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Consultancy – Consultant, Pre-screened Experts Pool Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Req.#567609

United States

Opportunity Deadline

25/11/2023

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Job Description

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United States
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: N/A
  • Gender: Both

Scope of Work:

The RCA would entail appraisal of current practices, relevant to different elements of routine immunization programme. The key objectives of carrying out RCA are to:

  • Identify the underlying causes of VPD outbreak
  • Development of a costed, multi-year action plan to address the system inadequacies to prevent future outbreaks
  • Using evidence generated from RCA, for advocacy & resource mobilization
  • Periodic review to ensure implementation of action plan
  • In this context, the consultant will work with the countries, in the post outbreak period, in planning and conducting RCA in a systematic manner. The consultant will work on the followings:
  • Review, revise and contextualize RCA package (Standard Operative Procedures (SOPs), guidelines and checklists after every assessment
  • Align the tools already available for other EPI assessments and synchronize these to eliminate redundancy and bring forth efficiency and effectiveness
  • Develop a concurrent calendar for RCAs and update the calendar on quarterly basis
  • Facilitate countries in planning and implementing RCA
  • Support countries in development of action plans
  • Develop country reports
  • Maintain a database for the information collected from the countries
  • Follow up on implementation of the action plans, in the post RCA period, in the respective countries
  • Develop advocacy/communication material for MoH/donors/partners etc.

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • RCA package (SOP, checklists, ODK based tool) submitted

By 30 November 2026

  • Annual calendar of RCA activities submitted

By 30 November 2026

  • RCA planned and conducted

By 30 November 2026

  • Country RCA report finalized and submitted

By 30 November 2026

  • Country Action Plan developed and endorsed by Ministry of Health

By 30 November 2026

  • Revised RCA package (in the first month of each quarter) submitted after each RCA assessment

By 30 November 2026

  • Presentation and fact sheets submitted (updated every quarter)

By 30 November 2026

  • RCA package (SOP, checklists, ODK based tool) submitted

By 30 November 2026

Qualifications

Education:

  • Masters degree/ Public Health or other health related area or social sciences is desired

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills

Work experience:

  • Experience of working in health and/or EPI for at least 5 years
  • Experience in outbreak investigation and response and campaign planning and implementation
  • Experience in developing and implementing Root Cause Analysis
  • Experience in planning and conducing other EPI related assessments e.g. coverage surveys, coverage and equity assessments, EVM and vaccine wastage studies, KAP studies etc.
  • Experience of supporting countries in developing donor proposals e.g. Full Portfolio planning (FPP), Health System Strengthening (HSS), Cold Chain

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