National Consultant for Preparation of Covid19 Vaccine Introduction and Support to Re-Establish Routine Immunization in DPRK, based in Bangkok, EAPRO, Thailand

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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, advocacy:

The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions in service delivery and of international, regional and local supply chains, undermining national response efforts and putting a strain on other critical and routine health services.

This multi-faceted crisis has critically exposed the structural and operational limitations of existing health systems and underlying supply chain models and calls for increasing the investments aimed at supporting governments in their efforts to build and manage stronger health systems that are able to leave no child behind, operate at minimum capacity and meet surging needs including preparing for and responding to the Covid 19 crisis.

As a trusted, long-term partner of the Government in DPRK, UNICEF is committed to providing support for MOPH to restore routine immunization services and plan and implement the National Vaccination Deployment Plan (NDVP), specifically focusing on areas of UNICEF leadership within the UN including on procurement of cold chain equipment; building capacity of healthcare workers and immunization officials; organization / logistics of immunization campaigns, including outreach approaches in difficult to reach areas; and communication on the importance of vaccination.

Given the workload of the health team is very high UNICEF DPRK will hire a National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordinator, as a consultant, to support UNICEF and MoPH revitalize Immunization service delivery and plan and implement the NVDP in 2021 onwards.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Health: the incumbent will undertake the following tasks

  1. Programme Coordination and Knowledge Management
  2. Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results

  3. Support DPR Korea to prepare for the receipt of COVAX CCE through an ongoing engagement from technical as well as commercial/contracting aspects.

  4. Support and facilitate relevant remote trainings, orientation, workshops to build capacity of health workers, community members, partners on COVID-19 vaccination, including vaccine and cold chain management, microplanning and identification, community engagement outreach and monitoring.
  5. Provide documentation of design, development and implementation and process, including challenges encountered and lessons learned, and Government and partner involvement in provision of technical, financial, and other programmatic support.
  6. Identify opportunity for resource mobilization and develop donor proposals as well as donor reports for COVID-19 vaccination.

  7. Routine Immunization Service Delivery

    1. Track and maintain data base of movements of all bundled vaccines in the pipeline
    2. Work closely with the National Health Officer to raise new SOs for vaccines and ensure timely shipments of vaccines as per the vaccine forecast and shipment plan
    3. Support the development and implementation of Immunization Catch up campaigns
    4. Support remote capacity building of Health workers on IIP

    Work Assignment Overview:




  1. Programme Coordination and Knowledge Management
  • Updated Vaccine Marketing Dashboard
  • Updated Shared Folder with all presentations, recordings and links from various webinars and workshops on Covid19
  • Monthly Summaries of latest developments in the areas of Covid 19-vaccines, treatments and diagnostics


  • October 31
  • November 30
  • December 23
  1. Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results
  • Minutes from various calls or consultations with the Health Technology Unit, Commercial Team, Transport team and forwarders
  • Costed Action Plan for bringing in the Covax CCEs
  • Draft Training Modules for Covid 19 vaccine introduction
  • Documents Case Studies, Lessons learnt, Challenges and Failures and best Practices if any
  • Draft Donor Proposals

  • Monthly

  • 15th October

  • 30th October
  • 30th November
  • 15th December
  1. Routine Immunization Service Delivery
  • Vaccine Tracking Database developed
  • Draft Immunization Catchup Campaign Plan available
  • Detailed Consultancy Report

  • October 30

  • November 30
  • 22nd December

Duration of Contract: 3 Months (initial period of 3 months with possibility of extension)

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

University degree in Social Sciences, International Business, International Relations, Political Science, International Finance or other relevant disciplines.

  • A minimum of one year of experience in one or more of the following areas is required: immunization programme, public health planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, early childcare and development or health emergency/humanitarian, preparedness
  • Experience in COVID-19 vaccination programming and coordination is highly valued
  • Knowledge of the health system and EPI and experience working with and supporting Ministry of Health, national EPI and line department is an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge of the UN system, or experience communicating with or within Government on social policy issues, or experience with child-focused international NGOs considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


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.

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