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Consultancy - Development of Programme Support Rationale (PSR) for new GAVI HSS grant cycle, Pyongyang, DPR Korea

Apply now Job no: 525406
Work type: Consultancy
Location: Korea, DPR
Categories: Expanded Programme Immunization, Consultancy

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, commitment.

DPRK’s current GAVI Health System Strengthening (HSS) grant will end in December 2019, with a possibility of a Non-Cost Extension to December 2020, and the country will apply over the course of 2019-2020 for its next grant covering the next 5 years with a portfolio that includes Health System Strengthening Phase 3 (HSS3), Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP), and introduction of new vaccines (NUVI) including Rotavirus, Pneumococcal and HPV vaccines.

The PSR provides a country specific rationale for requesting GAVI vaccine and financial support for strengthening the immunization system to achieve broader EPI goals.

How can you make a difference?

The consultancy will support the Ministry of Public Health to develop a PSR for DPR Korea’s Immunization Programme in identifying the areas to be addressed including HSS and NUVI portions. For details about the assignment, please review the full Terms of Reference.

The assignment is for 50 working days from September two December, and will require two separate trips to DPRK.

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

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Services Management or related field.
  • At least 10 years working in health sector development preferably Asia and EAP region;
  • Familiarity with GAVI policies and processes related to PSR development is an asset
  • In-depth understanding of the Expanded Program on Immunisation programme is a distinct advantage
  • Excellent understanding of Health sector governance and management issues;
  • Considerable experience in health systems analysis;
  • In-depth understanding of cost benefit analysis of health sector interventions;
  • Experience in working with multiple health sector stakeholders;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the DPR Korea health system;

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, cover letter, and financial quote. The financial quote shall include a daily rate and any DSA, travel and other costs that the consultants will be charging. The assignment will require two back-forth travels to DPRK. In-country travel in DPRK will be covered separately and shall not be included in the financial quote. A 'best value for money' principle is applied meaning that the assignment will be offered to the technically qualified applicant with the lowest all-inclusive financial quote. The deadline for applications is 19 August.


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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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