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Introduction and roll out COVAX vaccine in Somalia consultancy- Roster

Multiple locations (Multiple locations)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-27

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  1. Area of expertise :

Introduction and roll out COVAX vaccine in Somalia consultancy- Roster

  1. Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical support to the country in introduction and roll out COVAX vaccine in Somalia

  1. Background

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and, subsequently, as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020. In response, the WHO country office for Somalia began assisting the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) of Somalia in January of 2020 to: rapidly scale up preparedness and readiness measures; develop its National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19; and enhance support to federal and state health authorities aimed at early detection of imported cases and preventing onward transmission. on 16 March 2020 Somalia confirmed first case of COVID 19. As of 5 December 2020, a total of 4,409 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 121 associated deaths. Case positivity rate is 7% and case fatality rate is 2.6 % as at 5 December 2020 GAVI open a window to support.

Somalia is one of the countries eligible for the AMC support. The objective of this consultancy is technically supporting the country in the whole process of vaccine introduction including development of national vaccine deployment plan and VIRAT

  1. Deliverables

The consultant in consultation with the MOH team will support the process of the introduction and roll out of COVAX 19 vaccine in Somalia.

Deliverables 1:

  • Update of Vaccine Introduction Readiness Assessment Tool (VIRAT)
  • Develop GAVI application for COVAX,
  • Develop national vaccine deployment plan
  • Organize the national consensus meeting to present and finalize the proposed strategic plan
  • Facilitate development of Micro-plans
  • Develop training materials
  • Develop the methodology and tools for data analysis and reporting
  • Support AEFI surveillance
  • Develop a tool to monitor/evaluate the effective implementation of the policy/procedures.
  • Promote strengthening the capacity for the implementation of the plan of action
  • Coordinate and support state level national consultant in developing their state level vaccine deployment plans

  1. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Essential qualifications:

Master’s degree in Medical, social sciences or Public health.

Experience required:

7 to 10 years of relevant experience in EPI programme management, planning and vaccine introduction process

Skills/Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Broad knowledge of EPI strategies and policies and interventions
  • Satisfactory national/international experience in the EPI
  • Sound knowledge in planning, implementation and evaluation of preparedness and response activities.
  • Initiative and ability to work in developing countries
  • Working experience in developing and fragile countries
  • Good and organized writing skills
  • Proven ability to take initiatives and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse data
  • Good and organized writing skills

Language requirements:

Expert knowledge of English is required.

  1. Location

On site

  1. Travel

Consultant will be required to visit different states as required.

  1. Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
    1. Remuneration: band level B and/or national level NO-D
    2. Expected duration of contract (Maximum contract duration is 11 months per calendar year): less than 6 months (exact dates to be decided)

Additional Information:

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
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  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
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