E-Zone HRM Limited is now accepting applications from Bangladeshi Nationals for the following vacancies under third party outsourcing contract modality:
National Consultant for Implementation support for Covid19
Vaccination (NOB level) Re-Advertise
Duty Station: Dhaka
Contract Duration: 9 months
Contract Type: Contract with E-Zone
Contract Start Date: October, 2021
Reporting to: Respective Unit Focal person, Dhaka
A. Objectives: The objective of hiring these Consultants are to technical provide support to DGHS for cold chain management, operation and maintenance of Ultra Low Temperature Freezer (ULTF), vaccine & logistics distribution and store maintenance, functioning VLMIS, capacity building and budgeting, and implementation of Covid19 vaccination programme. This consultancy will greatly contribute to leveraging UN Agency`s priority results through DGHS.
B. Background : Government of Bangladesh developed the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) for planning, deployment, implementation, and monitoring of potential COVID-19 vaccine targeting 80% of population in different phases. GoB is procuring Covid19 vaccines through bilateral arrangement and also receiving vaccines through COVAX Facility. Currently Six COVID-19 vaccines are approved by DGDA for use and four types of Covid19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm) are in the system. DGHS is facing challenges for distribution and store maintenance due to shortage of human resources. In addition, country will receive 6.0m doses of mRNA COVID vaccines from Pfizer through the COVAX facility for which storage facility will require minus 70-90 degree Ultra Low-Temperature Freezers (ULTF). Through UN Agency Supply division 26 ULTFs are in process of installation at central EPI store, this will be a new task for which DGHS does not have experiences and additional human resources. Successful Installation of these ULTF also needs extra staff to coordinate with UN Agency and country-level concerned staff of EPI, DGHS. Functioning of vaccine, logistics management information system (VLMIS) needs continuous monitoring and technical guidance. Furthermore, the prioritized target groups for Covid19 vaccine is complex and different from usual vaccination program and hence need special strategic direction and guideline for smooth implementation of activities. Gavi has provided special COVAX technical assistance support to county level for preparedness and planning of Covid19 vaccination program. UN Agency has received the TA fund for providing the technical support for Covid19 vaccination campaign and this ToR has developed for recruitment of four (4) consultants to mitigate immediate gaps for planning, budgeting, capacity building, cold chain, VLMIS, vaccine and logistics management support to DGHS.
Bachelor's Degree in medicine, public health, health research, health policy and/or management, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.