Vaccine, Cold Chain Equipment and Project Contractor, Kingston, Jamaica -Nationals (11 Months )
UNICEF Jamaica is seeking an experienced professional to support the Ministry of Health and Wellness to deploy, monitor and maintain Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) and to receive, store and successfully deploy COVID 19 vaccines and immunization supplies.
Location of Consultancy: Kingston, Jamaica
Duration: 11 Months
Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 2021
Anticipated End Date: September 30, 2022
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.
How can you make a difference? TOR - Vaccine and Cold Chain Equipment Project Contractor.pdf
- Support the Ministry of Health and Wellness in the implementation of its COVID Vaccine programme through the effective distribution, installation, use and monitoring of cold chain equipment
- Ensure documented assessment of cold chain capacity before and after receipt of the CCE, procured with support from UNICEF and the Government of Japan.
- Develop and execute a Training plan
- Support in coordinating of activities among the MOHW, UNICEF and Government of Japan where necessary
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:-
A first degree from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas:-
- Public Health
- Environmental Health
- Supply Chain Management
- Project Management
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in public health, environmental health, engineering or supply management
- Work experience in project management is an asset
- Previous work experience within the health sector will be an advantage.
Languages: Fluency in English is required.
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines and completion of all mandatory trainings. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.
UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.
Consultants and Individual contractors, even those working from home, must complete the following online courses prior to signature of contract. All certificates should be presented as part of the contract.
- Ethics and Integrity at UNICEF https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1289
- Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=114
- Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=7380
Consultants and Individual Contractors must complete the following course before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF.
- BSAFE Security Training https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17891
Any consultant or individual contractor who is issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract.
- UNICEF Information Security Awareness Course https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=12037
- Fraud Awareness https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=18439
Individuals will be required to complete mandatory trainings after being awarded the consultancy and will be required to complete mandatory trainings, sign and submit key documentation and provide proof of health insurance before signing the contract to commence services.
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.
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.
Consultants and individual contractors are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.