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Consultancy: Supply Financing Consultant, 2 mths (based in Tanzania) UNICEF Supply Div CPH DK

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 03 Dec 2017

Consultancy Title: Supply Financing Consultant

LOCATION/DURATION:Duration: 2 months (approximately)

Location: Expected to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Start Date: December 2017 / January 2018

Reporting to: Jointly to Finance Specialist, Procurement Services Center (PSC), UNICEF Supply Division (SD), Copenhagen, and Child Survival & Development Specialist, UNICEF Tanzania

BACKGROUND:UNICEF is currently looking for a consultant who will support Tanzania with their subscription to the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a revolving fund which helps bridge temporary delays in cash-flow disbursements.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT:Under the joint supervision of the Finance Specialist, PSC, UNICEF SD, and Child Survival & Development Specialist, UNICEF Tanzania, consultant will:-Map the in-country budgeting process and payment release process for the vaccines and other commodities’ procurement; propose improvements for such processes;-Review, and as appropriate, support revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for the 2018-2021 procurement of vaccines and other commodities, including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap; -Assist the country in their application to the VII, including development of the VII Plan;-Prepare the final consultancy report with: a) recommendations for improving the budgeting process and the payment release process for the vaccines and commodities’ procurement, b) the overview of funding needs for 2018-2021 procurement including information on the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap, as well as recommendations for addressing the budget gap; c) the VII Plan.

KEY DELIVERABLES:- Map the in-country budgeting process and payment release process for the vaccines and other commodities’ procurement; propose improvements for such processes (25% time allocation)In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance of Tanzania, the consultant will prepare an overview of the in-country budgeting process and payment release process for the vaccines and other commodities procurement, as well as propose improvements for such processes.

- Review, and as appropriate, support revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for the 2018-2021 procurement of vaccines and other commodities, including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap (25% time allocation)In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance of Tanzania, the consultant will review and support the revision of the forecast and consequent funding needs for 2018-2021 vaccine procurement, including identification of the existing and possible sources of funding and the vaccine budget funding gap.

- Assist the country in their application to the VII, including development of the VII Plan (30% time allocation)In close collaboration with UNICEF Country Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance of Tanzania, the consultant will assist the country in their application to the VII, including development of the VII Plan.

- Final reporting (20% time allocation)The consultant will prepare the final consultancy report which will include:a)the in-country budgeting process and payment release process for the vaccines and other commodities’ procurement, as well as the recommendations for improving these processes;b)the overview of funding needs for 2018-2021 procurement including information on the existing and possible sources of funding and the budget funding gap, as well as recommendations for addressing the budget gap; c)the VII Plan.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master Degree in Business, Public Health, Development or Public Finance, (Health) Economics / or in another relevant discipline for health / supply financing

Work Experience: Minimum ten years professional relevant work experience in health fiscal space analysis, health / immunization financing, setting up financial solutions for health (including trust funds etc).

Competencies: The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following competencies that are considered to be necessary to this consultancy:

Core Competencies
•Excellent communicator of verbal and written concepts to a government and international audience.
•Able to quickly understand instructions, to proactively seek clarification when needed. 
•Able to work well in a team environment.

Functional Competencies
•Works independently and problem-solving oriented.
•Works in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.
•Demonstrated communication and relationship-building skills. 
•Proven capacity to work with and lead collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.

For more info and to apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509105
 
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