National consultant: Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Coordinator, Health and Nutrition section, Tripoli, Libya, 4 months. Based in NCDC
Application deadline 4 months ago: Thursday 8 Sep 2022 at 20:55 UTCOpen application form
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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, Immunization
Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
Immunization saves lives by protecting children against serious vaccine-preventable diseases; therefore, continuity of quality childhood
vaccination is a vital public health program in any country. Any decline in the quality and coverage of immunization will expose children to preventable diseases, disability, and death. UNICEF, as the lead partner of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), is committed to supporting Libya in improving the quality of its immunization program and has provided extensive support to cold chain and system-building support. However, the EPI programme is facing challenges in cold chain and vaccine management and supply chain challenges from central to health facility level and quality gaps.
There is a need for a strong coordination and oversight especially when Libya is getting ready for its first EVM assessment in the country. The shortage of skilled HR for implementing the EVM activities necessitates robust capacity building and support.
UNICEF has agreed to provide technical assistance and engage a Consultant who will be providing the oversight and support for implementing the EVM activities and especially in the establishment of functional coordination mechanisms during the whole process of EVM assessment.
How can you make a difference?
The overall role will be close oversight, coordination and facilitation for EVM assessment in particular as well as all cold chain and vaccine
management related activities in the country. Major tasks will be:
- Facilitate and liaison throughout the process of EVM assessment at all the steps (a-g) and provide weekly update to UNICEF on the
a. Managers’ training,
b. Assessor’s training,
c. Data collection and field visits,
d. Quality assurance,
e. Dissemination of results,
f. Development of continuous improvement plan
g. Preparation of final report
Regular coordination meetings with all stake holders at national and regional levels to gauge the implementation of EVM assessment
Coordination and capacity building for the updation of EPI microplans, profiling as well as cold chain inventory
Optimal coordination for the capacity building of all vaccine and cold chain management staff at various levels
Active participation in all vaccine and logistics management of all COVID-19 related activities in Tripoli and also in East and South regions.
Support in updating and operationalization of all the vaccine and cold chain management related SOPs.
Prepare regular reports and progress implementation reports including vaccine forecasting, timely procurement, delivery and distribution of all vaccine and logistics
Coordinate with for regular quarterly EPI NITAG meetings and other Reviews whenever required.
Field visits within Tripoli, East and south regions for Technical and onsite cold chain and vaccine management support to the EPI
supervisors and staff at health facilities
- Support other EVM and logistics related activities as may be required in the country/region
Tasks/Milestone:Deliverables/Outputs:Timeline Payment Payable
upon the certification by Supervisor
Development of monthly work plans targeting tasks to be accomplished during the period
04 reports available, capturing the comprehensive tasks during the month September
September - December 202230% of the consultancy fee
(end of month 1)
Facilitate the formation of EVM Task force approved by EPI NITAG
EVM Task force notification available
September 202220% of the consultancy fee
(end of month 2)
Orientation/training of the EPI managers and assessors on EVM and tool 2.0
01 Training report on EVM available September
September - October 202220% of the consultancy fee
(end of month 3)
Coordination meetings and field visits are held to gauge the implementation of EVM assessment and other cold chain and vaccine management-related issues.03EVM coordination meetings reports, and field visits reports available SeptemberSeptember - November 202230% of the consultancy fee
(end of month 4)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Medicine, Public Health, or other social sciences \
- 2-5 years’ experience of working in Public Health Sector (public and private
- Working Experience of managing vaccine management and logistics/procurements
- Experience of working in National/regional settings, governments and context with good understanding of the existing health systems
- Good written, and verbal Communication
- Good computer skills with expertise in Microsoft office especially Word, Excel & Power point
- Good command on data analysis and report writing skills
- Fluency in Arabic and working knowledge of English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.