Health Services Board – Consultant for facilitation of workshop (GFATM) – UNDP

Deadline: 3 May 2011

Contract duration: TBA

Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe

Organisational context

UNDP is a key partner to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and is the UN agency assuming the role of Principal Recipient of GFATM grants in Zimbabwe. In its role as Principle Recipient, UNDP ensures quality financial management, timely procurement of supplies ad efficient monitoring and service delivery

The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) granted Zimbabwe Round 8 HIV, TB and Malaria grants totaling over $400 million over five years with an amount of $179.9 million to be implemented during the first two years starting in January 2010. The Health Services Board (HSB) is a Sub-Recipient (SR) under cross-cutting Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) component and receives funds for all three diseases (HIV, TB & Malaria).

To support the implementation of Round 8 activities, the Principal Recipient is implementing a Capacity Development Plan to build the capacity of each Sub-Recipient, aiming to address any weaknesses in financial management, program management, HR management and monitoring and evaluation.

UNDP’s management role consists in implementing grants, ensuring financial accountability and training national and international counterparts on programme management and financial accountability.


As part of this plan, the HSB is wishing to develop the capacity of the staff in its Health Sector Human Resources Management. As part of this development it wishes to:

a.    Carry out two trainings, in order to develop staff skills in Human Resources Management within the Health Sector, and is looking for a consultant to facilitate these trainings. The two trainings are as follows:

b.    Training on Human Resources in Health Management for HSB Directors (Five days).

c.    Training on Human Resources in Health Management for HR unit with the HSB (Five days).

d.    Develop an operational plan for the periodic verification of staff attendance and up-dating health worker staffing.

1.    Objectives

A. The objective of the workshops are to build the capacity of HSB staff to design, implement and monitor effective health sector human resource strategies and to manage its human resources.

The trainings should include, but not limited to, the following areas:

Training on Human Resources Management for the Directors (Executive Director, Directors and Deputy Directors)

–    Strategic Human Resources Management

–    Employee Management and Diversity

–    Employee Retention

–    Negotiating Skill

–    Payroll Management

Training on Human Resources in Health Management for the HR Unit

–    What is Human Resources Management?

–    How does it differ from Personnel Management and Staffing

–    Human Resources Planning

–    Recruitment and selection

–    Industrial Relations

–    Gender at the workplace

–    Payroll Management

B. The aim of the second component of the consultancy is to put into practice of the learning from the workshops through the development of the operational plan for the periodic verification of staff attendance and updating of health worker staffing.

2. Methodology

A. The workshops should be interactive and participatory and include a focus on sharing experiences. The sessions should include:

i)    Introductory technical representations;

ii)    Where possible presentation of experience;

iii)    Case studies/small group hands-on work and plenary discussions

B. The plan should be developed with the participation of all key HSB staff, including, but not limited to:

Ms Ruth Kaseke: Executive Director

Nornah Zhou: HR Director


3. Key Activities for the consultant

1.    Develop the workshop agenda

2.    Develop the workshop presentation tools, handouts and group exercises

3.    Facilitate the workshop

4.    Write the workshop report

5.    Develop a methodology for the development of the operational plan

6.    Develop the plan with the participation of HSB staff

4. Deliverables

1.    Workshop tools – presentations and handouts used at the workshop.

2.    Workshop report – outlining achievements and challenges, the results of the workshop evaluation and any follow-up actions required.

3.    Operational plan – outlining activities, timeline, targets, monitoring of the plan, responsibilities and where necessary funding gaps.

5. Desired Qualifications and Experience

–    Degree or equivalent in Social Science, International development, Education or related field

–    A minimum of 7 year’s professional experience, which include at least 5 years in an international arena in/for developing countries

–    Sound knowledge of GFATM procedures

–    Professional experience in developing Human Resources in the Public Health Sector

6. Competencies

–    Excellent communication skills both written and spoken

–    Excellent organisational and administrative skills

–    Ability to work in a complex environment

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world, send your application quoting job code to the following address: The Country Director “Health Services Board – Consultant for facilitation of workshop (GFATM)”, UNDP, Block 10, Arundel Office Park, Norfolk Road, Mount Pleasant, P. O. Box 4775, Harare.

Only candidates who are under serious considerations will be contacted.


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