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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-14

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National Consultant (Coordination and Programme Monitoring); Health Section; Dhaka; only for Bangladeshi

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical support to DGHS for health system strengthening to reach the vulnerable children with quality and equity of health services. The focus of technical assistance will be on timely implementation EVM improvement plan, piloting e-trackers and coordinate with Ministry of Health, National EPI Program Manager and District Manager. This consultancy will greatly contribute to leveraging UNICEF’s priority results through DGHS. Gavi acknowledged UNICEF’s contribution in each work stream and agreed to provide TA support in accordance with the approved re-programming budget.

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.

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

UNICEF has been supporting MOHFW in expansion and improvement of cold chain capacity at national and sub-national level. Under Gavi HSS2 support, physical construction of 18 districts had been completed and another 12 districts are in progress. In addition, as per decision of technical committee of MOHFW new 12 district has been included in the last phase of construction, which need to be completed by 2019. Improvement of central cold chain capacity is challenging because of scarcity of land and complex approval process. Considering the future new vaccine introduction plan, EPI proposed to construct new six-storied building in the existing compound after demolishing present two-storied building. MOHFW has approved the proposal and architectural design of new central EPI store. To execute this plan is also challenging because of presence of multiple players and complex work.

To ensure the quality and timely completion of Gavi HSS2 activities, there is need of continuous coordination between national and sub-national level concern personnel as well as monitoring the progress of implementation status, immediate address the critical issue and revised the plan as per need. At national level, the Program Management people are highly involved in planning and management of program, little attention to monitoring in the field. A dedicated person is required to facilitate the Unicef approved Gavi activities in different levels, who will support Line Director MNCAH, linking with Ministry of Health, Civil Surgeon and other concern stakeholders for timely completion and utilization of fund according to plan.

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical support to DGHS for health system strengthening to reach the vulnerable children with quality and equity of health services. The focus of technical assistance will be on timely implementation EVM improvement plan, piloting e-trackers and coordinate with Ministry of Health, National EPI Program Manager and District Manager.  This consultancy will greatly contribute to leveraging UNICEF’s priority results through DGHS. Gavi acknowledged UNICEF’s contribution in each work stream and agreed to provide TA support in accordance with the approved re-programming budget.

Major Assignment/Tasks

  1. Health System Strengthening: Coordinate with Ministry of Health, National EPI Program Manager and District Manager to facilitate implementation of expansion plan of cold storage facilities of Central EPI and new 11 districts at sub-national level
  2. TA support to National EPI Program Manager and District Manager to facilitate implementation of Central EPI store and new 11 districts at sub-national level construction
  3. Support to rollout individual tracking for children to improve full vaccination coverage and eLMIS for EPI using DHIS2 android based module within the framework of equity and coverage in pilot district
  4. Support to rollout individual tracking for children to improve full vaccination coverage and eLMIS for EPI using DHIS2 android based module within the framework of equity and coverage in pilot City Corporation
  5. TA support to National EPI Program Manager and District Manager to facilitate implementation of Central EPI store and new 11 districts at sub-national level construction
  6. Technical support in planning and implementation of EVM assessment
  7. Technical support in conduction of EVM assessment in selected areas
  8. Monitoring the implementation of Central EPI store and new 11 districts at sub-national level construction
  9. Support in establishment of national training centre for Cold Chain & SCANU equipment’s
  10. Support in establishment of national training centre for Cold Chain & SCANU equipment’s
  11. Support in establishment of national training centre for Cold Chain & SCANU equipment’s
  12. Monitoring the implementation of Central EPI store and new 11 districts at sub-national level construction

Deliverable

  1. Technical Coordination committee meeting organized, Cold chain expansion plan & Design is approved by IP
  2. Progress report of construction   
  3. Implementation plan of e-tracker; District orientation completed 
  4. Implementation plan of e-tracker; City Corporation orientation completed 
  5. Progress report of construction   
  6. EVM assessment plan and finalized the district and zones for assessment
  7. Draft EVM assessment report of selected areas
  8. Progress report of construction   
  9. Final layout plan approved by MOH
  10. Renovation report of training centre
  11. HR plan finalized, outline of training curriculum drafted
  12. Progress report of construction   

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in medicine, public health, health research, health policy and/or management, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience inpublic health planning and management and/or in relevant areas particularly work experience immunization programme and EPI supply & cold chain management. Working experience and familiarity with the health programme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, or any other agencies will be an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Bengali is required.

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.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Duration of this assignment : 11 months
  • Consultancy fees: Tk. 2,25,000/= per month
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