UN Children's Fund Cold Chain Specialist – National Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Children's Fund Cold Chain Specialist – National Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 02 Oct 2019

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  • Develop management and decommissioning protocol/guideline for old and absolute cold chain equipment

  • Identify organization responsible for CCE and environment and their responsibilities for the decommissioning task/define their roles and responsibilities.
  • Review decommissioning guidelines available in the global settings and adopt with country’s context which economically and environmentally feasible management of old and obsolete cold chain equipment and their disposal. Provide specific recommendations to improve cold chain capacities

    Specific Tasks,

    The consultant will perform during his consultancy period:

  • Identify documents with local and international standards. carefully evaluated reference to existing standards and that the requirements of all relevant stakeholders are taken into consideration.
  • Work with the national immunization supply chain Logistic Work Group (LWG) and identify public and private sector offices, organizations and expertise which have direct and indirect responsibilities; accountable for public sector property management and disposal of these cold chain equipment (CCE).
  • Identify and review polices, guidelines and procedures related to public sector property management, cold chain, environment etc. Explore sources and identify technology for decommissioning feasible for the locality- for national and further health administration levels.
  • Develop guideline/protocol – which provide an easily and accessible decommissioning methods/deposal method - economically and environmentally sound disposal mechanism, which could be adopted at all levels of the immunization supply chain levels.
  • A national consultation process may be required prior to adoption of a standards to ensure the disposal methods are responsive to the national and local contexts.


    The consultant will be recruited by UNICEF and work with MOH, EPSA and partners through LWG and develop the management and decommission protocol/guideline He or she will work from home 50% of the time and 50% of his/her time working from the country office- work in person with LWG and ECO- discuss and finalized the work.

    Weekly hold tele-conference with ECO and LWG and sharing useful resources form both side (policy, goldmines etc.). Draft document shared for feedback, reviewed and discuss in plenary

    Contract Duration- The consultant will be recruited for two months and work from home and at ECO for two days per week to review work done in due time with immunization team.

    Expected Deliverables



    Deliverable – 1

    Week 2-3

    Deliverable – 2

    Week 2-4

    Deliverable – 3

  • Week 4-5 zero draft

  • Week 5-6 1st draft

  • Week 6-8 final draft


  • The consultant will report directly to Immunization officer at UNICEF Health Section,
    Mid and final written reports submitted to the UNICEF Health Section
  • Management and disposal protocol final draft
  • Payment will be made at the inception and upon completion of key outputs for the reporting period. The protocols/guldens and periodic report submitted final approval required by UNICEF Health Section.

    Payment terms

    payment will be linked to deliverable as per the above timeline (open for change but not less than least two tranches).


    Tranche of payment

    End of Month one: Deliverable – 1 -2


    End of Month 2: Deliverable – 3 and

    After approval of the protocol


    Expected background and Experience

    Education Requirements: Advance University Degree in biomedical, electrical and mechanical engineering or other hazardous substance and environmental protection related sciences is required.

    Work Experience: A Minimum of five years’ experience is required in managing cold chain and medical waste management /hazardous substance and chemical waste management/ at different level and knowledge of National Regulatory and Environmental Laws and Guidelines are required.

    Language requirement: Fluency in English is required.

    Nationality: Ethiopian Nationality

    Policy both parties should be aware of:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
  • Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
  • The Form 'Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary' must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
  • TA will be provided DSA for travel to the field (outside of the duty station)
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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    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.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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

    UN Children's Fund Cold Chain Specialist – National Jobs in Ethiopia

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