Remote/Home-Based Consultant for the development of immunization country profiles for ECARO region (60 working days between Oct 2022 and Mar 2023) - ECARO, Geneva, Switzerland

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Thursday 29 Sep 2022 at 21:55 UTC

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Background & Rationale

Routine immunization has been dramatically affected by the pandemic. Over 90% of countries in the region registered a decrease in coverage within the range of 5-27%. ECA Regional Office provides continued support to countries to accelerate vaccination uptake to prevent possible outbreaks. Evidence generation and data management (availability and analysis) are critical areas for the development of targeted interventions, support advocacy efforts, identify the needs for technical assistance and investment in immunization at both regional and country levels. Therefore, UNICEF ECARO is looking for an individual consultant to analyze existing evidence in assessing the performance of routine immunization systems, analysis in of inequities in immunization and provide information about financial sustainability of immunization programs in countries in the region.

Purpose of the Assignment

To support UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) for the development immunization country profiles for all countries in the region.

Scope of Work and Specific Tasks

1) Develop analysis methodology (objectives, areas for analysis; list of data required, and expected outcomes);

2) Gather historic immunization system and equity associated data, including

  • Historic data from annual WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form on immunization in 2018-2021;
  • Relevant coverage and equity/gender data from the latest two surveys of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) or Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), or other data source/s;
  • District level immunization data and analysis form WHO monitoring system and, when possible with support from UNICEF country offices;
  • Historic data from Effective Vaccine Management Assessments when applicable;
  • Country related databases, whenever accessible at global, regional and country levels.
  • Identify the main system level bottlenecks affecting low immunizations system performance based on existing evidence and discussion with relevant countries

3) Consolidate, streamline and develop immunization database/s for future use;

4) Conduct analysis to measure the performance of routine immunization systems, including main bottlenecks influencing immunization performance, by working together with the designated supervisor and selected UNICEF country offices;

5) Develop regional and country interactive profiles for all (22) countries in the region on performance of routine immunization systems and main bottlenecks influencing it.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks / Milestone******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / DeadlineDevelop methodology of the analysisMethodology of the analysis3 working daysData exploration and collectionImmunization Database/s created7 working days;

Ongoing till the end of the consultancy.

Data analysisa) Data analysis products (tables, charts) b) 1st drafts of country profiles (coverage, equity and Immunization Supply Chain Management, main bottlenecks for immunization performance)40 working daysRefine data analysis products and finalize interactive country profilesImmunization regional and country profiles10 working daysEstimated Duration of the Contract

60 working days (between October 2022 and March 2023)

Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel

The Consultant will be remote/home-based.

Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule

Payment will be made on submission of an invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate a daily fee based on 60 working days to undertake this assignment.

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Minimum qualification required

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, health statistics, information system/ data sciences/systems or other relevant data system sciences.


  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting data analysis and developing country profiles in the area of public health, preferably immunization programme (relevant documentation required);
  • Proven experience in creating databases and including interactive maps;
  • Experience in collaboration with countries;
  • Experience in working with UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, other UN agencies, and other international partners;
  • Good knowledge of immunization programs and associated issues, particularly UNICEF/WHO global and regional priorities in immunization – an asset;
  • Experience in writing highly professional English language reports and develop debriefing presentations.

Skills and attributes

  • High level of analytical ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, including using relevant software packages;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, concise, analytical and insightful reports and presentations in English;
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas;
  • Strategic thinking and critical analysis.
  • Commitment and drive, with a clear focus on results;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines;
  • Good facilitation and communication skills.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages relevant to the ECA region is an added advantage.

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

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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application by indicating your availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. 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.

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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