Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 14 Jan 2018
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Resource Mobilization Consultancy for South Sudan Polio Transition
Location of Assignment
Remote/on-line with travel to Juba, South Sudan
Full proficiency in English
Travel to Juba may be required up to two times: i) for individual and group interviews/data collection (up to 10 days); ii) workshop and post-workshop follow-up (up to 10 days)
Duration of Contract
12th February – 31st June 2018
Annual Work Plan reference
Health Section Rolling Work Plan (2016-2018):
Output 5: By 2018, enhanced enabling policy and institutional environment for effective scaling up and implementation of MNCH services (including immunization)
Activity 1: Support the Ministry of Health in developing policies, strategies and guidelines for MNCH (including immunization)
Section & unit
Consultant Reporting to
1st reporting: Chief of Health, South Sudan Country Office
2nd reporting: Polio Transition Manager, Immunization, Health Section, NYHQ
Estimated Cost; fee
Fee: $600/daily (TBD)
Total: $40,000 – $50,000 (including travel and DSA)
WBS Budget Code & Grant
Background & Rationale
The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) End Game Strategy is to ensure that a polio-free world is permanent and that the investment in polio eradication provides public health dividends for years to come. After an historic achievement of markedly reducing to the brink of eradicating polio from the globe, the GPEI is now planning the transition (both the scale down and, where appropriate, repurposing) of the polio infrastructure, tools and knowledge to support broader health initiatives.
As GPEI funding began ramping down in January 2017, sixteen polio priority countries, representing 90 per cent of GPEI annual funding, have begun development of transition plans. Each country plan will identify those essential polio functions that match country health priorities and work to ensure that as GPEI fund ramps down and is eliminated, financial resources are secured to ensure the targeted assets and essential functions are transitioned and integrated into national health systems.
South Sudan Polio Transition Plan has identified three national health priorities. These are the key areas where Polio assets currently make vital contributions to eradication activities and whose transfer and integration into national health programming can help ensure South Sudan remains polio free and national health programming is strengthened. These areas are (1) The Expanded Programme on Immunization, (2) Integrated Disease surveillance and response and, (3) Community-based health systems strengthening (The Boma Health Initiative).
By end January 2018, work will also start on the country Post-Certification Strategic Plan for which key activities for the period 2020-2022 will be combined with those of the country’s polio transition plan. The country’s final transition plan will be used as the anchor to convene a Stakeholders Workshop, by Q1 2018, in Juba to review the plan and leverage donor support for investment in the plan’s three health priorities as GPEI funding ramps down. For advocacy purposes, this will entail the development of a strong investment case and meeting with donor stakeholders to explain and powerfully illustrate the impact of the GPEI funding ramp down in South Sudan not only on polio but the wider expanded programme on immunization in South Sudan, which has heavily relied on GPEI funding over the years. The case will draw linkages and outline the impact that investment (or lack thereof) will have on programme delivery/coverage as well as the resulting impact in human dimensions (e.g. new vaccine preventable disease cases/outbreaks, deaths averted, etc).
Under the supervision and under direction of the Chief of Health, South Sudan Country Office and with support from the UNICEF Polio Transition Manger in New York, the incumbent will be responsible for:
further information in: Draft South Sudan Transition Plan for The Polio Eradication Initiative (January 2018)
On-line consultation with travel to Juba, South Sudan.
Timeframe: Approximately four months with 60 work days (and up to 2 trips of up to 10-15 days each in Juba)
Start date: 12th February 2017 End date: 31st June 2018
1 March 2018
1 April 2018
1 April 2018
1 May 2018
31st June 2018
Key competences, technical background, and experience required Deadline
Work Experience and Technical Background:
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How to apply:
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