet Family Therapy for treatment practitioners in Cambodia, as a follow up of the regional level training conducted recently, in collaboration with UNODC Regional Drugs and Health Programme Team, Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of the UNODC headquarters and relevant national counterparts including DMSHA.
  2. Organize a national level training on Strong Families, a family skills training programme for prevention of drug use among children and adolescents, for relevant stakeholders in Cambodia, in in collaboration with UNODC Regional Drugs and Health Programme Team, Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation Section of the UNODC headquarters and relevant national counterparts including DMSHA.
  3. Provide UNODC with reports of the trainings with findings and recommendations for rolling out of the implementation of the Treatnet Family and Strong Families programmes in Cambodia.
  4. Regularly communicate with UNODC and DMHSA and other stakeholders as required to fulfil the aforementioned tasks.

Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more detail information about term of reference, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.



  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism  
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.  

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in medicine or health is required. 

 Years of experience:

  • A minimum seven (7) years (with a master’s degree in Public Health) or a first level degree in similar fields with additional (2) years of experience including knowledge of programs intervention among people who use drugs in Cambodia and minimum five (5) years of relevant work experience working with UN agencies, Cambodian government and civil society organizations in drug demand reduction especially community-based treatment and related public health issues in Cambodia
  • Has strong knowledge about drug policies and related legislations in Cambodia
  • Proven experience in delivering similar materials on community-based treatment and drug demand reduction in the Cambodian context.
  • Has ability to communicate and engage groups or networks of people who use drugs and other key populations
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office Suite

Language Requirement:

  • Fluent in Khmer
  • Good written and spoken English is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

 1. Proposal: Letter of explaining why they are most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

 Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email and cc . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice


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