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Founded in 2007, ABH Partners PLC is a leading consultancy and human resources sourcing management firm in Ethiopia with over eleven years of experience in supporting the implementation of development programs and projects. ABH exists to fuel synergistic societal growth by harnessing local knowledge and international standard. Dedicated to the betterment of societal development, technical assistance and knowledge management, ABH has gained credibility and industry experience in the development sector in general and the public health sphere of Ethiopia in particular. ABH focuses on knowledge management as the enabler and cross-cutting theme across its four major service lines or core competencies: Consultancy, Survey Management, Training and Implementation of projects and programs.


Based on a request from UNICEF, our Client, ABH would like to recruit a competent Consultant for Community Score Card consultancy (12 MONTHS)


Job ID: ABH-003-CSC1-19


To facilitate the overall coordination of the Community Score Card related interventions, assist in planning activities, provide technical support to the FMOH and RHBs in the implementation of the approach and monitor the results in order to empower communities and service providers, as well as achieve accountability outcomes that will improve health service delivery.


Specific objectives


1)   To support the overall coordination of CSC interventions through mentoring of a dedicated Technical Working Group

2)   To support the planning of the Community Score Card interventions

3)   To build the capacity of stakeholders on the CSC

4)   To support the effective monitoring of the CSC interventions by the TWG

5)   To document and disseminate lessons learned and good practices among key stakeholders


 Specific Tasks

  1. Conduct a desk review of the country progress made towards the planned goals since the implementation start of the CSC and hold discussions with stakeholders at different levels;
  2. Review and finalize the national CSC strategy and implementation plan, based on the desk reviews and consultations;
  3. Explore the adjustment of the concept in adding a community responsibility component in tackling social norms and harmful traditional practices as Community’s contribution for boosting the use of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services;
  4. Support the Technical Working group (TWG) gathering key stakeholders in the institutionalization and roll out of the CSC;
  5. Organize regular coordination and monitoring meetings of the TWG
  6. Link up with other programs and sectors for the successful implementation of the CSC
  7. Facilitate advocacy activities for the engagement of key partners to support the initiative of the CSC
  8. Support and follow up the activities of the pool of trainer of trainers (TOTs) in the CSC process as part of capacity enhancement for community participation in the monitoring of health services performance
  9. Provide support and mentoring to the RHBs in the CSC process
  10. Undertake field visits to follow up the implementation of CSC activities as per the national action plan
  11. Review and finalize the national monitoring and evaluation plan of the CSC
  12. Develop and follow up the execution of a documentation plan of the process and results of the CSC initiative
  13. Using national, regional and international platforms share best practices and learnings of how the application of the CSC has been able to empower the communities, strengthen service providers and enhance the enhance the functionality of Health services
  14. Promote adolescent girls and women’s participation in the process of the CSC
  15. Define an adapted approach of the CSC in (i) pastoralist and (ii) humanitarian settings
  16. Update the country progress report, as necessary
  17. Put in place a national repository of the Community Score Card and other social accountability initiatives’ validated tools and materials (training manuals, action plans, advocacy briefs, reports, etc.) easily accessible by all internal and external stakeholders.


General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

  1. The consultant will be based in FMOH/ Reform and Good Governance Directorate and work on daily basis with the directorates of the Agency and other relevant federal and regional bodies.  
  2. Field trips outside of Addis Ababa will be required as per the work plan.
  3. He/she is not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  4. Daily subsistence allowance will be paid to the consultant in accordance with the Program Implementation Manual (PIM). The modality of the travel arrangement and DSA payment shall also be guided by the PIM. 
  5. No contract may commence unless it is signed by ABH Partners and the consultant.   
  6. The consultant will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.


Policy both parties should be aware of:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorisation prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Unless authorised, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant.  In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorised to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.



 The consultant will be directly recruited by ABH Partners, the HR contractor of UNICEF, and will report to the C4D Specialist (P3). The Specialist will have the overall responsibility for managing the work proposed above  as well as monitoring and assessing the quality and timeliness of the required deliverables. The Director of Reform and Good Governance Directorate of FMOH will exercise day-to-day supervision over the work of the consultant. The consultancy is for a period of 12 months, starting from 1 November 2019.


Payment Modality and Schedule                

The fees for this contract shall be paid on monthly basis based on the submission of monthly reports against the deliverables indicated above.


Job requirement

Expected background and Experience

The consultant must meet the following criteria

  •  Master’s degree in social science, public health, communication for development / Social and behavioral change communication or relevant field;
  •  Demonstrable (5 years) experience with citizen driven accountability approaches in Ethiopia. Those with health sector experience have an advantage
  •  Demonstrable experience using different forms of capacity development methods, particularly of an experience in empowering and engaging community, using available community platforms is advantageous.
  •  In-depth understanding of Ethiopian communities and key district actors
  •  Capacity in the design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, mentoring, training and skills-transfer of participatory governance in particular
  •  Excellent communication skills with fluent English and Amharic language skills; proven ability to work effectively with government and multi-stakeholders.
  •  Experience in generating evidence and in documentation of best practices.


Suitable candidate:

  •   Have a sound understanding of citizen driven accountability measures and participatory governance;
  •   Have the ability to identify, bring together and engage with the right stakeholders
  •   Have a solid understanding of the district health context;
  •   Believe in the power of communities and service users to hold providers to account;
  •   Are enthusiastic about using different forms of capacity development methods beyond traditional approaches
  •   Are adaptive, flexible and responsive;
  •   Will engage in rigorous planning processes taking into account the local context
  •   Show an appreciation of cost-effectiveness, sustainability and good common sense in the approaches adopted

 Core Competencies

To be successful, the candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  •   Communication (level II)
  •   Working with People (level II)
  •   Drive for results (level II)
  •   Relating and networking (level II)
  •   Applying technical expertise (level II)
  •   Creating and innovating (level II)


How to Apply


Qualified and interested applicants who fulfill the above requirements can submit their CV along with application letter through the ethiojobs portal or email to jobs@abhpartners.com   by stating the position you are applying on the subject email. Those who prefer to apply in person may submit CV along with supporting documents to our head office located on Bole road, Behind DH Geda Tower.  


For more information, please call at +251 11618 65 20 or visit https://abhpartners.com/vacancy-announcement-list Deadline for submission of application October 15, 2019


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