Electronic Logistics Management Information Systems (E-LMIS) / traceability systems for Inclusion in the Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Roster of Experts and Senior Expert Consultants —UNDP Global Fund-Health Implementation Support
|Location :||– Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||12-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||33d 19h 45m|
|Additional Category :||HIV, Health and Development|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||NA|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||NA|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
|The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life, as envisaged by 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners that can bring about results.
UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund is a powerful contributor to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including SDG 3 and UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021); through this partnership, UNDP plays a key role in supporting countries facing challenging circumstances to deliver the SDGs, to strengthen institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services (Outcome 3) and a return to sustainable development pathways in post conflict and post-disaster settings (Outcome 6). In strategic terms, in 2016 and 2017 the partnership between UNDP and the Global Fund was marked by increased convergence among implementation support, capacity development/systems strengthening and policy.
First, UNDP continued to strengthen its status as a key implementer of Global Fund grants in crisis and early recovery environments. Second, UNDP responded to increasing demand for capacity development from national entities and the Global Fund to strengthen resilient systems for health through a new generation of capacity development plans. And third, as UNDP’s policy and implementation roles increasingly converge and reinforce each other, UNDP is supporting the Global Fund to increase engagement on human rights, key populations, and gender aspects of disease responses at a strategic, policy and program level (as priority objectives in the Global Fund Strategy, “Investing to End Epidemics” (2017-2022). As of January 2017, UNDP served as the interim Principal Recipient (PR) for 34 Global Fund grants covering 19 countries and 3 regional grants. Given the importance of the partnership with the Global Fund, UNDP continues to provide high value-added services both in its PR role, increasingly as a significant technical partner to governments, and to civil society organizations (CSOs) who implement Global Fund grants. This is overseen by the BBPS/HHD Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team (GF/HIST) in close coordination with Country Offices, Regional Bureaus, the Legal Office and the Bureau of Management.
UNDP’s Support to COVID-19 response
COVID-19 is the worst global pandemic in one hundred years, affecting all countries. It is having a disastrous socio-economic impact, especially on poor and vulnerable populations, as well as causing major disruptions to health systems, and essential services more broadly. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is now severely threatened and time is not on our side to control and eradicate this pandemic.
The world is waiting for the development, regulatory approval, and production of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19, anticipated to be potentially available in 2021. The WHO’s Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is leading global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. COVAX, the vaccines pillar of ACT, coordinated by GAVI, will play a pivotal role as a risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. Digital solutions, adapted to country-contexts, will therefore be crucial to ensure that the vaccines are distributed rapidly, efficiently, equitably, and safely to nearly entire populations. It will require not only strong regulatory frameworks and reliable supply chains, but also intelligent track-and-trace systems which eLMIS can provide.
The national and international health landscapes are rapidly changing: new health initiatives are emerging and bring to light pressing challenges connected with health systems strengthening including, health procurement and supply management that require a new modus operandi to optimize UNDP’s investments into global health. These opportunities go beyond UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund. In addition, there is a need for UNDP to continue to expand opportunities for partnerships with key stakeholders on the support to be provided to national health supply chain including GAVI, World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID, BMGF.
In order to provide effective support to our partners worldwide, UNDP seeks for individual consultants specialized in E-LMIS to submit their applications for inclusion in the pre-approved Health PSM Roster of Experts and Senior Experts, who are ready to provide consultancy services for sustainable development in the area of Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM), specifically pertaining the health sector. The qualified individual consultants based on competencies and value for money principle may be called upon to be contracted and deployed to provide specific technical advice and short-term consultancies for periods, normally not to exceed 12 months.
To this effect, UNDP invites eligible and interested E-LMIS experts to submit their application in response to this Expression of Interest.
Applicants should demonstrate the number of working years in E-LMIS in their CV.
Successful candidates with relevant minimum 5 to 7 years of experience will be included in the “Expert” band and those with relevant minimum 10 years of experience will be included in the “Senior Expert”.
Only qualified CVs shall be considered in the Roster. Applicants admitted in the roster and matching the specific TORs for each respective assignment, will be engaged by UNDP through the Individual Contract (IC) modality and deployed to work in any of UNDP Country Offices, HQ locations, or if/when needed work from their own respective locations through remote support modality.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The selected consultants are expected to provide consultancy services in a range of levels of responsibilities and functions relevant to one or more requested categories. The following is a generic and non-exhaustive list of tasks and functions, however a context-specific Terms of Reference (TORs) will be issued for each assignment.
Upon request, the Consultant will support UNDP Country Offices in the implementation of eLMIS development projects in coordination with Ministries of Health, including the following activities:
1. Assess the maturity level of the existing LMIS and provide optimization recommendations.
• Assessing supply chain systems, including mapping and optimizing business processes that can or will be supported through digital applications.
• Developing information system requirements, user profiles, and identifying and collecting metadata.
• Identifying, selecting, and helping UNDP to acquire appropriate digital technology including software and hardware.
• Supporting project management for system set-up, testing, deployment, and handover, including helping to recruit the project team.
• Advising on change management to establish a data-use culture at every level of the supply chain.
• Strong communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products,
Project and Resource Management:
Partnership building and team work:
Communications and Advocacy:
Required Skills and Experience
Education, professional qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in supply chain management, computer science, international development or related field with at least 5 years’ experience, or bachelor’s degree with at least seven years’ experience in health products supply chain management in developing countries;
Procedures for submission of applications
Interested individuals must submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualifications:
Please fill in the whole Application Form and P11 Form and mention the daily profession fees as applicable. Note that the daily rate specified in the submission will be considered as a ceiling amount / maximum daily rate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that ONLY ONE FILE CAN BE UPLOADED to the UNDP JOBS SYSTEM. Therefore, please upload the requested documents as “One File Document” into the system.
The application shall contain and include all information & documentation detailed above and will be evaluated as indicated below.
Evaluation, selection criteria and process:
Step One: Screening:
Applicable Evaluation Criteria
UNDP may conduct an interview round with applicants, prior to issuance of a final recommendation to include the applicant in the roster, for purpose of determining fulfilment of language and competencies related requirements.
Requests for engagement and deployment of experts will be channelled through the roster in the following manner:
Monitoring and reporting arrangements upon assignment:
ANNEX 1- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS is provided here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf