Development of Yemen Community Primary Health Care Systems Strategy Consultant At United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


For every child, Education

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately.  Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: HealthNutritionWater, Sanitation and HygieneBasic Education, and Child protection.

How can you make a difference?

The Office is looking for a national consultant whose main job is to support the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) in developing a robust Community Primary Health Care Systems Strategy to enhance healthcare delivery at the grassroots level.

  1. To provide expert technical assistance to the MoPHP on Community Primary Health Care Systems, including supporting contextualization of global best practice by the MoPHP into a tailored Yemen specific strategy.
  2. To serve as primary pen-holder for the MoPHP and stakeholders through all stages of the strategy development, thereby ensuring timely progress through all milestones and production of quality written outputs.
  3. To serve as secretariat for assisting MoPHP in convening and documenting all consultative meetings as part of the strategy development process.
  4. To facilitate the technical aspects of an envisioned study tour by the MoPHP so as to ensure systematic learning and documentation of lessons relevant to the development of the strategy for Yemen.
  5. To provide expert technical leadership in under-taking all information gathering for the strategy developing, including but not exclusive to facilitating key informant interviews.
  6. To consolidate a complete package for the MoPHP including all materials used for the strategy development, the final Yemen Community Primary Health Care Strategy document, strategy communication slides, and a dissemination plan.

Consequently, UNICEF Yemen seeks a well-qualified national expert to lead the programme review and documentation process in close coordination with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education (MoE).

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

To view the whole profile of this consultancy service Hold Ctrl and Press the following Link: Terms of Reference COmmunity PHC Strategy Consultant.21.03.2024.docx

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

  • Advanced degree in medicine, public health, nutrition, Health System Strengthening, Family Health, International Health, Health policy and/or management or a related field.
  • Over 15 years of working experience, including developing and implementing community-based health and nutrition programs in resource-limited settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategy development and stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Fluent in English with excellent report writing and presentation skills.


  • Proficiency in English and knowledge of Arabic language and experience working in fragile and conflict settings are assets.

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.


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.

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