Consultancy to develop Immunization Policy Guideline, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Consultancy to develop Immunization Policy Guideline in Zanzibar

Job no: 533586

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania

Department/Office: Zanzibar, United Rep. of Tanzania

Categories: Planning, Expanded Programme Immunization, Consultancy, Programme Management

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, health.

The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Zanzibar is part of the Integrated Reproductive and Child Health (IRCH) program under the directorate of preventive and health education. At the national level, the EPI programme team is composed of EPI Manager, EPI Surveillance Officer who also oversees cold chain and logistic activities, National training Officer who also oversees immunization M&E and National Vaccine Store Manager. The team provides guidance and support on the formulation of IVD national policies and guidelines at all levels. It also performs monitoring activities through supportive supervision and evaluation processes at national and district levels. At a sub-national level, Zanzibar is divided into two zones of Unguja and Pemba. Unguja zone is divided into seven (7) districts while the Pemba zone has four (4) districts. Implementation of immunization services in Pemba is coordinated and supervised by EPI Operational Officer and the Reproductive and Child Health Coordinator who are the two most responsible for immunization reporting to the officer responsible for preventive services. In a District, immunization services are coordinated and supervised by Council Health Management Teams with the most responsibility going to the District immunization and Vaccination Officer (DIVO) and the District Public Health Nursing Officer (DPHNO)

How can you make a difference?

The purpose of this consultancy is to facilitate development of a policy guideline that will ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Immunization program in Zanzibar.

Terms of reference/Deliverables


Time frame (Work/Days)


  1. Inception report that will inform the activity of developing immunization policy guideline including the process, timeline and budget

15 days

Report to UNICEF

  1. Present and submit the first draft of the policy guideline document for inputs

20 days

Report to UNICEF and make a presentation to Zanzibar RMNCAH TWGà ‚

  1. Submission of the revised 1 st draft Immunization Policy guideline after incorporating inputs from the workshop

10 days

Submit to UNICEF and Zanzibar EPI

  1. Submission of the final draft of the policy guideline

10 days

Make a presentation to MoH Zanzibar and submit the final draft document to UNICEF and MoH Zanzibar

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have¦

  • Advanced university degree in health, social sciences or related field. Preferably a higher degree encompassing knowledge of public health, policy, management and health system strengthening.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in developing policy, guidelines SOPs, etc.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential; knowledge of Swahili is an asset.

Strong analytical skills

  • Knowledge of the Zanzibar context and EPI program
  • Excellent facilitation skills, negotiation skills and oral and written communication skills;

For every Child, you demonstrate¦

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are…

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered staff members under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Advertised: Aug 12 2020 E. Africa Standard Time Application close: Aug 26 2020 E. Africa Standard Time

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