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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

LOCATION/DURATION:

Duration: 30 days

Dates: Between January and March 2017

Reporting to: Capacity Development Manager, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

BACKGROUND:

The GAVI Alliance Supply Chain Strategy highlights Supply chain leadership and human resources as one of the key fundamentals required to strengthen and optimize country supply chains for sustainable vaccine availability. Immunization supply chains require dedicated and competent managers as well as adequate numbers of skilled, accountable, motivated and empowered personnel at all levels of the health system. UNICEF with other GAVI Alliance partners are active in their support to countries by providing technical assistance, tools, training and other resources to build the capacity of supply chain managers who can advocate, plan and drive supply chain improvements. As part of this initiative, south-to-south/horizontal learning is fully supported and encouraged between countries to share experiences and lessons learned.

UNICEF is seeking to develop country case studies on implementation of HR strengthening/capacity development initiatives in public health supply chain management to add to a suite of evidence on how countries are practically addressing HR issues using both traditional and innovative approaches including what works well, what does not work well and lessons learned. These case studies will add to the repository of guidance customizable to different contexts to enhance south-to-south learning.

OBJECTIVE:

To develop an evidence-based case study/story on HR strengthening and/or capacity development interventions specific to public health supply chain management in selected countries.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:

The particular assignment will involve development of a relevant country-focused case study based on a structured outline including the contextual background, problem statement, methodology, results, lesson learned, testimonials and recommendations/suggestions for other countries who may consider doing the same. The case study can be around any area of SC leadership, human resources and capacity development including but not limited to: HR planning (HR policy, organization, recruitment), HR management (job descriptions, working conditions, supportive supervision, staff performance monitoring), HR development (competency levels, training, career development).

The consultant will perform the following tasks:

Develop an outline for the case studyLiaise with government and partners to build the story including relevant data, photos and quotes/testimonials.Develop a comprehensive narrative emphasizing best practices, lesson learned and recommendations for use in other contexts.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

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Deliverables

Estimated timeframe

1

Case study outline

5 days

2

Draft Case Study

20 days

3

Finalized Case Study

5 days

The activity deadlines and further specification on individual activities will be specified and agreed upon once contracted.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Bachelors university degree in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, human resources, social sciences, business administration, management, science, public health or other relevant degreeRelevant experience can be substituted for the bachelor's degree.

Technical Knowledge:

5-10 years professional work experience, working on national supply chains in low and middle income countriesRelevant experience in the area of HR/capacity development for public health supply chain management in the country proposedDemonstrated experience in writing reports and/or case studies.

Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills.

Language:

Fluency in spoken and written English or French

EVALUATION PROCESS:

Desk Review of qualified candidates, based on:

Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars excluding all taxesCV/ResumeTwo ReferencesP 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/supply/files/UN_Personal_History_Form.doc).One page abstract of the country case study being proposed

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 evaluated within the following criteria:

Applicant

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (max. 85 points)

Technical Capacity (60 points)

5-10 years professional work experience, working on national supply chains in low and middle income countries. (max 20 points)

Relevant experience in the area of HR/capacity development for public health supply chain management in the country proposed (max 20 points)

Experience in writing reports and/or case studies (max 20 points)

Analysis and Communications (20 points)

Analytical and research skills (Max 10 points)

Writing skills (Max 10 points)

Similar Projects (5 points)

References for similar or related assignments

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION - Total Points

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL (max. 15 points)

Daily Fee

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL - Weight Combined Score

TOTAL SCORE (max. 100 points)

PAYMENT TERMS:

Payment will be aligned to deliverables as agreed when contracted. All deliverables to be approved prior to payment.Expectation for travel to focus country, where required, will be covered in accordance with UN rules and regulations with travel costs and DSA (per diem).

General Conditionsof Contracts for the Services of Consultants / Individual Contractors

Legal Status

The individual engaged by UNICEF under this contract as a consultant or individual contractor (the "Contractor") is engaged in a personal capacity and not as representative of a Government or of any other entity external to the United Nations. The Contractor is neither a "staff member" under the Staff Regulations of the United Nations and UNICEF policies and procedures nor an "official" for the purpose of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, 1946 ("the Convention"). The Contractor may, however, be afforded the status of "Expert on Mission" in the sense of Section 22 of Article VI of the Convention and if the Contractor is required by UNICEF to travel in order to fulfill the requirements of this contract, the Contractor may be issued a United Nations Certificate in accordance with Section 26 of Article VII of the Convention.

Obligations

The Contractor shall complete the assignment set out in the Terms of Reference for this contract with due diligence, efficiency and economy, in accordance with generally accepted professional techniques and practices.

The Contractor must respect the impartiality and independence of UNICEF and the United Nations and in connection with this contract shall neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone other than UNICEF. During the term of this contract the Contractor must refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on UNICEF or the United Nations and must not engage in any activity that is incompatible with the administrative instructions and policies and procedures of UNICEF. The Contractor must exercise the utmost discretion in all matters relating to this contract.

