UNHCR Immunization Vaccine and Logistics Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR Immunization Vaccine and Logistics Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

  • 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, Results

  • How can you make a difference?


  • Join our team to provide support to FMOH- EPI case team and EPSA to manage overall immunization supply chain including vaccines, dry supplies and other immunization related logistics and the cold chain. The mandate includes support for forecasting and planning for procurement, receiving in the country, timely distribution, distribution and monitoring of utilization and stock management and periodically reporting on stocks for vaccines and logistics for EPI, COVID-19, and Supplementary Immunization Activities.

    Specific objectives

  • To conduct situation assessment on immunization supply chain system at the national and sub-national level.

  • Support immunization supply chain management system design, planning follow up of implementation

  • Provide quality technical support on operation of cold chain optimization plan (CCEOP)

  • Provide technical support procurement process, vaccine receiving form receiving, timely distribution, monitoring utilization and stock management, and periodically reporting stock for routine immunization and SIAs.

    Scope of Work

  • Immunization Vaccine and Logistics Officer will provide technical assistance to the FMoH and EPSA on immunization supply-chain situation analysis, planning, forecasting, procurement process, receiving, distribution, monitoring utilization, stock management, inventory, and periodic reporting and support capacity building of RHBs and EPSA Regional Hubs to manage cold chain and vaccine logistics supply chain.

    Key Activities

  • Conduct situation analysis for supply chain system for immunization in the country and identify bottlenecks and causalities

  • Provide quality technical support on the supply chain on immunization for designing and planning, and monitoring of implementation.

  • Collaborate with Program and Logistics Working Groups on immunization supply chain and service delivery, including EPI, COVID-19 vaccination, and SIAs.

  • Support capacity building of immunization vaccine and logistic focal persons in regions.

  • Support periodic updates on inventory and documentation for reporting of immunization supplies

    Detail Activities

  • Under the guidance of the FMoH, EPI case team leader and UNICEF immunization specialist, Immunization Vaccine and Logistic consultant will undertake the following activities:

    Conduct immunization cold chain and supply chain system situation analysis

  • Conduct immunization supply chain system situation assessment including cold chain, vaccine, dry supplies at the national, sub-national, and service delivery level

  • Conduct bottlenecks and root cause analysis of supply chain management system to drive improvements and ensure efficient and effective supply chains for children

  • Assess the adequacy of cold rooms for the vaccine, dry storage facilities, capacity, and safety store for current and future needs and suggest a recommendation

  • Support inventory and update of installed and pipeline cold chain equipment to meet current and anticipated future program need.

    Provide quality technical support on immunization supply chain design and planning

  • Provide support on designing and development of cold chain installation, maintenance, inventory, and monitor status for appropriate action

  • In consultation with the EPI case team, EPSA hubs and RHBs, support cold chain optimization platform (CCEOP) operation and participate in planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and taking corrective action

  • Status of the logistics data management system in place to ensure quality equipment installation, commissioning, timely service and maintenance interventions, and performance monitoring to CCE

  • Provide quality support on timely planning, forecasting requesting cold chain equipment, vaccine, and dry supplies

  • Ensure products and services are fit for purpose

    Collaborate with program and logistic working group on immunization supply chain service delivery including COVID-19 vaccination, and SIAs

  • Provide quality technical support on timely planning, forecasting, procurement process vaccine and other supplies receiving, customs clearing, and proper storage

  • Conduct follow-up and progress of offshore and domestic procurement and take action to ensure timely customs clearance of supplies entering the country.

  • Support timely distribution and delivery of immunization supplies for routine, SIA, and emergency response through the most cost-effective and efficient means of transport

  • Maintain strong working relations with EPSA hubs, regional health bureaus, and other relevant partners

    Support capacity of immunization supply and logistic focal persons at national and sub national on immunization supply chain
    provide training for national and sub-national cold chain and logistic officers on cold chain, cold room, vaccine, and logistics management

  • Work closely with EPI case team, EPSA, and immunization supply, and logistics working group to review preparedness and adequacy during new vaccine introduction, SIA, and emergency response, including COVID-19 vaccination

  • Develop risk management/backup strategy to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios (e.g., missed supplies and distributions, etc.).

  • Co-coordinating comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for products such as damaged supplies, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal.

    Conduct and ensure monitoring of immunization supply chain activities are properly distributed to service providers and end users

  • Fill and maintain appropriate vaccine arrival reporting for warehousing, inventory management, and in-country transport, supporting the country program implementation. Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress.

  • Ensure immunization supply including vaccines, dry supplies, tally sheets, formats, guidelines, IEC materials are timely and adequately distributed to hubs and woredas

  • Establish and monitor immunization supplies tracking and reporting system for routine and SIA

  • Follow up damaged immunization supplies and proper waste disposals

  • Maintain proper and timely recording, documentation, reporting for cold chain, vaccine, and dry supply receipt and distribution

  • Perform any related work as assigned by supervisors as required

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in

  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of insert years of relevant professional experience in

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Immunization Vaccine and Logistics Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

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