The Health Systems team takes a systems and cross-technical approach to ensure delivery of equitable primary health care. VillageReach is seeking a Consultant to lead efforts to strategically grow the portfolio around waste management for vaccines and vaccine forecasting, with a focus on environment and equity.
Scope of Work
The position will focus on improving vaccine forecasting using innovative methods and tools, and collaborating with external partners in sharing country-level learning. The Consultant will be responsible for growing VillageReachâs portfolio on waste management practices in immunization, especially from a perspective that minimizes impact to the environment. Ideal candidates will have strong stakeholder management skills, project management skills, and technical understanding of immunization supply chain in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Waste Management (30%):Develop waste management playbook from a practical perspective in collaboration with partners. Consider learnings from VillageReachâs implementation of high volume sites or in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Cote dâIvoire. Review Gaviâs vaccine waste management maturity model and explore opportunities to Lead business development around vaccine waste management to reduce the impact on climate and carbon emissions, and grow into a strategic supply chain area. Develop areas of work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vaccine waste management practices, in collaboration with Gavi, UNICEF, and other partners. Work collaboratively with Gavi, UNICEF, PATH and other technical partners to develop and disseminate waste management best practices and learning.
Vaccine Forecasting (20%):
Work with partners on the implementation of Immunization Collaborative Supply Chain in DRC and Mozambique to improve data availability, improve data analysis and strengthen capacity. The initiative will generate evidence to influence country and global practices. The goals it to enable country EPI to more accurately forecast vaccine demand using data.Support DRC and Mozambique in implementing forecasting approaches and managing data. Collate lessons learned from country implementation to share with global partners and to modify approaches used in vaccine forecasting. Support iSC partners to socialize and build capacity for the in countries where VillageReach operates and for VillageReach staff using internal community of practice
Program Management:Working closely with the Immunization Lead to share learnings and tools from the Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee (iSC2) and the VillageReach supply chain community of practice Participate in external Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) technical working groups, and report back takeaways to Immunization Lead, Immunization Advisory Group, and Country Teams. Collate feedback from VillageReach country offices to share globally, as requested
General Timeline of Contract Work
VillageReach has an immediate need to engage a Consultant and anticipate this being approximately 85 hours a month over a two year period.
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