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Consultancy – Intensive End-User Monitoring of Medical Supplies

Pyongyang (Korea (Republic of))

We’re seeking a consultant to support in the field monitoring of medical supplies and equipment in DPR Korea including vaccines, cold chain equipment, and drugs. The consultant will observe the availability and proper utilization, match distribution lists with actual stocks, assess conditions of storage, and review expiry dates. Moreover, the consultant will provide support on the use of medical and nutritional supplies and participate in the delivery of training sessions.

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 fulfil 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, deliver

Humanitarian supplies constitute more than 90 percent of UNICEF’s programming in DPR Korea. An efficient and effective monitoring system to ensure correct distribution and use of supplies is central to ensure desired health outcomes for children and women.  In 2018, UNICEF has adopted a field monitoring Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with minimum standards in terms of coverage and frequency. The SOP also institutionalizes the practice of intensive monitoring by external experts. 

How can you make a difference?

We’re now seeking for a consultant to support in the field monitoring of medical supplies and equipment in 25 counties including vaccines, cold chain equipment, and drugs. The consultant will observe the availability and proper utilization, match distribution lists with actual stocks, assess conditions of storage, and review expiry dates. Moreover, the consultant will provide supportive supervision on the use of medical and nutritional supplies and participate in the delivery of training sessions.

In particular, the consultant will:

  • Develop a daily/weekly/monthly plan of activities and monitoring visits
  • Carry out field monitoring visits
  • Write a capitalization document describing the observed situation
  • Give recommendations on best practices
  • Prepare a presentation with key elements

The consultancy will run for two months starting in September (if possible) and includes a 6-week in-country mission. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for full details of the assignment. 

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • A Master’s Degree in Medicine/Public Health, Pharmacy, or another relevant discipline for health supply chain and service delivery monitoring
  • Additional qualification in Supply Chain Management is an asset
  • At least 7 years of international professional experience in development/humanitarian interventions
  • Field experience and readiness to work in the field
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA or other international medical organizations
  • Familiarity with the DPR Korea health system and health partners is an asset
  • Experience in conducting or facilitating training
  • Proven track record of high quality written analytical reports
  • Proficiency in English

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

See full Terms of Reference for details.

Interested applicants are requested to submit: 1) Cover letter/application, 2) Lump sum financial quote for the consultancy with a breakdown in daily rate, travel costs other costs in US Dollars, 3) CV, 4) Examples of previous work, 5) References. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 August 2018.

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: Pyongyang (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Logistics
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-15

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