Consultant; Country Forecast and Supply Planning Improvement. Req # 570590

Emptiness Announcement: Marketing consultant

Consultancy Title: Nation Forecast and Provide Planning Enchancment Marketing consultant

Part/Division/Responsibility Station: Well being Part – PG – NYHQ

Period: 1 April 2024 – 30 December 2025

Residence/ workplace Primarily based: REMOTE


In case you are a dedicated, inventive skilled and are obsessed with making a long-lasting distinction for kids, the world’s main youngsters’s rights group wish to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been engaged on the bottom in 190 nations and territories to advertise youngsters’s survival, safety, and improvement. The world’s largest supplier of vaccines for growing nations, UNICEF helps little one well being and diet, good water and sanitation, high quality primary training for all girls and boys, and the safety of youngsters from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded solely by the voluntary contributions of people, companies, foundations, and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 workers in additional than 145 nations.


Objective of Exercise/Project:

The purpose of immunizing youngsters in all places is premised on well timed availability of vaccines and supplementary supplies and the prevention of expiry, sudden wastages, and overstock. To realize this, Immunization planning requires devoted forecasting which triangulates statutory wants with consumption, wastages and variations in product necessities together with throughout numerous disruptions.

Whereas most nations conduct forecasts on the nationwide degree based mostly on aggregated goal populations and (in few situations) earlier consumption, there are large disparities throughout sub-national wants and key unreached and underserved populations will not be immediately and systematically deliberate for.

To make sure that bottlenecks to offering immunization companies to all populations are eliminated, together with latest backsliding as a result of pandemic, in-country stakeholders should be supported to make sure that sub-national vaccine and immunization merchandise wants forecasts and provide planning are dynamic and revolutionary; and that stakeholders whereas they monitor/triangulate expiry, handle each stock-outs and overstocks and mitigate avoidable wastages; there should be focused prioritization of unreached and underserved populations. Strengthening inventory administration techniques will likely be crucial to this.

UNICEF and companions just lately finalised a forecasting and provide planning (FSP) toolbox- a collection of tips, steerage, frameworks, instruments, SOPs and so on. to offer finish to finish forecast and provide planning strengthening to nationwide and sub-national stakeholders. As a part of operationalizing the toolbox, two FSP trainings held for in-country stakeholders from 35 nations throughout 5 (5) areas, the place enchancment roadmaps had been developed.

To help with the roadmap motion gadgets, UNICEF is in search of one (1) Nation Forecasting and Provide Planning Enchancment Marketing consultant to offer experience in updating present FSP instruments, replicate inputs from stakeholders, present operationalization help and produce proof of FSP strengthening operationalization.

The consultancy project will likely be supervised by the Well being Specialist, Immunization Provide Chain and the marketing consultant will collaborate with a variety of companions in iSC2, areas and nations. The staff doesn’t at present have funding to cowl all deliberate actions that proceed till the top of 2025. Some deliverables are deliberate to be accomplished if further sources develop into out there.

Scope of Work:

Below the supervision of the Well being Specialist, Immunization Provide Chain, Nation Forecast and Provide Planning Enchancment Marketing consultant will:

  • Improvement of FSP Prototype and Device
  • Operationalization of FSP Prototype and Device
  • FSP and iSC Strengthening actions
  • Nation help and capability constructing
  • FSP Help Scale-up

Marketing consultant requires UNICEF electronic mail tackle whereas participating with stakeholders throughout world, regional, and nation ranges on above as that is crucial to receiving and managing delicate authorities provide chain knowledge.

Phrases of Reference / Key Deliverables:

Improvement of FSP Prototype and Device – By 30 June 2024

  • Prototype of FSP device developed and shared with inputs from world, regional, and nation stakeholders appropriately mirrored in prototype.
  • V1, v2 and v3 of FSP device developed with suggestions from participating with world, regional, and nation stakeholders.
  • One produced doc of classes from improvement and operationalizing of FSP prototype variations informs improvement of 1 (1) requirement doc for the net FSP device.        

Operationalization of FSP Prototype and Device – By 31 September 2024

  • Conduct trainings for 10 nations (masking nationwide and sub-national stakeholders) on use of FSP prototype device to strengthen preparation for, improvement and evaluation of forecasts and provide plans in 10 nations – This consists of not less than six (6) in-country trainings.
  • Crew member of FSP Technical Working Teams, Donor engagement and produce ten technical briefs/decks and 5 informational supplies.
  • Produce proof, together with two case research, two articles and three information gadgets based mostly on classes from improvement and operationalization of FSP instruments.

FSP and iSC Strengthening actions. – By 31 October 2024

  • Strategy and steerage for min-max inventory ranges knowledgeable FSP developed and integrated into Forecasting toolbox and FSP device.
  • FSP Assessments carried out in 10 nations.
  • FSP methodologies and instruments appropriately linked with 4 iSC instruments and features together with (not restricted to) inventory administration (Thrive 360), vaccine arrival experiences, chilly chain stock techniques and so on.

