EPI and COVID-19 Vaccination National Consultant, Baghdad-Iraq

This opening expired 7 months ago.

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

Open positions at UNICEF
Logo of UNICEF

Application deadline 7 months ago: Saturday 30 Apr 2022 at 20:55 UTC

Open application form


This is a Consultancy contract. More about Consultancy contracts.

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,

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

The purpose of this consultancy is to Support MOH/ EPI Department Expanded program on Immunization and COVAX rollout, conduct systematic assessment for the EPI system resilience, Continuity of Services response, COVID-19 responses and documentation of donor’s contribution through UNICEF and other UN agencies and partners. This assignment is planned in a close collaboration with the UNICEF Iraq with main responsibilities to lead on the evidence generation and Documentations in addition to monitoring and assessment of the current UNICEF support for the ongoing national integrated vaccination programme as part of the response to COVID-19

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

  1. Technical support to EPI to review and document immunization service revitalization approaches since 2020.
  2. Work with MOH and NITAG to review and update the national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19.
  3. Develop monthly SitRep for national routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination (coverage, vaccine management and AEFIs), including capacity building for data collection and management.
  4. Documentation of UNICEF and other partners’ projects, highlighting UNICEF’s role and contribution to the coverage and quality of service through the support to COVID-19 and other EPI relevant activities.
  5. Develop human interest stories and conduct field visits to UNICEF focus governorates and project sites.
  6. Support EPI research and studies through literature review, concept note development, methodology and capacity building.
  7. Technical assistance to UNICEF Health team and Rolling working Plan implementation.
  8. Any other task requested to support the Ministry of Health - EPI to improve quality of services, coverage with COVID-19 and RI, performance monitoring, cold chain equipment status and vaccine utilization.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in: Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems, Biostatistics, Biotechnology or related field
  • Experience for at least 5 years in scientific/research including planning and conduct of population-level public health research.
  • Fluency in English language and ability to write quality reports on epidemiology or other related health fields.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to contribute to a team.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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.

Added 7 months ago - Updated 7 months ago - Source: unicef.org