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Local Consultants: Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant - 6 Months

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-24

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The consultant that will provide support to the NIP team and work closely with the UNICEF CO team to improve the supply chain for immunization. The consultant will provide guidance and recommendations on re-designing procurement practices and improving strategies for vaccine logistics, supply chain, cold chain, and delivery, including COVID-19 vaccines.

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, a fair chance

UNICEF has been an active partner of the Government of the Philippines and civil society in realizing the rights of every Filipino child, in line with priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF efforts have been focused on the most vulnerable regions identified by the Government of the Philippines Development Plan, particularly in the regions of Visayas and Mindanao. To ensure that interventions are sustainable and scaled up, UNICEF will support primarily local government units (LGUs) as the main instruments of delivering services and building systems. The level of engagement with government institutions will take into account capacities, economies of scale and sector issues.

It has a field office in Cotabato City, the second largest city in Mindanao, southern Philippines, with some 300,000 population. The city is the regional administrative centre of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and over 80 percent of the population is Muslim. Mindanao is both conflict-affected and prone to frequent earthquakes and typhoon storms. 

Visit this link for more information on Philippine Country Office: https://www.unicef.org/philippines/

How can you make a difference

Scope of Work

  • Supply Chain Strengthening:
    ● Review the EPI procurement documents for the last 5 years and assess the gaps and bottlenecks
    ● Review DOH legal opinion and Commission on Audit’s Audit Observation Memorandum pertaining to UNICEF procurement
    ● Develop a cost-benefit analysis of local procurement vs UNICEF procurement
    ● Maintain a repository of possible financing schemes that UNICEF and its partners may offer to the government. This includes packaging these possible financing schemes for government buy-in.
     
  • Procurement Coordination:
    ● Facilitate discussion with or among key stakeholders regarding the procurement services requirements of DOH
    ● Review COVID-19 vaccine cold chain procurement documents and assess applicability for routine immunization
    ● Support development of improvement plan for local and UNICEF procurement services for routine immunization, and COVID-19 vaccines
    ● Propose mechanisms to improve supplier readiness prior to bidding process are commissioned
    ● Research on procurement of end-to-end cold chain and logistics provider for other National Government Agencies (NGAs)
     
  • Immunization Technical Assistance:
    ● Attend meetings in relation to the scope of the consultancy
    ● Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be requested by the NIP Team Lead and Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB) Director
    ● Develop manuals of procurement for routine immunization, and COVID-19 vaccination
    ● Training of DOH’s key procurement staff on the manual

Work Assignments/Tasks

- Cost benefit on local VS UNICEF Procurement
- Policy brief and technical reports on the assessment and recommendations for procurement, logistics, and supply chain for routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination

Deliverables

- Inception Report on the key outputs and deliverables of the consultancy.
- Progress report on Legal Opinion and COA findings vs UNICEF Memorandum of Understanding
- Report on Supply Chain Bottleneck Analysis
- Supply Chain Improvement Plan
- Report on Cost benefit analysis of local vs UNICEF Procurement
- Report on the applicability of COVID-19 procurement with that or routine vaccines
- Final report with full documentations

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Consultant

  • Minimum of a Post-Graduate Degree in Administration, Law, Public Policy, or other related field.
  • 5 Years of Experience, of which 1 Year must be extensively related to Government Procurement and/or Supply Chain.
  •  
    Work Experience on Local and International Government Procurement or Projects Funded by International Organizations will be an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 24 June 2021.  Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: ------ will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a COVER LETTER, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) previous supervisors. Please indicate your area of assignment, ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

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"UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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."

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