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Job offer - Consultant International specialist in ergonomics at UNICEF


The overall objective of this consultation is to improve the work space, train staff in optimal positions to induce staff to adopt ergonomic practices and postures based on their functions, workstation, equipment put at their disposal, the layout of the workspace and other parameters and obtain good ergonomics adapted to the characteristics of each individual.

If you are a passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all children and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The overall objective of this consultation is to improve the workspace, train staff in optimal ergonomic positions to induce staff to adopt ergonomic practices and postures based on their functions, work equipment available to them, the layout of the workspace and any other parameters and obtain a good ergonomics adapted to the characteristics of each individual.

Assignment Tasks

1- Perform an assessment of the seating positions of each staff, the layout of the offices in relation to existing and used equipment, assessment of physical posture, etc.) with regard to minimum standards and universal working conditions;

2- Develop an individualized plan to prevent and reduce occupational health risks, improve posture and postures and make recommendations (including gestures, posture and bodily attitudes, etc.);

3- Propose effective strategies in terms of services, activities and products that could improve the physical health and position of offices and staff;

4- Make recommendations to the UNICEF office regarding the improvement of postures and the layout of the work area and staff facilities with the support of the Staff Association to ensure their implementation at the end of the year;

5- The development of an adapted standard booklet relating to good practices to observe.

Expected Deliverables

1- Overall Assessment Report on Work Ergonomics in Yaoundé Office and Zone Offices 30%

2- Plan developed following the individual sessions with each staff relating to the evaluation of their positions, use of offices, positions etc. 30%

3- Training session for all staff on ergonomics (including the staff of the zone offices); 10%

4- Detailed report on recommendations and solutions; 20%

5- The development of a standard booklet adapted to the good practices to observe 10%

Qualifications of Successful Candidate


1- Knowledge of ergonomics, occupational health, or any other ergonomic related discipline;

2- Expertise in ergonomic equipment and the development of a practical manual for staff to guide and advise staff on ergonomic good practices;

Years of experience experience

1- 5 years of minimum professional experience in the field with a solid general and scientific knowledge and knowledge in ergonomics.

2- Experience established in the field of ergonomics of work and organizations, through an experienced person with at least 5 years experience in this type of service;

3- Previous experience with other organizations. Having already worked with a United Nations agency will be an asset and have conducted this activity in international organizations.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

1- Good ability to speak in English; knowledge of French.

2- Presentation of the methodology to provide this service with the resume of the consultant and previous experience.


The consultant will work in Yaoundé for 5 days for an evaluation at the UNICEF office in Yaoundé, followed by a five-day field mission to the UNICEF zone offices in Bertoua and Maroua. (3 days for evaluation and one-on-one sessions and 2 days for a training session and reporting by office)

10 days to prepare the final global report with recommendations to the office, plan developed and booklet.



Technical offer specifying:

The claimant's previous experience over the past 3 years;
The methodology it proposes to accomplish the mission;
The resume and consultant experience in this kind of service
Provider References


A financial offer specifying:

Expenses related to expertise
Expenses related to travel and other items necessary for the conduct of the consultation.


Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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