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National Consultant to Support CEPI on Immunization Supply and Cold Chain Data Use Initiative (Myanmar Nationals Only)

Yangon (Myanmar)

Advertise for National Consultancy to Support Central Expanded Programme on Immunization (CEPI) in the Planning, Implementation and Roll-Out of Capacity Building on Immunization Supply and Cold Chain Data Use Initiative

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The main purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support to plan coordinate, implement and monitor the pilot project and roll out of improvement plan of the supply chain data use, i.e. implementation of the data use manual and supply chain performance dashboard. This support is essential towards preparations for transforming from paper based immunization supply chain data management in to electronic logistics management information system including cold chain information management systems and the real-time temperature monitoring.

Therefore, before migration in to electronic system, the paper based system need to be user friendly and all staff involved in the immunization supply chain should be adequately oriented on the new changes and improvement made. This will ensure health workers are capable of using the system, carry out data analysis, and make use of data for decision making, by the time the paper based is migrated in to electronic system.

Specific objectives:

  1. Plan, implement and evaluate the pilot of Immunization Supply Chain Data Use Manual and dashboards (time allocation: 40%)

Before full implementation the manual and dashboards will be piloted in a selected number of townships. The consultant will work closely with CEPI in all phases of the piloting including planning the pilot, implementing the pilot through trainings of staff and continued support to pilot townships, and evaluating the pilot including identifying necessary updates to manual and tool.

 

  1. Finalize Immunization Supply Chain Data Use Manual, reporting tools, dashboard templates and training material based on recent discussions and pilot evaluation (time allocation: 20%)

Based on the findings from the pilot and further discussions with CEPI and UNICEF, the consultant will update the manual, dashboard templates and training material accordingly such that all material is ready for implementation. As needed the consultant will work with translating company and designers to ensure all material is available in local language and tools and templates are available in the right formats as well as in detailed specification for the mass printing.

 

  1. Lead and coordinate the implementation of Immunization Supply Chain Data Use Manual and Dashboards (time allocation: 40%)

The consultant will have the overall responsibility for the coordination of the implementation in collaboration with CEPI focal point for data use activity implementation. This includes developing the detailed implementation plan, provide trainings as required (cascading trainings expected, so the consultant will conduct TOTs), provide support to health facilities and store staff as required.

Assignment Tasks & Expected Deliverables

Develop and finalize detailed pilot implementation plan, Detailed pilot implementation plan, December 2017

Implement pilot project and document the key findings from the pilot project ,Draft initial document after 2 months of pilot (one reporting cycle) Short document with key findings from the pilot, February 2018

Continue pilot project and document the key findings from the pilot project ,Progress report after 4 months of pilot ,Short document with key findings from the pilot, April 2018

Complete the pilot project and document the key findings from the project, Final Pilot project report with key findings and recommendations from pilot, June 2018

Based on the pilot project key findings, update the immunization supply chain data use manual, data tools dashboard, and training materials , Updated Immunization Supply Chain Data Use Manual (ready for implementation quality), July 2018

Conduct TOT and cascade training at Central and State/Regional levels, TOT training and cascade training at Central and State/regional level conducted, August 2018

Roll out the immunization supply chain data use manual and dashboard in the prioritized townships, Facilitated and completed roll out of Immunization Supply Chain Data Use Manual and dashboards in 20 townships, November 2018

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

Education: Master Degree in Public Health, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Pharmacy, Medicine or another relevant discipline for health supply chain data use or first university degree with relevant experience in supply chain, data management or visualization.

Language: Full professional proficiency in English (written and oral) is required. Full professional proficiency in Myanmar language is required.

Years of relevant experience

Work Experience: Minimum five years relevant and progressive professional work experience including work experience in immunization supply chain data use, immunization, supply chain and/or data use. Myanmar work experience required.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Competencies

  • Excellent communicator of concepts both verbally and in writing to a developing country government and international audience.
  • Able to quickly understand instructions, to proactively seek clarification when needed.
  • Able to work well in a team environment and with good leadership skills.

Functional Competencies

  • Works independently and is problem-solving oriented.
  • Works well in a multi-cultural environment and establishes harmonious and effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Proven capacity to work across different locations utilizing technical skills within supply chain management and data visualization, management and/or monitoring.

To view our competency framework, please click here

Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form. 

Download File ToR_Immunization Supply Chain Data use_Final.docxDownload File EOI_Supply Chain Data Use consultancy.doc

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Statistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-30

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