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Consultancy: Review and Documentation of Polio Data Points, Strategies and Approaches to Identify and Reach Zero Dose Communities to Strengthen Immunization Integration, Consultant – Req. #567356

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United States

Consultancy: Review and Documentation of Polio Data Points, Strategies and Approaches to Identify and Reach Zero Dose Communities to Strengthen Immunization Integration, Consultant – Req. #567356

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: UNICEF 
  • Deadline: 2023-11-24
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

The consultant will:

Conduct analysis, documentation, and reporting

1. Develop and manage a work plan for deliverables.

2. Develop an analysis frame for the literature/documentation review, and interview templates considering GPEI and GAVI strategies (i.e. zero dose IRMMA framework, equity priority contexts).

3. Review polio data, literature, tools and guidance, approaches and strategies relevant to zero-dose children and communities. Include insights from other ADC initiatives, where available.

4. Conduct interviews with UNICEF HQ, Regional and Country Offices, collect additional data, resources and multimedia content. As needed, conduct a country documentation mission (estimated 3-5 days).

5. Create a user-friendly database/repository of resources and contacts.

6. Deliver a summary presentation for discussion and feedback.

7. Write a drafted report including analysis of findings, challenges, successes, opportunities, recommendations for action and an operationalization framework. Annexes to include country examples plus example data collection and tools for reference and adaptation.

8. Finalize the report incorporating feedback.

9. Work with the designer to produce a well-designed final report.

Conduct brief and support dissemination

10. Coordinate a global webinar with Regional and Country Offices.

11. Draft and finalize research article for publication, co-authored with polio and immunization team.   

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

1.  Develop work plan, including updates to and collaboration with the project team.

– Work plan presented to the project team.

2.  Develop an analysis frame for the information, data and literature review including interview tools and templates – incorporating feedback from the project team.

– Analysis framework and information collection and interview templates drafted.

3.  Conduct desk review of polio data, literature, documents, guidance, tools and strategies and similar VPD accelerated disease control data as relevant. Update analysis frame and interview tools. Incorporate feedback from Project team.

– Literature/ data desk review report including summary and analysis; and updated analysis frame and interview and/or survey tools.

4.  Conduct interviews (and other methods such as surveys) with UNICEF teams; collect data, document best practices and lessons learned and gather material. Update the information database with gathered resources.  If determined necessary, field mission for data collection.

– Report of interview (and as relevant survey) findings (and as relevant, field mission findings), including collected data and documentation.

5. Create and maintain a database or repository for collected data, tools, documents, and multimedia for reference and learning.

– Generated and populated database of collected data, tools (Excel-based) and documents.

6. Develop slides and deliver presentation to the HQ Polio and Immunization sections, including regions for discussion and feedback.

– Presentation to Polio and Immunization Sections, documented feedback from meeting.

7. Draft report, estimated 15-20 pages (with additional annexes), including analysis of findings, challenges, opportunities, recommendations for action and framework for operationalization plus annexes of 2-3 country examples plus resources. Incorporate project team feedback.

– Draft report plus annexes

8. Finalize report incorporating project team and regional, and country team inputs

– Finalize report

9. Contribution to coordination with a designer (provided by UNICEF) for layout and design of the report

– Final designed report

10. Coordinate global webinar with Regional and Country Offices for collaborative presentation of findings.

– Global webinar held, including webinar recording and report.

11. Research article for publication, co-authored with polio and immunization team.

– Final research article drafted for publication


1) Education

– Completion of advanced degree in public health, social sciences, data analytics, statistics, M&E, communication or related degree or equivalent relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree.

2) Work experience

– Demonstrated knowledge of public health functions, services and programming, particularly for polio eradication and routine immunization, and delivering public health services in diverse settings.

– At least 5-10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in polio eradication and other vaccine preventable disease outbreak response, routine immunization, and public health programs in a Country Office with high levels of zero dose or under-immunization children and/or polio outbreaks is preferred.

– Demonstrable experience in immunization programming, information and data analysis, monitoring, reporting.

– Excellent analytical and writing communication skills, demonstrated experience in documentation, strategy, guidance, research, summary documents and communication products is required. (Writing samples of 2-5 pages to be sent with application)

– Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, work independently and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.

– Strong oral and communication skills.

– Experience working in the UN system agency or organization is an asset.

– Experience in knowledge management preferred.

– Ability to work in a multicultural environment and across different levels of an organization.


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