UNICEF recruits 01 Data Manager for COVAX

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UNICEF recruits 01 Data Manager for COVAX

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, fair chance

How can you make a difference


Under the joint supervision of the WCARO Health Specialist for Data Management (1st reporting line), WCARO Senior Health Specialist for Immunization (2nd reporting line), and the COVAX Country Support Coordinator, the consultant on COVAX Data management will have the following specific objectives:

  • Coordinate with the WCARO COVAX Team for systematic support to countries on the introduction of COVID-19 vaccine, with a focus on data management and reporting on country readiness assessments, vaccine demand and forecasts, shipment schedules, population targets, and monitoring.
  • Develop a regional implementation data road map for COVID-19 vaccine administration documentation, data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Review the existing national information management systems in the 24 countries and determine their usability for COVID-19 vaccination data management including any additional needs. This may include mapping of existing digital or paper-based infrastructure and tools that manage immunization data at country and regional level that may be leveraged for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Support the regional office and country offices on data visualization and data reporting needs with respect to COVAX and COVID-19 vaccination data, including the development and maintenance of a COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.
  • Identify and recommend required modifications in the existing data collection and monitoring platforms (whether administrative systems, health information systems) or household health surveys), or developing a dedicated system, based on defined standard requirements, if no such system exists. This includes providing technical advice to countries on how to identify data needs and strengthen information systems to monitor progress with COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Assess the capability of national immunization programs to meet regional and country-specific COVID-19 vaccination reporting requirements, including assessment of current systems and practices for vaccine data management in routine immunization, mass vaccination campaigns, supplementary immunization activities, among others.
  • Support countries in defining and determining essential data with respect to recommended indicators needed to monitor COVID-19 immunization performance (vaccine uptake, vaccination coverage, demand forecasts). The process may include standardizing of the reporting formats and establishing information flow and procedures for all levels.
  • Support the introduction of an electronic tool, paper-based or partially digitized system, for capturing and monitoring COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, if or where no such system exists.
  • Together with ICTD and HMIS teams, assess information technology or database management capacity including information and reporting gaps, connectivity problems, or challenges in each country’s immunization data reporting or HIS system. Countries should ensure their immunization management infrastructure/tools meets COVID-19 response data exchange, storage, and reporting requirements.
  • Provide technical advice to support the development of a framework for longer-term introduction of COVID-19 vaccine vis-à-vis existing national immunization programs and tracking of routine immunization, mass vaccination, and supplementary immunization activities. This may include the development of an implementation road map for strengthening countries’ overall vaccination data management registries and reporting, including new vaccine introduction data management.
  • Support countries on data review and quality assurance activities.

Deliverables and Scheduled (See attached TORs)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


  • Required: The consultant must have an advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, health information management, international development, or other related fields.
  • Desirable: Advanced degree in health informatics, mathematics, statistics, supply chain systems, or logistics
  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2 additional relevant work experience might be accepted in lieu of the Master.


Required: At least five (05) years relevant working experience with the following:

  • Understanding of health management information systems in West and Central Africa, including routine immunization or campaign data management systems (whether paper-based or digital)
  • Previous experience or similar work on electronic immunization registries, global and public health databases, and data management products used in global health (DHIS2, mobile data collection and reporting tools)
  • Experience working with multiple partners, including government counterparts


  • Experience with UNICEF or other UN agencies
  • Experience with working in emergency setting or high-paced environment

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Database management systems, including relational databases
  • Digital health infrastructure
  • Visualization tools (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, Power Pivot, Advanced charting, VBA)
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Strong writing, presentation, and reporting skills


  • Must be fluent in written and oral French
  • Advanced proficiency in English


  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the consultant will report to.

For every Child, you demonstrate commitment

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Deadline: 14 Oct 2021 Greenwich Standard Time. Postuler