Job no: 541440
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Health, Expanded Programme Immunization, Consultancy
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Providing every child in Jordan with safe and effective vaccines is fundamental in controlling immunisation-preventable diseases. The increased requirements for ensuring the quality and safety of vaccines in the supply chains are determined both by the high demands and concerns of society and the challenges associated with introducing new antigens, new compositions of vaccines and easy-to-use forms of vaccines packaging.
The objective of the consultant support is to conduct a cold chain equipment inventory assessment with geospatial analysis to understand, at a minimum, the cold chain capacity, quantity, and functional status of cold chain equipment at all levels throughout all 12 governorates of Jordan. This analysis will help inform the Government’s plan in understanding current and future immunization supply chain needs. It will also allow UNICEF Country Office to understand gaps and needs in this aspect of the cold chain for possible future involvement in plans for expansion of the cold chain.
The collection of information and data will ensure that all factors related to cold chain equipment be considered. The final report of the cold chain equipment inventory will provide a dashboard and a description of the current cold chain equipment status upon which informed evidence-based decision making may occur.
A minimum of information to be collected is specified below:
➢ Equipment type
➢ Equipment working status
➢ Location of equipment (geospatial data)
➢ Age of equipment
➢ Installation status
➢ Year of installation
➢ Power source
➢ Generator availability
➢ Condition of the facility the equipment is located
➢ The number of personnel at the facility the equipment is located
➢ Distance to hub
➢ Immunization services at the facility
➢ Facility ownership