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

Immunization Supply Financing Consultant (Home based in Nigeria), Procurement Services Center, UNICEF Supply Division at UNICEF – TDPel Jobs

UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme:

Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation.
Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems.
Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach
Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels.
Supports adolescent development.Job Number: 540640
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.
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