International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Consultant /Cholera Country Support Platform / Oral Cholera Vaccination, Campaign Implementation and Coordination)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Job Description

Consultancy – Cholera Country Support Platform (CSP)/ Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV), Campaign Implementation and Coordination** The purpose of these terms of reference (ToR) is to identify a network of consultants to be deployed under the Country Support Platform/Global Taskforce on Cholera Control (GTFCC) to support cholera affected countries in the development and implementation of their National Cholera Plan (NCP). Applying to these ToRs doesn’t guarantee an offer for a consultancy. Applications identified as suitable will be notified and will be stored in an IFRC database for a maximum period of 2 years. The CSP/GTFCC will select the consultant to be deployed according to country needs.

By applying to these ToRs you give authorization to: · share your CV with the IFRC · contact former employers for references and for information related to misconduct.

· store your CV in compliance with the Data Protection regulation. You can ask IFRC to remove or update your CV by contacting the CSP Coordinator health.department@ifrc.org Terms of reference for consultancy

Purpose of Project and Background ** In 2021, according to the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC) around 50 countries are still affected by cholera. The number of people living in cholera hotspot is estimated to be between 40 to 80 million. The burden of diseases remains extremely high with 1.3 to 4 million cases every year, including 21 000 to 143 000 deaths globally.

The GTFCC is a partnership of more than 50 institutions, including NGOs, academic institutions, and UN agencies, with a secretariat hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2017, the GTFCC launched the Global Roadmap to 2030 which aims to eliminate cholera in 20 countries and reduce the number of cholera deaths reported every year by 90%.

In 2019, Cholera-affected countries have called for additional Technical Support from the GTFCC in the development and implementation of their multisectoral National Cholera Plans for control or elimination (NCPs). In response to countries’ needs, the GTFCC has established a Country Support Platform (CSP) that will support efforts – primarily at national level – to control and eliminate cholera.

The CSP was launched in 2020 and it is hosted by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC).

The CSP is supporting cholera-affected countries by working towards the following outcomes: · Cholera-affected countries have an NCP and a multisectoral coordination mechanism to align government, national actors, GTFCC partners and key stakeholders towards a shared strategy.

· With the support of the CSP, the cholera-affected countries have mobilized resources toward the funding needs identified in their NCPs · The cholera-affected countries receive multisectoral technical support and Capacity Building for the formulation and the implementation of their NCPs.

The third outcome requires consultancies to support the cholera-affected countries around the five pillars for cholera preparedness and control: · Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) · Surveillance and laboratory · Case management · Community Engagement · Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) These ToRs refer to OCV consultancies.

Alignment to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) objectives and strategy

Strategic Priority 3: Growing gaps in health and well-being IFRC’s Strategy 2020: The IFRC supports National Societies to work with vulnerable communities to achieve better health and reduced vulnerabilities as well as to improve water and sanitation conditions in chronic and acute contexts during emergencies.

The IFRC was appointed in 2020 to be the operational arm of the GTFCC for the CSP project. This positions the IFRC and the network at the heart of global and regional partnerships for inter-agency coordination for eventual cholera elimination.

Global Flagship Initiatives: Reduce cholera related deaths by 50%. Cholera continues to threaten the lives of millions of people and yet with the provision of safe water and sanitation so many lives can be saved. The IFRC’s Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (including OneWASH) will be expanded to ensure equitable, sustainable and affordable access to water and sanitation to reduce cholera related deaths by 50% by 2025.

Project objectives

The overall objective of the deployment is to support the country in the development and/ or implementation of their OCV campaign (preventive or reactive). This can be achieved through several activities: · Support the country by assessing the need for OCV campaigns, based on hotspots Analysis, the NCP, or based on a current emergency context.

· Support the country by identifying the technical skills available, the gaps and the needs for training from all local partners involved in the OCV present and future campaign.

· Support the country in the implementation of an OCV campaign.

· Support OCV training preparation and delivery · Support the country for preventive OCV campaign planning (planning, micro-plaining, budget, HR, logistic).

· Support the country in developing the OCV request to be submitted to the GTFCC, including a budget and a draft plan.

· Support the country in implementing monitoring and evaluation activities such as coverage surveys, follow up of AEFI Desired outcomes

In collaboration with government representatives and partners of all relevant sectors · Contribute to updating the NCP for OCV pillar · Produce a needs assessment for OCV preventive and reactive campaign.

· Produce a Mapping and a gap analysis of capacities and skills related to OCV, including recommendations for potential trainings · Produce planning for OCV campaigns including micro-planning when justified with budget, HR, timeline, targets and logistic. This planning can include a logical framework · Draft the OCV request to be submitted by the country to the GTFCC.

· Produce the campaign reports · Regularly update the GTFCC on the progress of the campaign implementation Support to be provided to the consultant

IFRC WASH team in Geneva / IFRC regional office / GTFCC / CSP team will brief and support the consultant.

Education

Required

Preferred

Master degree in Public Health or similar field Preferred

Emergency Response Unit (ERU) specialized training.

Experience

Required

Preferred

Two years of experience in vaccination programs Field experience in cholera outbreak in humanitarian operations.

Preferred

Experience in health emergency programs Field experience in vaccination campaign logistic or HR Knowledge and Skills

Required

Good analytical thinking skills.

Skills in developing and facilitating training, as well as in preparing and delivering presentations.

Preferred

Good knowledge of national and international multi sectoral approaches to cholera preparedness and response Technical Competencies

Required

Identifies and establishes key operational partnerships Designs and leads a rapid health assessment and gap analysis Designs OCV planning and micro-planning Languages

English required and French as second language preferred.

Interested candidates should send their CV, letter of interest, and daily consultancy rate in CHF (Swiss francs) to health.department@ifrc.org.

Email subject: Consultancy - CSP/OCV, Campaign Implementation and coordination Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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