Local Consultants (1 for Region 4A, 2 for Region 3): Cold Chain and Vaccine Management - 6 Months
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: Philippines
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Job Description

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.

For every child, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference?

Work Assignments

  • Conduct of Rapid Assessment of the Vaccine Cold Chain & Supply Management System including Distribution and Collection Plan in the Priority Regions.
  • Provide Support to DOH/LGU Staff and Partners involved in Polio Outbreak Response on Vaccine Management and CCL in context of Polio SIA per the Available Guidelines.
  • Ensure Optimal Distribution and Utilization of Vaccines and other Supplies as per SIA Macro- and Micro-Plans.
  • Provide Technical Support in the Reverse Logistics of Priority Regions.
  • Provide Technical Assistance in the Cold Chain Logistics and Vaccine Management Monitoring of Priority Regions and LGUs.
  • Technical Assistance in the Measles-Polio Campaign.
  • Provide Recommendations to Improve Cold Chain and Vaccine Management and Routine Immunization.
  • Provide Recommendations to Improve Cold Chain and Vaccine Management and Provide other Support to the UNICEF EPI Team as needed.

 Deliverables

  • Readiness Assessment Reports for Round 1
  • mOPV2 Distribution and Collection Plan
  • Report on Reverse Logistics Completion and Disposal
  • Monitoring Report
  • Readiness Assessment Reports for Round 2
  • Readiness Report
  • Monitoring Report for the MR-OPV SIA
  • Consolidated Monitoring Report
  • Progress Report
  • Report on Strengthening Routine Immunization and Vaccine Management
  • Progress Report
  • Final Report

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • University Degree in One (1) or More of the Disciplines: Engineering, Public Health, Health Sciences, Social Sciences or a Field Relevant to the Cold Chain Logistics and Vaccine Management.
  • Work Experience:
    - Working Knowledge of the National Immunization Program.

    - At least 2 Years of Practical Experience in Cold Chain and Vaccines Supplies Supply and Management Systems.

    - Experience Working in Immunization Campaigns.

    - Experience Working with LGUs.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 07 August 2020.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 533418 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your Area, Ability, Availability and Daily/Monthly Rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

"UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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."

About UNICEF

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 boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.