Consultancy to Undertake Research on Jamaica’s Covid 19 Vaccination Uptake, Kingston , Jamaica, 9 weeks

  • Contract
  • Jamaica

ocation of Consultancy:  Kingston, Jamaica

Duration:   9 weeks 

Anticipated Start Date:   November 15,  2021

Anticipated End Date:     January 20, 2022

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.

How can you make a difference?

Download File Consultancy-to Undertake Research on Jamaica’s Covid 19 Uptake TMS.pdf

The specific scope of Work are as follows-

  1. Develop a detailed workplan
  2. Critical review of data
  3. Conducting  desk review
  4. Conducting focus group discussions
  5. Collaborating with UNICEF Jamaica’s social messaging programme for youth 
  6. Preparing  preliminary and final reports
  7. Preparing a power point presentation with the main findings of the research


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-


  • A Post Graduate degree in  communication or behavioral science.


  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in qualitative research
  • Research skills: Requisite skills for both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and report writing. Experience in conducting qualitative research to inform social and behaviour change communication
  • Competencies: Good knowledge of and ability to apply qualitative research techniques, knowledge of and experience in using research findings to inform communication products and strategies, particularly communication strategies for social and behaviour change. Excellent analytical and written communication skills
  • Previous work experience within the Health sector will be an advantage.
For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract.  All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.

Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF. 

Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract. 

Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.   


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

Consultants and individual contractors are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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