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Apply for the International Consultancy to Support the Implementation of the WHO-UNICEF-GAVI Immunization Regional Working Group, ESARO, Nairobi, (Remote – Home Based)

Deadline: 20 Oct 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Contract type: Remote International Consultancy
Duty Station: Nairobi
Level: International Consultancy
Location: Kenya
Categories: Health

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, health

How can you make a difference? 

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Working Group (ESA RWG) for Immunization led by WHO, UNICEF, and GAVI, serves as a platform for all key actors in the immunization space to coordinate efforts and provide support to countries to achieve the ambitions set out in the Immunization Agenda 2030, and regional priorities. 

International Consultancy Scope of Work

1. Goal and objective of the International Consultant

The incumbent of this position supports ESARO in facilitating and providing coordination support to partners of the Regional Working Group and Country Offices to effectively assist countries in delivering immunization programs.

2. Activities and Tasks of the International Consultancy

1Inception report and work plan in place
2Documents and materials are produced to support project management and coordination of RWG support to countries (including support related to GAVI applications e-g FPP, HSS, EAF) for enhancing delivery of essential immunization through the RWG.
3Up-to-date partners matrices and map of activities are developed to facilitate partners’ support to countries
4Six RWG monitoring reports on country implementation performance progress are produced, and shared.  
5Final consultancy report prepared and shared

3. Work relationships

The management of the contract will be led by the ESARO Health section. The Regional EPI Coordinator will be the direct supervisor of the consultant. The consultant will work in close collaboration with other members of the RWG in ESARO (Health and SBC sections) WHO, GAVI, and the chair of the West and Central Africa Regional Working Group. 

4. International Consultancy Outputs/Deliverables

DeliverablesDuration (Estimated # of days or months)Timeline/ DeadlineSchedule of payment
Inception report and work plan in place10 days10 November 202310% by 20th November 2023
Documents and materials are produced to support project management and coordination of RWG support to countries (including support related to GAVI applications eg FPP, HSS, and EAF) for enhancing the delivery of essential immunization through the RWG 80 days30th March 202430% by 15 April 2024            
Up-to-date partner matrices and maps of activities are developed to facilitate partners’ support to countries   65 days 15th July 2024 25% by 30th July 2024  
Six RWG monitoring reports on country implementation performance progress are produced and shared.  45 days 20th September 202420% by 30 October 2024  
Final consultancy report prepared and shared10 days30th October 202415% by 10 November 2024

International Consultancy Payment Schedule

The payment schedule to be followed is listed above alongside the deadlines for the completion of tasks/activities (deliverables). Payment is upon satisfactory completion of deliverables.

Please note that the final remuneration will be negotiated by HR

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in public health, global/international health, health policy and/or management, or other health-related sciences is required. *A first University degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience of relevant work experience, especially in coordinating, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating global health programmes is required at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 
  • Experience on how to coordinate country engagement across multiple partners
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex international development concepts for multiple audiences (UNICEF, UN, donors)
  • Highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

How to Apply for the International Consultancy position

Qualified candidates for the International Consultancy position are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, or P11 form and their technical and financial proposals to the online recruitment portal (Talent Management System), indicating their rate (daily/monthly) expressed in US$. The fees should be inclusive of other costs incurred such as travel or subsistence allowances for international consultants who will be based in Nairobi.



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