UNICEF Consultancy - Landscape Analysis and PSCM System Strengthening in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

UNICEF Consultancy - Landscape Analysis and PSCM System Strengthening in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia


Job no: 518641

Work type:
  • Consultancy

    Location:
  • Ethiopia

    Categories:
  • Health

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    Purpose of the Job:

  • To review the current landscape of PSCM systems and support in Ethiopia, including at the regional level in selected locations, to determine UNICEF’s areas of comparative advantage, and to develop a medium to long-term plan/roadmap for UNICEF support to PSCM system strengthening going forward.

    Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the HSS Team, and working closely with Supply Unit staff and logistics, health and nutrition colleagues and regional staff the consultant will:
  • Conduct a landscape analysis of PSCM system strengthening in Ethiopia, including at regional level in selected locations.
  • This will involve a desk review of key documents, undertaking key informant interviews with key staff working in this area from government, UNICEF, DPs, and regions, and a site visit(s) to better understand PSCM system strengthening issues at the regional and decentralized level. (13 days)
  • Present preliminary findings of the landscape analysis to the UNICEF team. (1 day)
    Produce a draft landscape analysis report. (6 days)
  • Produce a final landscape analysis report based on feedback received. (1 day)
    Use the landscape analysis report to prepare a skeleton/early draft of a medium to long term plan/roadmap for UNICEF support to PSCM SS. (3.5 days)
  • Prepare for and facilitate a working meeting of key individuals to review and revise the skeleton/early draft of the medium to long term plan/roadmap. (3 days)
  • Produce an updated version of the medium to long term plan/roadmap. (4.5 days)
    Finalize the plan/roadmap based on feedback received. (2 days)
  • Specific issues to consider and address during the landscape analysis and roadmap development include the following:
  • How to increase the effectiveness of UNICEF’s capacity building and TA for PSCM? This could potentially include:
  • Shifting the focus of embedded staff TA from gap filling to system strengthening through developing jointly agreed and monitored TOR/MoU for each position with clear, time-limited milestones for capacity development and graduation, and
  • Engaging in larger-scale reform of the PFSA and/or civil service reform to address human resource and sustainable financing issues;
  • How to sustainably increase PFSA’s capacity for large-scale procurement including equipment and supplies? Does UNICEF have comparative advantage in providing support to this area?
  • How to sustainably increase PFSA’s capacity to develop/manage
    and monitor contracts with the private sector, particularly related to the cold chain, child health and nutrition supplies? Does UNICEF have comparative advantage in providing support to this area?
    How to sustainably increase the government’s capacity to finance and to develop sustainable financing plans, particularly related to vaccines, and/or child health and nutrition commodities? Does UNICEF have comparative advantage in providing support to this area?
  • How can UNICEF better structure itself for results driven system strengthening of PSCM?

    Deliverable
  • Draft PSCM Landscape Analysis Report by 1st March 2019
  • Final PSCM Landscape Analysis Report by 15th March 2019
  • Draft Medium to Long Term Plan/Roadmap for UNICEF support to PSCM SS by 15th April 2019
  • Final Medium to Long Term Plan/Roadmap for UNICEF support to PSCM SS by 30th April 2019

    Duration and Schedule
  • The duration of the consultancy will be approximately 34 days, and the work will be undertaken between the end of January and mid-April 2019, and will include 2 trips to Ethiopia.
  • The first trip will be for the purpose of undertaking the landscape analysis, and the second trip will be for the purpose of preparing for and facilitating the working meeting of key individuals to review and revise the medium to long term plan/roadmap.

    Qualifications
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • 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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required
  • View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, 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.

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

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 3rd January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Consultancy - Landscape Analysis and PSCM System Strengthening in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

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