Immunization Financing Consultant (Sudan) Procurement Services Center, Denmark

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen

Office: UNICEF Copenhagen

Closing date: Monday, 4 October 2021

Re-advertisement: Immunization Supply Financing Consultant (Sudan), Procurement Services Center, UNICEF Supply Division

Job no: 539759

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Denmark Division/Equivalent: Field Results Group

School/Unit: Copenhagen

Department/Office: Supply Division, COPENHAGEN

Categories: Supply/Logistics

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Duration: 2 months within the period of 3 months

Location: Expected to be based in Khartoum, Sudan for the extended period of time

Start Date: November 2021

Reporting to: Jointly to Finance Specialist, Procurement Services Center (PSC), UNICEF Supply Division (SD), Copenhagen, and Chief of Health, UNICEF Sudan

BACKGROUND:

UNICEF is currently looking for a consultant who will support in building the capacity of the Country Government in vaccine forecasting and budgeting.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:

Under the joint supervision of the Finance Specialist, PSC, UNICEF SD, and Chief of Health, UNICEF Sudan and in coordination with FMoH, the consultant will:

Review, and as appropriate, support revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for the 2022-2027 procurement of vaccines and other vaccine-related commodities (including the Gavi co-financing obligations and the upcoming transition from Gavi support), including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap;
Train the implicated health personnel on vaccine forecasting and budgeting;
Map the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to identify challenges in forecasting, quantification and costing of procurement needs (as well as develop budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), and cash flow timing issues, and propose solutions to address them;
Support advocacy efforts for sufficient budget to fund vaccine procurement needs through development of key advocacy materials / messages.

DELIVERABLES:

- Review, and as appropriate, support revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for the 2022-2027 procurement of vaccines and other vaccine-related commodities (including the Gavi co-financing obligations and the upcoming transition from Gavi support), including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap (25% time allocation)

In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF and UNICEF SD, the consultant will review, and as appropriate, support revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for the 2022-2027 procurement of vaccines and other vaccine-related commodities (including the Gavi co-financing obligations and the upcoming transition from Gavi support), including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap.

- Train the implicated health personnel on vaccine forecasting and budgeting (20% time allocation)

In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF and UNICEF SD, the consultant will conduct trainings of the implicated health personnel on vaccine forecasting and budgeting.

- Map the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to identify challenges in forecasting, quantification and costing of procurement needs (as well as develop budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), and cash flow timing issues, and propose solutions to address them (35% time allocation)

In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF and UNICEF SD, the consultant will map the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process to identify challenges in forecasting, quantification and costing of procurement needs (as well as develop budgeting templates and methodology if necessary), and cash flow timing issues, and propose solutions to address them.

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Support advocacy efforts for sufficient budget to fund vaccine procurement needs through development of key advocacy materials / messages (10% time allocation)

In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the MoH, the MoF and UNICEF SD, the consultant will support advocacy efforts for sufficient budget to fund vaccine procurement needs including through various meetings with the high-level Governmental Representatives and development of key advocacy materials / messages.

-Final reporting (10% time allocation)

The consultant will prepare the final consultancy report which will include:

the overview of funding needs for 2022-2027 procurement (including the increasing Gavi co-financing obligations due to the upcoming future transition from Gavi support), including information on the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap, as well as recommendations for addressing the budget gap;
summary notes from the health personnel training as well as advocacy efforts supported;
a detailed mapping of the Vaccine Procurement Budgeting Process including identified challenges and proposed solutions to address as well as (if required) the developed budgeting template with accompanying methodology / user manual.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master’s Degree in Business, Public Health, Development or Public Finance, (Health) Economics / or in another relevant discipline for health / supply financing

Work Experience: Minimum seven years professional relevant work experience in health fiscal space analysis, health / immunization financing, setting up financial solutions for health (including trust funds etc).

Competencies: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following competencies that are considered to be necessary to this consultancy: Core Competencies

Excellent communicator of verbal and written concepts to a government and international audience.

Able to quickly understand instructions, to proactively seek clarification when needed.

Tags commodities health economics health personnel immunization procurement public finance trainings trust funds

Able to work well in a team environment.

Functional Competencies

Works independently and problem-solving oriented.

Works in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.

Demonstrated communication and relationship-building skills.

Proven capacity to work with and lead collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.

UNICEF CORE VALUES

The consultant also has to follow UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.

Language:

Good working knowledge of English and Arabic (written and spoken) is required.

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

Cover letter/application.

Financial quote for the consultancy which must include: the total consultancy fee (broken down into daily rate in US Dollars and number of consultancy days), travel costs (with details of the economy class ticket price) and administrative fees (if applicable, broken down into the separate categories of costs like internet, phone etc).

CV.

Examples of previous, relevant work.

References.

P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html).

Application deadline is 4 October 2021. The applications should be submitted online through the UNICEF website. Please indicate your availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

Travel costs and DSA will be covered in accordance with UN rules and regulations. No other remunerations apply. UNICEF considers best value for money as a criteria for evaluating potential candidates. As a general principle, the fees payable to a consultant or individual contractor follow the "best value for money" principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee.

Successful applicants will be invited to a telephone interview and will be evaluated by the following criteria: Applicant x

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (max. 70 points)

Overall Response (20 points)

Understanding of tasks, objectives and completeness and coherence of response

Overall match between the TOR requirements and consultant’s competencies

Technical Capacity (50 points)

Relevance of consultant’s experience with similar projects and as per required qualifications

Quality of previous work

References

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

- Total Points

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL (max. 30 points)

Daily rate

Economy Air Ticket

Other costs

Total estimated cost of contract (proposed contract fee only)

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

- Weight Combined Score

TOTAL SCORE

NB: 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.

Advertised: Sep 20 2021 Romance Daylight Time Application close: Oct 04 2021 Romance Daylight Time

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1632177542903