Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.
We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification - the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.
UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
For every child, a fair chance!
The Pakistan in-country immunization supply chain (iSC) manages about $151 million worth of vaccines every year through an immunization supply chain structure that flows from the Central (Primary) store in Islamabad to four provinces (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan) and three Federally administered areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Islamabad, Districts and/or Tehsils and Service Delivery Points.
The 2014 iSC EVMA for Pakistan showed an aggregate score of 61% and stakeholders conceptualized four strategic goals with the aim of achieving an 80% milestone for all EVM criteria by 2020.
Using EPI partners and stakeholders workshops in October 2017 for system design concept introduction and scenario finalization and modelling workshop in August 2017, the system design analysis in Pakistan was structured into two parts- a point of entry analysis (analyzing alternative scenarios to all vaccines being received in Islamabad including to all Provinces) and a Provincial analysis (including Provincial- specific alternative scenarios to current iSC system; using different cost, efficiency and equity metrics.
On Cost, results for the point of entry analysis show that In Sindh, there is potential savings of about $1m (PKR100M) in vaccine (RI and Polio) freight costs and about $500k (PKR50M) in dry goods freight costs over 5 years; while in Punjab, KP and Balochistan, changes in point of entry increases vaccine (RI and Polio) freight costs by $700k(PRK85M), $215 (PRK24M), $30k (PRK3.5M) respectively.
On Efficiency, for point of entry analysis reflects potential distance travelled by vaccines by 99% on $38M(PKR4bn) worth of vaccines (Sindh), 81% on $74M(PKR8bn) worth of vaccines (Punjab) and 83% on $8M (PKR924M) worth of vaccines (Balochistan); and potential reduction in distance travelled of dry goods by 99.7% (Sindh), 81% (Punjab) and 83% (Balochistan).
How can you make a difference?
Specific Tasks and Support to be Provided:
The system design implementation costing analysis aims to:
The methodology that shall be employed in delivery this service shall include:
Task to be Performed:
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required AND Competencies: