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Health Consultant, Cold Chain and Logistics System Strengthening Countries Support (SSA), in West Africa

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. UNICEF seeks a Health Consultant, Cold Chain and Logistics System Strengthening Countries Support (SSA) in West Arica.

Purpose of post:

The up-surge of polio in West and Central Africa and the increased focus on routine and systems strengthening for the delivery of high impact interventions has made a regional priority to strengthen cold chain and logistics (CCL) system capacity to deliver quantity and quality vaccines and other essential health commodities at country level. 
UNICEF is seeking consultants who can work to build national capacities in CCL systems, and to ensure that countries are adequately prepared to deal with the current storage needs of polio and other antigen campaigns as well as routine needs taking into account last development on polio and new vaccines. It is expected to improve vaccine management to reduce wastage and increase coverage, maximize vaccine storage and vaccine distribution given the cost and impact of these vaccines.
The following countries are expected to conduct polio campaign in 2009 and 2010:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cent. Afr. Rep., Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d'Ivoire,  Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone and Togo

Please see Terms of Reference.

Your profile:
• Advanced University Degree in Supply chain management or other academic qualifications in areas such as transport, warehousing or logistics, operations/management.
• At least eight (8) years of practical experience in managing supply chain operations involving planning, organizing, implementing and advisory support. 
• Relevant experience in cold chain and vaccines management.
• Specific cold chain/vaccines management experience required.
• Relevant experience in capacity building with specific proven experience in training.
• Fluency in English and French

If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ) to: scisse@unicef.org. Please also fill out this Self-Assessment Form. Applications should be received by 20 November 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted. Duration of this position is 11 months.

UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System; visit www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances for further information.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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