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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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Towards achieving high immunization coverage while introducing new vaccines through equity-focused vaccination program, the need for effective immunization supply chain remains vital. Efficient supply chains equipped with reliable cold chain equipment are important in helping countries primarily to reaching children with potent lifesaving vaccines to protect them against vaccine preventable diseases and subsequently increase immunization coverage.
To support countries in improving their cold chains, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has established Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP). Through the Platform, GAVI has committed funding to jointly invest with countries to purchase and install cold chain equipment that meets specific technology requirements. With this initiative a total of 55 countries are eligible out of which 14 are in Eastern and Southern Africa Region(ESAR).
Cold chain equipment suppliers will be responsible for in-country storage, distribution, installation and commissioning of equipment. UNICEF SD will be the sole procurement agency for this activity that requires effective planning, implementation and monitoring of multiple activities across wide geographical areas within a short window of time.
While suppliers are responsible for all in-country operations, UNICEF strives to place the national government in the best position to oversee and manage the supplier’s performance, ensuring that all commissioned equipment meets procurement expectations, such as the agreed upon time, place, location, condition, quantity, and cost.
Hence, UNICEF/ ESARO is seeking a suitable candidate to support roll out of CCEOP and to assist with planning, implementation and monitoring of activities.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Logistics Specialist ESARO, in close link with UNICEF Supply Division Cold Chain Specialist and in coordination with Health / Immunization program ESARO, the incumbent will ensure that a phased overview is provided to every country according to the following status: Phase I dedicated to planning, phase II procurement, phase III in-country implementation and phase VI monitoring and inspection.
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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF career website on jobs.unicef.org to apply