Vacancy extension: Consultant to support Electronic Immunization Records, part-time, home-based, 12 days per month, 13 months (Sep 2021-Sep 2022), UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina

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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

UNICEF is implementing with USAID funding a two-year programme on ‘Strengthening Social and Health Protection in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ (April 2021 - April 2023). The overall objective is to strengthen education, health and social protection systems in selected locations to adequately respond to COVID-19 and enhance overall recovery and resilience, with a focus on children, youth and families. The main focus of the Health componentis the procurement of cold chain equipment, support with the establishment of digital immunization data collection and cold chain temperature monitoring as well as support for risk communication activities relating to COVID-19 vaccination.

How can you make a difference?

The overall objective of this consultancy is to support the tailored introduction of routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccine electronic data collection, focusing on data management and monitoring in the entities of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and Republika Srpska (RS) as well as District Brcko (DB). Part-time, 12 days a month, 13 months (Sep 2021-Sep 2022)

Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF Health Specialist, the consultant will work closely with the Governments in both entities, FBiH and RS, and DB, as well as the Ministry of Civil Affairs (Department for Health) to conduct the following tasks:

• Assess the capability of national immunization programmes to meet regional and country-specific routine immunization and COVID-19 reporting;

• Assess current systems and practices for vaccine data management including patient reminder/recall in existing healthcare provider organizations to follow-up patients;

• Liaise with the government partners to agree on the process for the assessment of the existing management information systems for immunization;

• Support the development of TOR for the Assessment of the existing information management systems for routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination;

• Commission and supervise mapping of a comprehensive assessment of gaps and needs for electronic immunization reporting system;

• Develop an implementation road map for strengthening countries overall vaccination data management, registries and reporting including new vaccine introduction data management;

• Identify the key technical partners (regions) for the development of the electronic systems and develop systems;

• Develop Terms of Reference for a company/ies to create electronic immunization records;

• Commission and supervise the selected company/ies to develop the electronic immunization record;

• Organize key testing sites for the electronic systems and test the systems;

• Organize training for focal points from the select facilities where the system is being implemented;

• Collaborate with the potential vendors in areas such as proof of concept, product deployment and implementation plan;

• Identify required modifications, ahead of time, in the existing data collection and monitoring platforms, or developing a dedicated system, based on defined standard requirements, if no such system exists;

• Support the introduction of an electronic tool for capturing and monitoring immunization;

• Assess ICT capacity including connectivity problems or challenges in country’s immunization data reporting;

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

  • University degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, MNCH, pediatric health, family health, health policy and/or management, epidemiology, engineering, ICT or another relevant technical field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the implementation of electronic health records, preferably in immunization.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in the field of ICT and knowledge management
  • Fluency in English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is required

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:

  • 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)

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.

Remarks:

Please submit your application along with lump sum financial offer for this consultancy stated in BAM or USD.

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

For further details please contact Human Resources at UNICEF Office in Sarajevo, Ms. Marina Kadic mkadic@unicef.org

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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