International Consultant P4-(2204168)Contractual Arrangement : External consultantContract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 6 Months
1.Purpose of consultancy
To on behalf of WCO / Angola, provide quality technical assistance to the National Directorate of Public Health (DNSP) for the effective leadership, management and coordination of the planning, implementation and monitoring / evaluation of Covid19 vaccination scaleup towards reaching the 70% global coverage target by June 2022
Please briefly describe why the work is needed and the context)
With the support of the COVAX facilities, Angola received its first batch of Covid19 vaccines in March 2021. Due to the global scarcity of vaccines at the initial stage, the objective of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) was to vaccinate at risk populations (health and Social workers, the elderly, persons with comorbidity), which constitute 20% of the total populations.
However, with increased availability of vaccines since Q3 & 4 / 2021, the target population for vaccination was revised to include persons 40 years and above and recently all persons above 12 years.
The country adopted the strategy of mass vaccination using high-impact vaccination centers that saw significant increase in the daily rate of vaccination from September 2021 through to January 2022.
As of March 2022, one dose of a Covid19 vaccine has been administered to 11.2 million persons, which constitute 34% of the total population.
About 6 million persons (18% of the total population) are currently fully vaccinated, while approximately 48% of persons remain only partially vaccinated and may not be protected against the virus.
However, the daily vaccinate rate has since dropped significantly since end Jan 2022 with most of the vaccination center empty.
Due to the decline in the daily vaccination rates, only 17.3 million doses (48%) of the total 37.7 doses of vaccines were administered in Mar 2022 compared to 90% of doses received and administered in November 2021.
Some of these vaccines which arrived in the country with short shelf lives risk expiring if efforts are not urgently made to increase vaccine uptake.
As part of efforts to scaleup Covid19 vaccination in Angola, WCO will recruit an experienced international consultant to provide technical assistance to the National Directorate of Public Health / Ministry of Health, Angola.
Outline clear tasks and deliverables, to be carried out in the framework of the background described above. These need to be time-bound and specific.
Please don’t reflect the deliverable in a table as it is not compatible with advertisement)
Deliverable 1 : Macro plans for Covid19 mass vaccination campaigns finalized for all the 18 Provinces by Mid-May 2022
Deliverable 2 : Covid19 mass vaccination campaign micro plans for all 162 districts finalized by end May 2022
Deliverable 3 : Funds for the planning and implementation of mass vaccination campaign disbursed to all 18 provinces by early May 2022
Deliverable 4 : Covid19 vaccination guides and manuals adapted and deployed to all 18 provinces by mid May 2022
Deliverable 5 : Daily vaccination coverage, vaccines consumption and bottlenecks compiled, analyzed and presented through a dashboard and bulletin to be shared with WCO for onward transmission to AFRO daily throughout the campaign rounds
Deliverable 6 : Existing National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) for Covid19 vaccination updated with revised vaccination strategies, target groups, and other global updates by end May 2022
Deliverable 7 : Mission report with key findings and recommendations submitted to WCO by November 2022.
Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
Identify the educational qualifications and expertise needed for the terms of reference outlined above.)
5.Educational Qualifications :
Essential : Master’s degree in public health or other related field
Essential : At least 7 years’ experience in public health with bias for immunization programming and evaluation
Desirable : Previous work experience in Angola
7.Skills / Knowledge :
Skills in working with Ministry of Health, other line Ministries and technical partners is essential
Candidates can be called before closing date of advert