International Consultancy to Support the Implementation of the WHO-UNICEF-GAVI Immunization Regional Working Group, ESARO, Nairobi, (Remote - Home Based)


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Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

UNICEF works in some of the worldâs toughest places, to reach the worldâs 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, health

How can you make a difference?  

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Working Group (ESA RWG) for Immunization led by WHO, UNICEF, and GAVI, serves as a platform for all key actors in the immunization space to coordinate efforts and provide support to countries to achieve the ambitions set out in the Immunization Agenda 2030, and regional priorities. 

Scope of Work

1. Goal and objective

The incumbent of this position supports ESARO in facilitating and providing coordination support to partners of the Regional Working Group and Country Offices to effectively assist countries in delivering immunization programs.

2. Activities and Tasks




Inception report and work plan in place


Documents and materials are produced to support project management and coordination of RWG support to countries (including support related to

GAVI applications e-g FPP, HSS, EAF) for enhancing delivery of essential immunization through the RWG.




Up-to-date partners matrices and map of activities are developed to facilitate partners' support to countries


Six RWG monitoring reports on country implementation performance progress are produced, and shared.


Final consultancy report prepared and shared

3. Work relationships

The management of the contract will be led by the ESARO Health section. The Regional EPI Coordinator will be the direct supervisor of the consultant. The consultant will work in close collaboration with other members of the RWG in ESARO (Health and SBC sections) WHO, GAVI, and the chair of the West and Central Africa Regional Working Group. 

4. Outputs/Deliverables


Duration (Estimated

# of days or months)

Timeline/ Deadline

Schedule of payment

Inception report and work plan in place

10 days

10 November 2023

10% by 20th November


Documents and materials are produced to support project management and coordination of RWG support to countries (including support related to GAVI applications eg FPP, HSS, and EAF) for enhancing the delivery of essential immunization through the RWG 

80 days

30th March 2024

Up-to-date partner matrices and maps of activities are developed to facilitate partners' support to countries 

65 days 

15th July 2024 

25% by 30th July 2024

Six RWG monitoring reports on country implementation performance progress are produced and shared.

45 days 

20th September 2024

20% by 30 October 2024

Final consultancy report prepared and shared

10 days

30th October 2024

15% by 10 November 2024

Payment Schedule

The payment schedule to be followed is listed above alongside the deadlines for the completion of tasks/activities (deliverables). Payment is upon satisfactory completion of deliverables.

Please note that the final remuneration will be negotiated by HR. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have⦠An advanced university degree (Masterâs or higher) in public health, global/international health, health policy and/or management, or other health-related sciences is required. *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 5 years experience of relevant work experience, especially in coordinating, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating global health programmes is required at national, regional, and international levels. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.  Experience on how to coordinate country engagement across multiple partners Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex international development concepts for multiple audiences (UNICEF, UN, donors) Highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

For every Child, you demonstrate⦠ 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit here. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, or P11 form and their technical and financial proposals to the online recruitment portal (Talent Management System), indicating their rate (daily/monthly) expressed in US$. The fees should be inclusive of other costs incurred such as travel or subsistence allowances for international consultants who will be based in Nairobi.

Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.



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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered âstaff membersâ under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEFâs policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). 

As the consultancy is remote, neither office space nor equipment will be provided . The consultant is expected to use their own equipment. 

[1] -04-2023-global-partners-announce-a-new-effort-the-big-catch-up-to-vaccinate-millions-ofchildren-and-restore-immunization-progress-lost-during-the-pandemic

[2] Focus on âBig catch upâ, sustainable immunization finance, HPV relaunch, new vaccines, and integration into PHC. 

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