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Cold Chain Consultant x 5 (For South Sudanese Only) - Contract Duration 6 months

Juba (with very frequent field travel) | Juba

He/ she is responsible for installation, inventory and maintenance of cold chain equipment and generators primarily at the state and secondary at county and Payams levels and on need basis at the health facility level. He/ she is also responsible for the planning and monitoring Preventive Maintenance and spare parts arrangement, practical training to cold chain handlers at county, Payam and Health facility levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for cold chain equipment and generator installation, inventory, maintenance management at the state, county and Payam levels;

  • Preparing Preventive Maintenance Plan, spare part requirement and budget for all cold chain equipment and generators at the state, county and Payam level and getting approval in advance;

  • Identifying and repairing minor breakdowns like change of spare parts, circuit defaults, at sites and major repair like changing of compressor at the state workshop.

  • Monitoring the breakdown time and response time of the cold chain equipment all level.

  • Preparing preventive maintenance checklist based on equipment type indicating the type of task and the frequency ( daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually)

  • Reviewing the status of cold chain equipment and generators at state, county and district level on monthly basis;

  • Quarterly updating the inventory of the Cold Chain Equipment and generators at the state, county and Payam levels using available tools.

  • Planning for emergency alternative storage arrangement in case of breakdown of equipment.

  • Preparing monthly spare parts requirement and submitting in advance to the national level.

  • Providing training to the cold chain handlers at country and Payam level and on need basis at the service delivery level on basic cold chain preventive maintenance, maintenance planning and monitoring; and

  • Providing supportive supervision, repair, on-job training and make record of the support

The staffs will be expected to deliver the following:

1st Deliverable – Monthly work and movement Plan:

After reviewing the essential vaccine management assessment report and comprehensive cold chain equipment inventory as well as after determining the number of un-installed and none functional solar fridges, freezer or generators, the consultant will develop a detailed work plan including the movement plan to the states and counties to be shared with UNICEF and respective state Ministries of Health.

2nd Deliverable: Weekly and Monthly Status Reports –

The consultant will ensure that weekly and monthly key assignments reports are prepared and shared with sMOH, UNICEF Juba and Zonal Offices including the type of cold chain equipment assessed, repaired and installed as well as the number of health workers trained on cold chain management – A comprehensive reporting format will be provided).

3rd Deliverable: Comprehensive list of the required spare parts –

Existing cold chain equipment are assessed and the required spare parts are identified and list shared with UNICEF to fast-track the procurement process through its supply unit. This will include identifying the exact model and spare part number of the malfunctioning cold chain equipment.

4th Deliverable: Generators and Fridges/Freezers are repaired and Functional - based on the spare parts procured the consultant will ensure that all non-functional generators, fridges and freezers are repaired and the state based technicians are oriented on how to carry out preventive maintenance.

5th Deliverable: Solar Fridges distributed to the final locations, installed and are functional - the consultant will support the state to identify health facilities and counties for installation of solar fridges, facilitate the transportation of the equipment and ensure that they are installed properly. S/he will therefore prepare a comprehensive list of facilities in need of solar fridges and prepare an installation plan for the solar fridges.

6th Deliverable: Prepare and submit final mission report.

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications (a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 form which can be downloaded at, quoting the indicative monthly fee range on or before 21 June 2016 to:

The Human Resources Manager

UNICEF South Sudan Country Office

Email address:

Applications submitted without an indicative monthly fee range will not be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Juba (with very frequent field travel) | Juba
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-21

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