Provision of Individual Service for Nursing Support Coordinator LBN/CO/IC/40/21


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 10h 30m
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Mar-2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :80 Working days spread over 4 months


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.


Background

COVID-19 pandemic came at a time where Lebanon was already under an unprecedent shock due to the socio-economic-financial crisis. This pandemic is a health, humanitarian and development crisis that is threatening to leave deep social, economic and political scars for years to come, particularly in countries as Lebanon already weighed down by fragility, poverty and conflict. UNDP is responding to a growing volume of requests from countries to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable, and Lebanon is one of them.

UNDP has identified three immediate priorities. These will continue to evolve and expand as the crisis develops, responding to the demands surfaced and solutions created on the ground:

  • Health Systems Support,
  • Inclusive and Integrated Crisis Management and Response,
  • Social and Economic Impact Needs Assessment and Response.

UNDP implements an adaptive programmatic approach based on coordination with stakeholders at national and local levels, and with key UN agencies and NGOs to respond to the emerging needs, align and support the implementation of the National COVID19 response framework and ensure complementarities in the context of the health and non-health response to the crisis, within the approach of Leave No One Behind .

The delivery model is based on:

  • Leveraging previous engagement with beneficiaries, mapping their needs and identifying priority projects at community level in a participatory and conflict and gender sensitive manner.
  • Building on ongoing engagement to scale interventions.
  • Availability of third-party capacity to conduct post implementation monitoring and ensure guidelines and products’ quality assurance are respected, in addition to the safety and security of staff and processes.
  • Fast Track mechanisms for procurement in place.

There are an estimated 6 million+ individuals living in Lebanon - citizens, refugees, migrant workers, and stateless people – who need to have access to adequate health services.

As per the WHO scenarios for Lebanon, it is estimated that 10% of the total population will be affected (i.e. 600,000). Of these cases, 85% are expected to be asymptomatic or to present with mild symptoms, 20% (i.e. 120,000) will seek healthcare 15% of them with severe to critical conditions.

Of those who seek care with mild symptoms or asymptomatic, around 20,400 patients will require isolation in hospital or community isolation centers. All those with severe or critical conditions (i.e. 18,000) will require hospital admission, with around 14,400 patients requiring health care (oxygen supply) at hospital medical wards, and 3600 patients requiring intensive care (WHO).

Subsequently, the WHO and the Ministry of Public Health are working towards enhancing the Health Infrastructure in the country by increasing the capacities in Public Hospitals ICUs and regular beds hosting COVID19 Patients. Specifically, following a surge in the COVID19 cases since the beginning of 2021, there is an urgent need to continue with the expansion of the capacities of Public Hospitals and the Private ones as well.

Following a discussion with WHO, UNDP is proposing to reprogram some of the funds previously allocated to support Isolation Centers non-health services provision, towards covering Nursing Costs in Public Hospitals, as the additional 75 ICUs beds in different Public Hospitals in the country  requires Human Resources deployment .


Duties and Responsibilities

The main tasks that the IC will be:

  • Support the UNDP Focal Point in coordinating and managing the contract with the local NGO.
  • Follow up on day-to-day activities of the Contract with the Local NGO and prepare weekly and Monthly Progress Reports as deemed necessary;
  • Prepare and track all financial expenditures within the contract with the Local NGO following the UNDP Contracting Modalities;
  • Monitor and assess implementation progress, identify barriers and constraints, and work collaboratively with teams to devise solutions;
  • Act as liaison Officer for daily progress in Public Hospitals between the NGO, WHO and the UNDP and make sure that all work and progress is compliant as per the contract with the UNDP;
  • Conduct weekly meetings with main internally engaged personnel in UNDP Lebanon and prepare weekly briefs and presentations on the project activities;
  • Manage the flow of information and communications between different stakeholders (UNDP, WHO, NGO) project reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and budget execution and work along the M&E Officer to provide the needed information for Donor’s reporting;
  • Perform any other duties related directly to the activity and the project when instructed.

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Competencies:

-Project Coordination, Reporting Skills, Teamwork, Communication skills, Multi-Tasking.

- Arabic and English are a must, French is a Plus.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in business, Management, Nursing or Direct Related Field.

II. Years of experience:

7 Years of relevant experience in Lebanon such as but not limited to Nursing, Nursing management

III. Technical experience:

Previous Experience working with the UN or an International Organization is a Plus.

Previous Experience in Nursing, Nursing Management or conducting similar activities is a Plus.

Previous Experience in working in Lebanon within the COVID19 Response is an added-value.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents that are found on UNDP Procurement site( https://procurement-notices.undp.org/index.cfm):

  1. P11,
  2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
  3. Financial proposal

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm. .
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