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National Consultant on Cold Chain and logistic of vaccine

Yaoundé (Cameroon)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Yaoundé (Cameroon)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Supply Chain
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-25

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To improve the management of cold chain and the quality of vaccine in intermediate and operational level, UNICEF Cameroon aims to provide support through the recruitment of 04 cold chain specialists to accompany intermediate and operational levels in monitoring vaccine supplies with emphasis on routine immunization, specific monitoring of the supply and procurement of GAVI's ongoing grants (CCEOP, HSS2).

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, the right to be immunized

Although having reached an acceptable level of performance. Immunization coverage remains stationary the last 3 years and the country faces huge challenges in vaccine management

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of immunization specialist with close collaboration of the chief of Health, the immunization officer/ consultant provides technical support and coordination to cold chain and vaccine management under immunization system strengthening and acceleration of Routine Immunization in Cameroun. Document project information, achievements and funds utilization for preparation of donor reports and funding proposals.


Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Provide technical support for monitoring the proximity of vaccine and real time monitoring of the utilization of vaccines and other immunization inputs at all levels. Maroua (Far North and North), Bertoua (Adamawa, East and South), Buea (South-West, West and North-West) and Yaounde (Littoral and Central);
  • Provide technical support for specific monitoring of the supply and procurement of GAVI's ongoing grants (CCEOP, HSS2) technical support for the deployment of CCEOP and HSS2 equipment.
  • Provide technical support for the establishment and operation of logistics committees in the 10 regions.
  • Provide technical support for the supply chain evaluation.
  • Provide technical support for the evaluation of effective vaccine management (EVM).
  • Provide support for other matter related to the cold chain at the request of the supervisor

Key Expected Results, Deliverables 





  • A monthly analysis report of SMT from the regions shared on time, incorporated the list of unprovisioned districts and the corrective actions envisaged in the latter
  • A monthly report of technical support for specific monitoring of CCEOP and HSS and the deployment of CCEOP and HSS2 equipment.
  • A monthly report of the meetings of the logistic committees of the support regions;
  • A monthly warehouse inventory report for each support region:


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



University degree in engineering, logistics management, public health or related technical field (Bachelor + 3). Familiarity with the theoretical basis and the practical applications of cold chain principles, vaccine and logistics management, as well as the planning and management of PHC services, with emphasis on delivery of immunization services.




At least two years progressively responsible field work experience in immunization and cold chain required, including experience at national level in Africa or other developing countries. Previous experience in working within UNICEF or other UN agencies is an asset


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.

The competencies required for this post are….

This NOA consultant

Core Values


  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity


Core competencies


  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)


Functional Competencies:


  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)




The consultants will be based in Maroua (Far North and North), Bertoua (Adamawa, East and South), Buea (South-West, West and North-West) and Yaoundé (Littoral and Central);

hey will do field missions on average 10 days of missions per month, especially in regions other than their region of residence. Travel expenses will be covered by them.



The consultants will be placed under the direct supervision of the immunization specialist in close contact with the Sub-Office health specialist and the head health section.

They will have deliverables to submit to him for validation in the prelude to each payment request.

They will have a self-assessment pool every five month and be subject to formative supervision activities.





Any natural or legal person with the qualifications described above wishing to apply for this consultancy will submit a dossier including a technical offer and a financial offer. The technical offer will present the methodological approach proposed to achieve the objectives of the mission within the time allotted. The financial offer will present the detailed costs of the service. A distinction will be made between fees and reimbursable fees

The below information will be shared during advertising and therefore should be carefully considered and updated.




For Consultants

  • Educational Background (3pts)
  • Qualifications and skills (4pts)
  • Range and depth of relevant experience especially with similar projects (4pts)
  • Competitive advantage over other candidates (2pts)
  • Previous UNICEF/UN contracts and duration 
  • Language: Fluency in French/English (2pts) 

Overall Response


  • Completeness of response (10pts)
  • Overall concord between TOR/needs and proposal (15pts)

Proposed Methodology and Approach

  • Methodology and approach used - compatibility with UNICEF (25pts)
  • Project management, monitoring and quality assurance process (3pts)
  • Team composition and experience (2pts)



Financial evaluation



 / 100




The financial proposal shall contain the information on the fees for the services to be provided, based on the expected results in the terms of reference.

The maximum number of points will be attributed to the lowest financial proposal that is evaluated and compared to other technically qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points during the technical evaluation. The other financial proposals will receive points in reverse proposal at the lowest price.


Please submit the technical and financial offer separately

View our competency framework at

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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