National Consultant to Support the Immunisation Supply and Cold Chain


About the position

• Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Deadline: 23 May 2023 SE Asia Standard Time
• Language Requirement: English and Khmer
• Type of Contract: Full-time
• Contract type: Consultant


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.

And we never give up.

For every child, a childhood.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNICEF is seeking a national consultant for 105 working days over a period of 8 months, with expertise in CCVLM with excellent understanding of the immunization supply chain system in the Cambodia’s health system at national and sub-national levels. The consultant will be based mainly in the MOH/NIP office, to provide day to day technical support in the development and updating of new tools for immunization supply chain (iSC) monitoring and processes, planning the introduction of new vaccines (e.g., HPV), as well as CCVM capacity building and skills transferring of the newly recruited staff at NIP.

The assignment’s overall purpose is to provide technical support to the National Immunization Programme (NIP) in strengthening iSC system and staff capacity via skills transferring to new Government staff that have been recruited to NIP. The focus will be to support NIP in continuing the implementation of recommendations from the 2020 EVMA.

The deliverables should be able to assist the NIP with the following:

1. Skills transferred and capacity developed for the new cohort of iSC staff at NIP

2. Facilitate robust and systematic implementation of the CCEOP by developing deployment plan and delivery.

3. Updated national Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) to ensure vaccines are stored, transported, and administered in a safe and effective manner.

4. Improved vaccine stock visibility and management at all levels to reduce vaccine wastage rate and effective use of data in vaccine need forecasting and allocation.

The consultant will be home-based and expected to spend substantial time in NIP, UNICEF premises when required, and in the field.

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Engineering, public health, medical/health related sciences, or any other related field.
  • At least eight years experiences in managing immunization supply chain system in Cambodia.
  • Excellent knowledge about Cambodia’s health system
  • Ability to work independently and within set timeframes.
  • Previous experience working with or supporting MOH on immunisation supply and cold chain management an asset.
  • Training or experience in partnership management is an asset.
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Have a very good knowledge of network infrastructures, databases, cloud technologies, systems integration, and other technologies
  • Have expertise in building the capacity of agents in the use of a logistics information management system
  • Have very strong immunization supply chain data analytical skills
  • Have skills in vaccine forecasting, and distribution planning
  • Has very good knowledge of RTMDs and the interpretation of temperature data
  • Fluent in the local language Khmer, oral and written
  • Fluent verbal communication in English is required

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