Consultant- Logistics Associates- Immunization

Last date of application
 19-Jul-21 23:59 HR

JOB DESCRIPTION
Consultant- Logistics Associates- Immunization
International Development Agency, Delhi (One Vacancy)

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: Consultant- Logistics Associates- Immunization International Development Agency, Delhi (One Vacancy).

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Our client is a respected, International Development Agency (IDA), that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development.

PROJECT BACKGROUND:
COVID-19 vaccine introduction is one of the key strategies to combat the pandemic, slow down the transmission and save lives. Currently, there are several COVID-19 vaccines under various phases of development, and globally, efforts are in force towards accelerated development of vaccines and development of country(s) preparedness and action plan. The available information indicate that vaccines would be available to countries from 2021. This necessitates that prior to such introduction every country develops robust preparedness and action plans which will ensure readiness of key components for COVID-19 vaccine introduction. This includes technical, supply and logistics, cold chain requirement, communication aspects among many other pertinent areas.

COVID-19 vaccine introduction entails detailed and scientific consideration of vaccine products, prioritization of groups for vaccine administration, usage of different service delivery modalities, supporting an enabling environment for vaccine uptake, reviewing and ensuring adequate cold chain space, development and dissemination of technical guidelines, overseeing quality implementation.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Consultant- Logistics Associates- Immunization (CLA-I) shall be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Immunization division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in smooth implementation of covid-19 vaccine introduction, scale-up and strengthening of Universal Immunization Programme through effective service delivery, robust immunization supply chain system and convergent engagement.

Key Deliverables:
(1) Assist National Logistics Consultant in smooth management of logistics and procurement; Maintain distribution of logistics at the country level with States and UTs;
(2) Provide support in development of vaccine and cold chain related logistics delivery schedule for the states and facilitate issue of release order of these and any other logistics;
(3) Coordinate with suppliers and ensure smooth delivery of vaccine and logistics supplies to states and UTs;
(4) Coordinate with GMSDs to ensure timely receiving and dispatch of supplies;
(5) Periodic field visits as required by the Ministry; Follow up to ensure that the agreed steps are implemented;

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
Any Bachelor’s degree; Qualifications in logistics/ supply chain/ procurement management shall be an advantage.                                                  

Experience:
(1) Minimum three to five years of experience in supply chain management preferably in cold chain and vaccine supply chain;
(2) Experience in working with state and national governments shall be added advantage;
(3) Experience in immunization programme is desirable;

Skills and Competencies:
(1) Familiarity with standard computer software especially in MS office;

5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 2-3 days in a month for achievement of the listed deliverables.

6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The CLA-I shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.

7. REMEUNERATION:
Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.

Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form.

Notes:

(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.

8. LOCATION: CLA-I shall be based in Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

9. NUMBER of VACANCY: One

10. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2021.

11. REFERENCE: CLAI-HLT-DLI

12. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar 
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612 

12. APPLICATION PROCESS:
Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link by or before https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before July 19, 2021.