In particular, but without limiting the foregoing, the Contractor (a) will conduct him- or herself in a manner consistent with the Standards of Conduct in the International Civil Service; and (b) will comply with the administrative instructions and policies and procedures of UNICEF relating to fraud and corruption; information disclosure; use of electronic communication assets; discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority; and the requirements set forth in the Secretary General's Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the office concerned, the Contractor must not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or other entity external to UNICEF any information that has not been made public and which has become known to the Contractor by reason of his or her association with UNICEF or the United Nations. The Contractor may not use such information without the written authorization of UNICEF, and shall under no circumstances use such information for his or her private advantage or that of others. These obligations do not lapse upon termination of this contact.

Title rights

UNICEF shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material created by the Contractor which bears a direct relation to, or is made in order to perform, this contract. At the request of UNICEF, the Contractor shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to UNICEF in compliance with the requirements of the law governing such rights.

Travel

If UNICEF determines that the Contractor needs to travel in order to perform his or her obligations under this contract, that travel shall be specified in the contract and the Contractor's travel costs shall be set out in the contract. In cases where travel costs have not been set in the contract, travel may either be organized by UNICEF or reimbursed upon submission of receipts within ten (10) days of completion of a specific travel on the following basis:

UNICEF will pay for travel in economy class via the most direct and economical route, provided however that in exceptional circumstances, such as for medical reasons, travel in business class may be approved by UNICEF on a case-by-case basis.UNICEF will pay for out-of-pocket expenses associated with such travel, up to an amount equivalent to the daily subsistence allowance that would be paid to staff members undertaking similar travel for official purposes.

5. Statement of good health

Before commencing work, the Contractor must deliver to UNICEF a certified self-statement of good health and take full responsibility for the accuracy of that statement. In addition, the Contractor must include in this statement of good health (a) confirmation that he or she has been informed regarding inoculations required for him or her to receive, at his or her own cost and from his or her own medical practitioner or other party, for travel to the country or countries to which travel is authorized; and (b) a statement he or she is covered by medical/health insurance and that, if required to travel beyond commuting distance from his or her usual place or residence to UNICEF (other than to duty station(s) with hardship ratings "H" and "A", a list of which has been provided to the Contractor) the Contractor's medical/health insurance covers medical evacuations. The Contractor will be responsible for assuming all costs that may be incurred in relation to the statement of good health.

6. InsuranceThe Contractor is fully responsible for arranging, at his or her own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering the term of this contract as he or she considers appropriate taking into account, among other things, the requirements of paragraph 5 above. The Contractor is not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to UNICEF and United Nations staff members. The responsibility of UNICEF and the United Nations is limited solely to the payment of compensation under the conditions described in paragraph 7 below.

7. Service incurred death, injury or illness If the Contractor is travelling with UNICEF's prior approval and at UNICEF's expense in order to perform his or her obligations under this contract, or is performing his or her obligations under this contract in a UNICEF or United Nations office with UNICEF's approval, the Contractor (or his or her dependents as appropriate), shall be entitled to compensation from UNICEF in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the fact that the Contractor was travelling with UNICEF's prior approval and at UNICEF's expenses in order to perform his or her obligations under this contract, or was performing his or her obligations under this contract in a UNICEF or United Nations office with UNICEF's approval. Such compensation will be paid through a third party insurance provider retained by UNICEF and shall be capped at the amounts set out in the Administrative Instruction on Consultants and Individual Contractors. Under no circumstances will UNICEF be liable for any other or greater payments to the Contractor (or his or her dependents as appropriate).

8. Arbitration

Any dispute arising out of or, in connection with, this contract shall be resolved through amicable negotiation between the parties.

If the parties are not able to reach agreement after attempting amicable negotiation for a period of thirty (30) days after one party has notified the other of such a dispute, either party may submit the matter to arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL procedures within fifteen (15) days thereafter. If neither party submits the matter for arbitration within the specified time the dispute will be deemed resolved to the full satisfaction of both parties. Such arbitration shall take place in New York before a single arbitrator agreed to by both parties; provided however that should the parties be unable to agree on a single arbitrator within thirty days of the request for arbitration, the arbitrator shall be designated by the United Nations Legal Counsel. The decision rendered in the arbitration shall constitute final adjudication of the dispute.

9. Penalties for UnderperformancePayment of fees to the Contractor under this contract, including each installment or periodic payment (if any), is subject to the Contractor's full and complete performance of his or her obligations under this contract with regard to such payment to UNICEF's satisfaction, and UNICEF's certification to that effect.

10. Termination of ContractThis contract may be terminated by either party before its specified termination date by giving notice in writing to the other party. The period of notice shall be five (5) business days (in the UNICEF office engaging the Contractor) in the case of contracts for a total period of less than two (2) months and ten (10) business days (in the UNICEF office engaging the Contractor) in the case of contracts for a longer period; provided however that in the event of termination on the grounds of impropriety or other misconduct by the Contractor (including but not limited to breach by the Contractor of relevant UNICEF policies, procedures, and administrative instructions), UNICEF shall be entitled to terminate the contract without notice. If this contract is terminated in accordance with this paragraph, the Contractor shall be paid on a pro rata basis determined by UNICEF for the actual amount of work performed to UNICEF's satisfaction at the time of termination. UNICEF will also pay any outstanding reimbursement claims related to travel by the Contractor. Any additional costs incurred by UNICEF resulting from the termination of the contract by either party may be withheld from any amount otherwise due to the Contractor under this paragraph.

11. TaxationUNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502179

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