Health Specialist (Last Mile Delivery), P-3, TA, Programm Group, Copenhagen, Denmark (364 Days)

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 113,019 USD and 147,989 USD.

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The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated.

There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the Health Specialist (Immunization Supply Chain), P-4, the incumbent will lead the implementation of the DRIVE initiative to scale innovative last mile direct delivery solutions in up to 20 countries across UNICEF regions. The Health Specialist will ensure that the initiative is designed to increase vaccine availability for every child (and others), reduce time spent on logistics by health workers, contribute to higher coverage, targeting and reaching of underserved and zero dose populations, while leveraging this to implement context-based multi-sectoral approaches to contribute to overall primary healthcare (PHC), universal health coverage (UHC), economic empowerment and well-being.

The key functions and responsibilities of the Health Specialist (P-3) are as follows:

  1. Country engagement proposal development

Working with relevant regional offices and country offices:

  • Introduce DRIVE Initiative to a wider pool of in-country stakeholders such as the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG) or similar and non-immunization and non-health stakeholders, to generate further buy-in and readiness
  • Finalize project scope and plan for 2-3 priority countries including stakeholder prioritized implementation model, identification of sub-national target populations and similar non-intervention population areas (for outcome comparison), context-based multi-sectoral approaches, timelines, budget, theory of change, monitoring, and evaluation framework, relevant stakeholder group mapping etc.
  • Support conceptualization, feasibility, implementation roadmap (including pilot and scale) of applicable last mile technology solutions (such as blockchain enabled smart contracts).
  1. Country implementation readiness
  • Develop and support use of templates to aid implementation including in-country target population/context selection matrix, implementation checklist, monitoring, and reporting templates (aligned with existing in-country reporting mechanisms and tools), health facilities/vendors/other stakeholders’ onboarding materials etc.
  • Support countries to map project implementation readiness (using above templates), identify gaps and develop activities to ensure timely implementation readiness.
  1. In-country (implementation) stakeholders sourcing

Working with relevant country offices (and considering country engagement proposal) and leveraging existing global, regional, and country LTAs or contracts:

  • Identify required implementation stakeholders (such as local private sector organizations, 3PLs, young people, small and medium scale enterprises etc.)
  • Lead initiation and execution of different operating models for contracting/engaging these stakeholders and provide oversight on managing them.
  1. DRIVE Initiative implementation

Working with relevant country offices (and considering country engagement proposal):

  • Manage day to day implementation of innovative multi-sectoral last mile direct delivery initiatives in identified contexts and populations in prioritized countries
  • Maintain appropriate stakeholder engagement and management (including country, implementation, and UNICEF stakeholders) throughout project implementation.
  1. DRIVE Initiative monitoring, evaluation, and evidence generation:
  • Manage (as agreed in the monitoring and evaluation framework) implementation monitoring and reporting using relevant indicators
  • Manage conceptualization, collection, and analysis of baseline (pre-project), mid-project and end-of-project data for project evaluation using the existing theory of change.
  1. Immunization Supply Chain Support
  • Support UNICEF’s immunization and multi-sectoral supply chain initiatives including iSC systems strengthening, capacity building, vaccine management and forecasting.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Engineering, Public Health, Supply Chain, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Business or Public Administration or related field is required.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in international public health programming including at least three (3) years in immunization and immunization supply chains, with experience in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Knowledge of country’s national and sub-national distribution processes and practices including bottlenecks and diverse methodology to address is required.

  • Experience with health systems strengthening including supply chain strengthening is required.

  • Experience in planning, coordination and working with teams and multiple stakeholders, in different time zones is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing last mile supply chain delivery interventions, preferably in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Knowledge of programmatic approaches to identify, design, target, measure, and document evidence from supply chain/immunization interventions that seek to reach unreached and underserved populations including remote rural, urban slums, conflict settings etc. is an advantage.

  • Familiarity with in-country supply chain processes and strengthening such as stock and logistics management, inventory policies, allocation, ordering and distribution strategies, and other supply chain operations are an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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.


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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within

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