Consultant- EPI: EIR assessments – Electronic immunization registry, Mogadiscio, Somalia At World Health Organization (WHO)


Consultant- EPI: EIR assessments

Electronic immunization registry

( 2305623 )

Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 4 months

Job Posting: Jun 22, 2023, 6:46:30 PM

1. Area of expertise:

EPI: EIR assessments

Electronic immunization registry

2. Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical support to the country in assessing needs for electronic immunization registry in Somalia

3. Background

Following years of conflict and effects of climate change, Somali children and their mothers continue to suffer from multiple deprivations, including access to immunization services and adequate nutrition. which deny them the opportunity to thrive and reach their full developmental potential.

To meet various stakeholders’ expectations in-terms of strengthening the overall health system in Somalia. World Health Organization, Country Office in Somalia (WHO/SOM) intends to devise a plan to effectively execute, measure, monitor and report an effective Immunization services delivery programme, resulting to reduced infant mortality, improve vaccination coverage, build data credibility.

4. Deliverables

In consultation with the WHO Somalia team, UNICEF, Federal Ministry of Health and other key partners

Output 1: To conduct a data platform assessment exercise for better understanding of available data platforms, data capturing method, process for validation and identifying missing data, relevant technology (including manual process involved) used..etc.

Deliverables:

1.1 Conduct analysis of different data platforms and propose most relevant and useful data platform for Somalia EPI programme.

1.2 Develop effective system to communicate with target sector for sending information and reminders for immunization in a timely manner.

1.3 Work with national team to develop methods to monitor “drop outs” and track missing children and pregnant women who have missed out routine immunization

1.4 Support preparation of methods to measure and monitor the immunization programme’s effectiveness on real time basis.

1.5 Prepare report on the work performed, providing recommendations on the identified gaps and areas that need to be updated.

o Prepare feasibility report for developing and storing data based on the current country situation in terms of accessibility, availability of internet, coverage etc.

Output 2: Design an electronic registration system for EPI programme.

Deliverable 2:

  •  To demonstrate that the developed electronic registration system is:
  •  Adaptable to each party in ecosystem
  •  Technologically deployable
  •  Easy to capture/ monitor.
  •  Technology & device agnostic
  •  Modular & Flexible on reporting

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

University degree in business administration; data management related fields computer, communication, electronics ..etc

Experience: Up to 5 years of relevant experience

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  •  Working experience in developing and fragile countries
  •  Good knowledge of IT technology and their use

Languages and level required (Basic/Intermediate/Expert):

  •  Excellent knowledge in English (Written and Spoken)

Location

Mogadishu

Travel

Consultant will be required to visit different states in Somalia as required.

All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.

Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration: Level A ( High end of range) – USD $6,980 ( Monthly)

a. Expected duration of contract (Maximum contract duration is 11 months per calendar year): 4 months.

Additional information:

  •  The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the selection process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.
  •  This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  •  Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  •  Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
  •  A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  •  If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/ . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  •  WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  •  WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  •  Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  •  WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  •  WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  •  Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  •  WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO

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