In order to align with Global and Regional priorities, address challenges including the introduction of new vaccines and reaching unreached children, and enhance the scope and effectiveness of immunization services, the EPI programme has been renamed as Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) programme. UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged in order children to save their lives, to defend their right and 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. And we never give up. For every child, [Health] How can you make a difference? PURPOSE Given the above background, UNICEF Health section, with funding from regular resources, would like to recruit a consultant to provide Technical Support to ensure effective and efficient implementation of immunization activities in Tanzania from 1st August 2020 to 31st July 2021. SPECIFIC TASKS The consultant will support the Immunization programme in providing technical expertise with the following specific tasks: 1. Support in developing strategies to address immunization coverage barriers for Measles-Rubella Second Dose and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines 2. Support in implementation of interventions to address discrepancies related to geographical, gender, socio-economic and education that were observed in accessing immunization services 3. Provide effective managerial skill transfer to the immunization programme to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the programme 4. Restrategize interventions targeting vulnerable group of children such are refugees and nomadic populations to achieve the desired goals for immunization. 5. Support implementation of intervention that addresses community and health system barriers for immunization services in Tanzania. 6. Support in development of National Immunization Strategy for Tanzania in line with the Immunization Agenda 2030 7. Provide technical support through teamwork to strengthen effective Capacity Building activities in the development, implementation, and management of the Immunization Programme 8. Participate in all immunization technical working group and other meetings and provide feedback to the UNICEF health section team 9. Support roll out of Electronic Immunization System (EIS) for better immunization Data Management 10. Provide technical support to enable programme efficiency, effectiveness, and vaccination coverage to be enhanced through effective implementation and monitoring. 11. Provide progress reports and work plans timely and ensure effective technical assistance is provided in introducing new vaccines, routine immunization, periodic campaigns, and Cold Chain development and maintenance. 12. Ensure effective innovations, communication, networking, and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners EXPECTED DELIVERABLES Expected outcome: Immunization programme in Tanzania is improved and sustained in terms of coverage and equity and there is increased visibility of UNICEF role in supporting immunization programme in Tanzania. The technical support provided is appreciated by all partners. Specific deliverables, Time frame, Comments and Payment 1 Develop strategies to increase immunization coverages for MR 2 and HPV vaccines 90 days Submission of Progress Update Report to UNICEF indicating strategies developed and progress of implementation 20% 2 Submission of Progress Update Report to UNICEF indicating strategies developed and progress of implementation 90 days Submission of progress Update Report to UNICEF and make a presentation to IVD TWG 20% 3 Support programme management including Design, implementation, budget preparation, management, Monitoring and Reporting. 30 days Submission of progress Report to UNICEF and IVD indicating management activities supported 10% 4 Support immunization programme interventions to vulnerable group of children such as refugees and nomadic populations 30 days Submission of Progress Report to UNICEF and Kigoma Region 10 10% 5 Support in developing national immunization strategy that is in line with IA2030 60 days Submission of Progress Report to UNICEF and present to MoHCDGEC ICC 20% 6 Provide technical support in capacity building activities and document results 15 days Submission of Report to UNICEF indicating capacity building supported 5% 7 Regularly participate in workshops and meeting of the Immunization programme, document and provide feedback 15 days Submission Report to UNICEF indicating workshop/meetings participated 5% 8 Support roll out of Immunization Electronic System (EIS) 15 days Submission of report for the roll out of EIS 10% REMUNERATION The incumbent will receive payments based on UNICEF procedures, according to schedule highlighted earlier and the accomplishment of the aforementioned deliverables To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…Apply Now
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Heath and university degree with health background( MD,Nursing or other health disciplines)
- A minimum of [Ten years] of relevant professional experience in managing Immunization or other MNCH programmes
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with Emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Proven expertise in managing, monitoring, and evaluation of Health Programmes
- Proven working relation with national, regional, district and sub-district structures
- Strong analytical skills - Knowledge of the Tanzanian mainland and Zanzibar context and EPI programme
- Excellent facilitation skills, negotiation skills, and oral and written communication