Individual National consultant to support Planning and Implementation of Electronic Immunization Registry (EIR) in UNICEF Vientiane, Laos

Full Time

Website UNICEF

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UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize children’s rights on survival, development, protection and participation.

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, support.

UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for a National consultant to support Planning and Implementation of Electronic Immunization Registry (EIR) in Lao PDR. The duration of this assignment is 11.5 months, starting from 01 Jan 2023 – 15 Dec 2023 and the consultant will be based in Vientiane.

Summary Of Key Functions/Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of HSS Manager, the consultant will support implementation of EIR tracker in Lao PDR and will assist Immunization team in smooth execution and coordination of following tasks:

  • Assist UNICEF office Immunization team in developing an action plan for EIR implementation and its linkages with DHIS2 and Immunization information system.
  • Assist T4D Specialist (Health) for setting the data processes to align with the country immunization program.
  • Assist UNICEF office Immunization team to ensure EIR is in line with the country immunization programme’s priorities and ensure compliance with interoperability standard with DHIS2/Immunization Information System.
  • Participate in the EIR piloting, testing and verify the testing results in identified geographies before nationwide implementation.
  • Working with the MOH teams from DPC, MCHC, NIP and T4D specialist of UNICEF for inclusion of piloting findings and improving/ adjusting the software and fixing any issues.
  • Identify required modifications, ahead of time, in the existing data collection and monitoring platforms, or developing a dedicated system, based on defined standard requirements
  • Support in designing training package for health staff across country for implementation of EIR (Agenda, Modules, PPTs).
  • Capacity building of national and subnational staff on EIR and it’s uses.
  • Support in developing a mechanism for concurrent monitoring of EIR implementation, identification of key challenges and suggest recommendation to improve it’s coverage.
  • Regular analysis to triangulate data with DHIS2 & other digital systems to improve its performance.

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

Qualifications And Experience

University degree, masters or above in any relevant field including, but not limited to: Public health, social science, Information management or engineering. Three to five years’ experience of working or managing health information management systems. Proven knowledge of implementing health/immunization information systems at national level

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge and experience working with Digital Public Goods such as DHIS2, OpenMRS, OpenSRP, iHRIS, OpenHIE, SanteSuite, DIVOC, CommCare, RapidPro etc. and deploying, maintaining, and scaling these technologies.
  • Exposure to UNICEF, UN or other INGO programmatic areas, including (but not limited to) health, nutrition, child protection and/or education, and experience in applying open source, digital and emerging technology solutions to address programmatic issues.
  • Experience in coordination with multiple stakeholders like government agencies, academic institutions, research organizations, private sector, etc. in implementing ICT projects and exploring space for collaboration and partnerships.

Competencies

View our competency framework at here

Languages

Professional level knowledge of Written and Spoken English and Lao language is a must. All reports must be submitted in English.

Submission Of Applications

Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • CV or Resume
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)

Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including medical insurance covering medical evacuation for the whole duration of the assignment -as part of the financial proposal submission.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022

Assessment Criteria

A two-stage procedure shall be utilized in evaluating proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared.

Applications Shall Therefore Contain The Following Required Documentation

  • Technical Proposal, including a cover letter, updated CV, and copies of 2 relevant evaluations performed earlier by the consultant or 2 references.
  • Financial Proposal: proposed monthly salary.

No financial information should be contained in the technical proposal.

For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment:

  • Technical Qualification (max. 100 points) weight 70 %
  • Degree (30 points)
  • Experience (40 points)
  • Knowledge (20 points)
  • Quality of past work (10 points)
  • Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 30 %

The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

The applicants should provide medical insurance covering medical evacuation for the whole duration of the assignment, as part of the financial proposal submission.

The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.

Please find the TOR here: ToR National consultant to support IIS implementation in Lao PDR for VA.pdf

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.

View our competency framework at here

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks

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

Company: UNICEF

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: Vientiane, Laos

Application Deadline: N/A

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