Providing National Consultancy to “Support Coordination, Implementation, Monitoring and Vaccination Supplies Stock Management of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan”


Location : Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :15-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

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.


Background

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The vaccine is undoubtedly one of Man's outstanding achievements in history since the immunity it creates against fatal diseases, and pandemics turns it into an imperative factor in sustainable development, the significance of which became more evident and palpable than ever in the COVID-19 crisis. Similarly, making and maintaining vaccines publicly available is crucial since if vaccines are not operationalized optimally, their effectiveness equally declines. Hence, policymakers and experts in this field continuously intend to improve and enhance vaccine administration.

Vaccination Supplies Stock Management, VSSM, is a software which let the health system has a better and more organized stock management in the store. Using this software, the stock management will be easier, analysis will be faster and the availability of more accurate and all information and reports will be possible. Although VSSM is basically developed and focused on vaccine stock management, the recent version will allow the health system to deal separately with other supplies such as:

• injection equipment

• cold chain equipment

• all pharmaceutical items

VSSM has been designed to cater for most of the transactions required for an effective vaccine and related supplies stock management. Experienced store staff will find VSSM a useful tool to enhance their work. New staff will find it a learning tool towards an effective stock management.

VSSM is a web-based software which can run without any limitation on any browser or from everywhere all around the world. However, in Iran, built-in authorization mechanism in software is mixed with Ministry of Health private authorization method and only verified staff can log into this system.

In VSSM, one dose of a vaccine can be traced easily from the incoming source to country to the end of path which can be a local health care center in a far village in the country.

Bunch of useful reports in formats of table and graphical reports are presented to users that can cover all needs of them.


Duties and Responsibilities

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Under this assignment, the consultant shall:

- Conduct desk review and liaise with the experts of CDC/MOH to fully be familiar with the existing system and expected final product and to ensure all aspects of the system has been discussed and included in the plan of upgrading the system.

- Design and develop integrated Software.

o Software should be upgradeable and comply with the existing one.

o Software should be centralized.

o Software should be able to extract various reports such as expiry items, store volume usage, stock histories and current stock.

- Develop all required training materials, guidance notes and demos related to the whole platform and hand them over to the CDC/MOH.

- Train the training materials in TOT in-person sessions to five CDC experts.

- Engage as facilitators in the webinar to train 70 field staff in collaboration with trained experts of CDC.

- Engage as facilitators in the webinar to train 70 field staff in collaboration with trained experts of CDC.


Competencies

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Required Skills and Experience

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Academic Background:

University degree in computer sciences. Certificates or academic background in public health, medicine and health related areas is an advantage.

Experiences, qualifications, and competencies:

- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of software development, especially in the field of health care information systems and alike using latest well-known programming technologies.

- Demonstrating at least two similar software development projects in the past 5 years

- Development of at least two training modules or guidance note or any other training materials/demos on developed software.

Language requirement:

Fluency in Farsi and English with excellent verbal and written skills.



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