Work type: Consultancy
To improve the management of cold chain and the quality of vaccine, UNICEF Cameroon aims to provide support through the recruitment of a cold chain specialist to accompany intermediate and operational levels in monitoring vaccine supplies with particular emphasis on routine immunization .
. Under the guidance of immunization specialist with close collaboration of the chief of Health, the immunization officer/ consultant provides technical support and coordination to cold chain and vaccine management under immunization system strengthening and acceleration of Routine Immunization in Cameroun. Document project information, achievements and funds utilization for preparation of donor reports and funding proposals.
|ACTIVITIES, DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES, PLUS BUDGET PER DELIVERABLE|
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to Cold chain management
- Support to Logistics Planning and demand
- Support in stock management, injection safety and waste management
- Support in resource mobilization and Donors reporting
1. Support to Cold chain management
- Provide leadership in introduction and implementation of newer and advanced technologies in cold chain and vaccine management, particularly temperature monitoring devices, solar and battery operated cold chain equipment, and other newer technologies that support the quality assurance of vaccine. Monitoring the timely and complete uptake of Stock Management Stool (SMT)
- Provide support to regional logisticians on conducting periodic inventories and monitoring of vaccine stocks with the SMT, particularly in the southern and eastern regions. Support Immunization Specialist in augmentation and implementation of national cold chain management information system (NCCMIS) and Vaccine Logistics with key objectives of strengthening the cold chain capacity, improved maintenance standards and preparation of expansion plan.
2. Support to logistics planning and demand
- Periodically (every tree month), monitors the real consumption, deliveries and stock levels, in comparison with vaccine coverage in order to adjust and communicate with proper updates on the demand forecast.
Develop practical tools and procedures to calculate the procurement requirements of vaccines and immunization supplies (Demand forecast) to fulfil the demand of the immunization program; Assists on the monitoring of the logistics plan, updates and communicates about progress to the participating stakeholders in the immunization program.
Assist MoH in collaboration with immunization specialist in vaccine and supply procurement and distribution.
4. Support in stock management, injection safety and waste management.
- -Establish procedures and contribute to trains all the personnel on aspects related to timely registration of movement (reception, shipping, etc.) of vaccines and immunization supplies in order to keep accurateness between physical stock and stock level in the system or register. -Provide the evidence of quality vaccine management and maintenance of cold chain through strategic studies, assessments and interventions with state government such that the learnings from good examples can be replicated across country through strong advocacy with Government.
4. Support in resource mobilization and Donors reporting
Assist in the preparation of fund-raising proposals and donor reports for EPI activities following standard UNICEF guidelines.
Perform other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor
|Include “SMART” outputs and deliverables to be produced and functions to be performed, which will contribute to the completion of the assignment and achievement of objectives as stated in AWPs or office work plans.
|(in days/ weeks not as a date) Outline timeline for initiation and specific dates for completion of outputs||Payments should be clearly linked to deliverables and should not be on a basis of a monthly “salary” payment.|
|Proportion of updated area inventories each month;||End of each month|
|Proportions of SMT for regions shared on time;||End of each month|
|Existence of a pilot system for monitoring the management of vaccines in the Eastern and Southern regions||End of the 3rd month|
|Quarterly review of forecasting data;||1st month and end of the 3rd month|
|QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES|
|University degree in engineering, logistics management, public health or related technical field. Familiarity with the theoretical basis and the practical applications of cold chain principles, vaccine and logistics management, as well as the planning and management of PHC services, with particular emphasis on delivery of immunization services.
|At least two years’ progressively responsible field work experience in immunization and cold chain required, including experience at national level in Africa or other developing countries. Previous experience in working within UNICEF or other UN agencies and in international settings, preferred.
|Fluency in French; Knowledge of English an advantage.
|CONDITIONS OF WORK|
Please provide details of conditions in which consultancy will be carried out in the attached table, i.e. office space, computer, etc. This should include specifics on logistics, transport, insurance, security and other related issues to be covered, or not covered, by UNICEF
Any R and R entitlement must be specifically mentioned
The consultant will be based in Yaoundé and will field missions on average 15 days of missions per month, particularly in the Central, Eastern and Southern regions. He will benefit from a laptop the time of his mission and an office. His / her travel expenses will be covered by the UNICEF office.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION – INDIVIDUALS
Requesters should submit comprehensive and clear criteria for how they will evaluate the candidates. You can use the structure below as a guideline but need to indicate any critical skills or knowledge that you would need your consultant to have, under points to consider.
When it comes to evaluating the candidates – the new evaluation form should be completed. Remember the Rep would like to review the proposed candidate before the selection goes to CRC (if required) or for contract issuance.
The below information will be shared during advertising and therefore should be carefully considered and updated.
|TECHNICAL CRITERIA||POINTS TO CONSIDER|
|For Consultants 20||· Educational Background; 3
· Qualifications and skills;4
· Range and depth of relevant experience especially with similar projects ;4
· Competitive advantage over other candidates;3
· Language: Fluency in French and English 4
· Knowledge of local language an asset 2
|Overall Response 25
|· Completeness of response 12
· Overall concord between TOR/needs and proposal 13
|Proposed Methodology and Approach50||· Technologies used – compatibility with UNICEF
· Project management, monitoring and quality assurance process
· Innovation approach
· Instructional strategies
|Financial offer 25||· Realism on estimated costs 25|
NOTE FOR CONSULTANTS AND INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS:
Please submit a technical and a financial offer along with your proposal, which contains the following information:
Please submit a detail financial offer along with your proposal, which contains the following information:
- Fee for services to be provided – based on the deliverables in the Terms of Reference
- Wherever possible, indicate the itemized cost of the travel (air tickets etc) and subsistence fees during the stay in the field.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
The financial offer should be complete, itemized, indicating separately the honorary and logistics costs, taking into account all the fees necessary to produce the deliverables, including the travel to Yaoundé .