Consultancy to provide technical expertise for sourcing and technical evaluation of devices for cervical cancer treatment, Health Technology Centre, Supply Division, Cph
UNICEF Supply Division is looking for a Consultant to provide technical expertise for sourcing and technical evaluation of devices for cervical cancer treatment
Consultancy to provide technical expertise for sourcing and technical evaluation of devices for cervical cancer treatment
Health Technology Centre, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen
Duration: 6 months – 60 Working days
Anticipated start date: 15 November 19
Context and Purpose of the Consultancy:
UNICEF has an extensive global health presence and strong partnerships with governments and non-governmental organizations at national and community levels. We work to bring practical solutions to the women and children at greatest risk to ensure their survival and health.
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. It affects over half a million women each year and kills more than a quarter of a million. Women in low- and middle-income countries are eight times more likely to develop cervical cancer than women in high-income countries.
In high-income countries, several strategies have proved successful in decreasing the cervical cancer burden, including early detection and treatment of precancerous lesions. In low- and middle-income countries, especially in remote settings, progress has been held back by excessive costs, ineffective screening methods and ill-adapted treatment devices. A fresh approach is needed in low- and middle-income countries.
Aiming to remove disparities in the delivery of screening and treatment for cervical cancer, UNICEF joins forces with international partners to bring and scale up innovative technologies appropriate for low- and middle-income countries’ settings.
In view of the above, UNICEF is seeking for a short-term consultancy that will provide expertise required for sourcing of innovative technologies for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices for cervical cancer prevention. This will include, but not limited to, market analysis, development of tender specifications and quality requirements in compliance with the requirements by WHO, UNICEF and other global health partners.
- Support UNICEF Supply Division conducting an expression of interest (EOI) for medical devices for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices;
- Recommend a way forward for the UNICEF procurement and provide inputs to update the procurement plan for medical devices for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices;
- In collaboration with UNICEF Supply Division Innovation Team and UNICEF Technical Specialist, develop technical and quality requirements for a UNICEF tender;
- In collaboration with partners and industry, develop generic technical specifications for medical devices for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices;
- Prepare technical specifications for a UNICEF tender;
- Develop a list of invitees for a UNICEF tender;
- Evaluate offers and recommend products for procurement by UNICEF;
- Develop a guidance note(s) for procurement of recommended products.
- Detailed workplan for the consultancy; (4 working days)
- Develop an expression of interest (EOI) for medical devices for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices concluded by a summary analysis of technologies/products landscape (10-15 working days);
- Generic technical specifications of technologies/products for a UNICEF tender (10 working days);
- EOI summary report (3 working days);
- A list of invitees for a UNICEF tender (3 working days);
- Technical evaluation reports, i.e. a detailed evaluation report and a summary report with recommendations for procurement by UNICEF (10-15 working days) ;
- Product technical updates for UNICEF Supply Catalogue in line with UNICEF format (5 working days);
- Guidance Note for procurement of devices for treatment of precancerous lesions and LEEP devices for cervical cancer prevention (10 working days).
Advanced university degree in Cytology/Histology, Biomedical Science, Pathology and Medicine with specialization in pathology, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology and and/or related technical field.
Minimum 5 years’ of technical experience with medical devices, preferably in cervical cancer management. Experience working in public health programs for developing countries and/or public procurement is an asset
Other Skills and Qualifications:
- Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field of work
- Ability to conceptualize ideas and produce clear and comprehensive reports
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Able to work independently
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications
- Fluency in English is required. Additional UN languages will be considered an asset.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit:
- Cover letter/application.
- Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars including all taxes.
- P11 form if not applying through UNICEF Employment site
- At least 3 Reference contacts
All applications should be submitted through UNICEF online recruitment system before 18 October 2019. Please indicate your availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.