Nation help and capability constructing – By 31 January 2025

  • 5 forecast opinions ready for five nations.
  • Suggestions on forecasts and provide plans in 5 nations offered.
  • TORs with clear roles and tasks up to date for 5 nations.
  • 5 nations FSP groups arrange.
  • 5 nations and a pair of regional FSP strengthening workshops are facilitated.

FSP Help Scale-up – By  31 December 2025

  • Ten nations’ stakeholders are skilled on use of recent FSP device (one coaching per nation)
  • Ten forecast opinions ready.
  • Suggestions offered on forecasts and provide plans for ten nations.
  • TORs with clear roles and tasks are up to date for 10 nations
  • Ten nations FSP groups are arrange.
  • Put together one (1) technical requirement doc to help improvement of revised model of on-line/excel FSP device.
  • 5 (5) FSP strengthening proof supplies (2 articles, 2 case research and 1 information materials) are developed.



A complicated College Diploma in Engineering, Public Well being, Provide Chain, Improvement Research, Social Sciences, Enterprise or Public Administration or associated subject is required., or different related fields.

Work expertise:

  • At the very least (8) years of expertise in worldwide public well being programming together with not less than three (3) years in immunization and immunization provide chains, with expertise in low- and middle-income nations.
  • Expertise with well being techniques strengthening together with provide chain strengthening.
  • Expertise with participating a number of stakeholders at nations’ nationwide and sub-national ranges, together with speaking concepts in a collegiate method
  • Expertise in planning, coordination and dealing with groups in numerous time zones is a should.


  • Familiarity with in-country provide chain processes and strengthening similar to inventory and logistics administration, stock insurance policies, allocation, ordering and distribution methods, temperature monitoring, waste administration and different provide chain operations.
  • Excellent information of nation’s nationwide and sub-national forecasting processes and practices.
  • Excellent information of nation forecasting bottlenecks and numerous methodology to handle these.
  • Excellent information of programmatic practices to determine, design, goal, measure, and doc proof from provide chain/immunization interventions that search to succeed in unreached and underserved populations together with distant rural, city slums, battle settings and so on.
  • Potential to work within the multi-cultural surroundings.


Accomplished profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system and

  • Add copy of educational credentials
  • Monetary proposal that may embody/ replicate:
    • the prices per every deliverable and the overall lump-sum for the entire project (in US$) to undertake the phrases of reference.
    • journey prices and every day subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or journey is required as per TOR.
    • Every other estimated prices: visa, medical health insurance, and residing prices as relevant.
    • Point out your availability.
  • Any emergent / unexpected obligation journey and associated bills will likely be coated by UNICEF.
  • On the time the contract is awarded, the chosen candidate will need to have in place present medical health insurance protection.
  • Fee {of professional} charges will likely be based mostly on submission of agreed passable deliverables. UNICEF reserves the suitable to withhold cost in case the deliverables submitted are less than the required commonplace or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the a part of the marketing consultant.

U.S. Visa info:

Except for the US Residents, G4 Visa and Inexperienced Card holders, ought to the chosen candidate and his/her family members reside in the USA underneath a unique visa, the marketing consultant and his/her family members are required to vary their visa standing to G4, and the marketing consultant’s family members (partner) would require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to have the ability to work, even when he/she was approved to work underneath the visa held previous to switching to G4.  

Solely shortlisted candidates will likely be contacted and advance to the subsequent stage of the choice course of.

For each Baby, you display…

UNICEF’s core values of Dedication, Range and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with Individuals and Drive for Outcomes. View our competency framework at: Here

UNICEF gives reasonable accommodation for consultants/particular person contractors with disabilities. This may increasingly embody, for instance, accessible software program, journey help for missions or private attendants. We encourage you to reveal your incapacity throughout your utility in case you want cheap lodging through the choice course of and afterwards in your project. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance coverage on conduct that’s incompatible with the goals and aims of the United Nations and UNICEF, together with sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF additionally adheres to strict little one safeguarding ideas. All chosen candidates will likely be anticipated to stick to those requirements and ideas and can subsequently bear rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will embody the verification of educational credential(s) and employment historical past. Chosen candidates could also be required to offer further info to conduct a background verify. 


People engaged underneath a consultancy won’t be thought of “workers members” underneath the Workers Rules and Guidelines of the United Nations and UNICEF’s insurance policies and procedures and won’t be entitled to advantages offered therein (similar to depart entitlements and medical insurance coverage protection). Their situations of service will likely be ruled by their contract and the Common Circumstances of Contracts for the Companies of Consultants. Consultants are answerable for figuring out their tax liabilities and for the cost of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with native or different relevant legal guidelines. 

The chosen candidate is solely accountable to make sure that the visa (relevant) and medical health insurance required to carry out the duties of the contract are legitimate for all the interval of the contract. Chosen candidates are topic to affirmation of fully-vaccinated standing in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Well being Group (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which should be met previous to taking over the project. It doesn’t apply to consultants who will work remotely and will not be anticipated to work on or go to UNICEF premises, programme supply areas or immediately work together with communities UNICEF works with, nor to journey to carry out features for UNICEF throughout their consultancy contracts.

Marketed: 21 Mar 2024 Japanese Daylight Time
Deadline: 03 Apr 2024 Japanese Daylight Time

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