Immunization Supply Financing Consultant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Immunization Supply Financing Consultant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – TDPel Jobs

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Immunization Supply Financing Consultant (Home based in Nigeria), Procurement Services Center, UNICEF Supply Division

Job Number: 540640
Location: Nigeria
Contract Type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Supply / Logistics, Consultancy

How Can You Make a Difference
Key Tasks:
Under the joint supervision of the UNICEF Country Offices Health/Immunization staff, Finance Specialist, Procurement Services Center, UNICEF Supply Division, and the Supply Manager, UNICEF WCA Regional Office, the consultant’s duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Revisit the previously conducted Mapping of the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to verify which of the budgeting challenges haven’t yet been (fully) addressed and / or whether new challenges have occurred and propose a roadmap outlining short, medium and long-term recommendations to address them, including in the forecasting, quantification and costing of the procurement needs (including the development of the budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), cash flow timing issues and simplification of the budget release process;
  • Support the development or review of the yearly and multi-year (2022-2026) vaccine procurement budget, including, if necessary, development of a standardized budgeting template and Standard Operating Procedure tailored to country needs, as well as capacity building of Government in vaccine procurement costing;
  • Develop key messages and prepare advocacy materials to support advocacy efforts for ensuring enough Government budget to fund vaccine procurement needs (tailored to the MoH and MoF needs).

Deliverables:

  • Revisit the previously conducted Mapping of the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to verify which of the budgeting challenges haven’t yet been (fully) addressed and / or whether new challenges have occurred and propose a roadmap outlining short, medium and long-term recommendations to address them, including in the forecasting, quantification and costing of the procurement needs (including the development of the budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), cash flow timing issues and simplification of the budget release process (50% time allocation)
  • In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF, UNICEF SD and RO, the consultant will revisit the previously conducted Mapping of the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to verify which of the budgeting challenges haven’t yet been (fully) addressed and / or whether new challenges have occurred and propose a roadmap outlining short, medium and long-term recommendations to address them, including in the forecasting, quantification and costing of the procurement needs (including the development of the budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), cash flow timing issues and simplification of the budget release process.
  • Support the development or review of the yearly and multi-year (2022-2026) vaccine procurement budget, including, if necessary, development of a standardized budgeting template and Standard Operating Procedure tailored to country needs, as well as capacity building of Government in vaccine procurement costing (20% time allocation)
  • In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF, UNICEF SD and RO, the consultant will support development or review of the yearly and multi-year vaccine procurement budget, including, if necessary, development of a standardized budgeting template and Standard Operating Procedure tailored to country needs, as well as capacity building of Government in vaccine procurement costing (e.g. through a workshop / training).
  • Develop key messages and prepare advocacy materials to support advocacy efforts for ensuring enough Government budget to fund vaccine procurement needs (tailored to the MoH and MoF needs) (20% time allocation)
  • In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF, UNICEF SD and RO, the consultant will -develop key messages and prepare advocacy materials to support advocacy efforts for ensuring sufficient Government budget to fund vaccine procurement needs (tailored to the MoH and MoF needs).
  • Final reporting (10% time allocation)
  • The consultant will prepare the final consultancy report.

To Qualify as an Advocate for Every Child You Will Have
Academic:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Development or Public Finance, (Health) Economics / or in another relevant discipline for health / supply financing. First University degree with additional two years of relevant work experience can also be considered.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum seven years professional relevant work experience (or nine years in case of First University degree) in public finance, health budgeting, fiscal space analysis, health / immunization financing, setting up financial solutions for health (including trust funds etc).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English is required.

Competencies:
Works collaboratively with others For every Child, you demonstrate…Core Values:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competencies:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here. Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

Application Closing Date
3rd June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Qualified Candidates are Requested to Submit:

  • Cover letter/application.
  • Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars including all taxes.
  • P11 Form (PDF) if not applying through UNICEF Employment site
  • At least 3 Reference contacts.

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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