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National Consultant-Immunization Waste Management Rapid Assessment, 6 months, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Environment
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Waste Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-25

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UNICEF Mongolia is looking for a National Consultant who will conduct Waste Management Rapid Assessment on the Immunization practices in Mongolia.

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, care.

The Government of Mongolia and the United Nations Children’s Fund for Mongolia (UNICEF), under its 5th Country Programme (2017-2022), aim to strengthen national and decentralized systems to ensure most disadvantaged children benefit from increased access to and utilization of services that promote health, clean air, nutrition, inclusive education, early childhood development, social protection, child protection, WASH and climate change action.

Inadequate management of waste generated in health care facilities causes direct health impacts on the community, the personnel working in health care facilities, and on the environment. In addition, pollution due to inadequate treatment of waste can cause indirect health effects to the community. The introduction of almost 4,5 million syringes and 1.3million vials to vaccinate 60% of the Mongolian population (4,5 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines for 2,25 million people) waste will place a significant additional burden on already-stretched current waste management practices, safety and the environment.

How can you make a difference?

The rapid assessment aims at reducing the disease burden caused by poor health care waste management (HCWM) through the promotion of best practices and the development of safety standards. The purpose of the assignment is to conduct Waste Management Rapid Assessment on the Immunization practices in Mongolia and present the findings to the MOH, NCCD and other relative partners. Capacity building of the health care workers at various levels is also an essential part of the assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor (Immunization Team Leader), the consultant will work closely with the relevant officers of the COVID 19 Immunization team to:

  • Conduct assessment of immunization waste-management system, including handling of the infectious waste contaminated by COVID 19 virus monitoring mechanisms in Mongolia.
  • Desk review of national legislation, policies, regulatory and institutional framework on healthcare waste management (HCWM) system with a specific focus on immunisation program waste.
  • Evaluate current HR capacity in MOH/NCCD to provide management and QC/QA oversight.
  • Draw conclusions and recommendations for HR capacity building in notably weak HCWM practices and processes.
  • Recommend safe and environmentally appropriate final disposal arrangements for immunization waste inclusive of an operational framework.
  • Draft a plan for HR capacity building, within MOH/NCCD for management and QC/QA practices, and private sector handlers, transporters and disposers as may be appropriate.
  • Implement ToT capacity building program for  MoH/NCCD personnel at Central/Province/Districts.

Contract duration: 6 months (tentatively between 1/11/2021 – 30/04/2022)

Type of engagement: Deliverable based consultants.

For detailed Terms of Reference please click Download File Consultancy ToR_Waste Management_ad.pdf

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

    An advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in Public health, Public Administration, Environmental Health, Supply Chain Management or related field
    At least 5 years of relevant experience  in the area of public health, waste management and environmental health,
    Experience in the conceptualization, design, and assessment of waste management and environmental engineering
    Excellent writing skills in English and research writing are an essential requirement for this post

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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