Cold Chain Specialist, (P3), Bujumbura, Burundi #127367, Temporary Appointment (for non-Burundian) - Tenders Global

Cold Chain Specialist, (P3), Bujumbura, Burundi #127367, Temporary Appointment (for non-Burundian)

  • Contract
  • Burundi
  • Posted 6 months ago

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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, a champion

In Burundi, UNICEF has a very diverse portfolio of responsibilities but all with the same objective which is to assist the Government and other stakeholders to fulfill children’s economic, social, cultural, political, and civil rights. The UNICEF country program in Burundi aims to improve the lives of children and women in the following key areas: Child and maternal health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Social Policy and Advocacy, Adolescent empowerment and community resilience, and Humanitarian response.

How can you make a difference?

  • Conduct a quarterly assessment on implementation of the Cold Chain Rehabilitation Plan; Identify documents with local and international standards. carefully evaluated reference to existing standards and that the requirements of all relevant stakeholders are taken into consideration.
  • Support the delivery and installation of new cold chain equipment acquired with funding from Gavi (CDS3, CCEOP, RSS4), UNICEF, World Bank and CDC Africa as part of the implementation of the Rehabilitation Plan 2023-2027.
  • Support the expansion of the use of remote temperature monitoring devices to all health centres in the country and train staff in their use;
  • Support the biannual update of the national inventory of cold chain equipment;
  • Work with the national immunization supply chain Logistic Work Group (LWG) and identify public and private sector offices, organizations and expertise which have direct and indirect responsibilities; accountable for public sector property management and disposal of these cold chain equipment (CCE).  
  • Liaise with the UNICEF Country Office Supply Unit on all health sector purchase and service requests.
  • Liaise with the Supply Unit to monitor purchase requests and deliveries of vaccines and cold chain equipment.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of vaccine and equipment arrival reports.
  • Ensure the establishment of a dashboard at central level to monitor supply chain performance indicators.
  • Support the implementation of the improved
  • Identify and review polices, guidelines and procedures related to public sector property management, cold chain, environment etc. 
  • Explore sources and identify technology for decommissioning feasible for the locality- for national and further health administration levels.
  • Develop guideline/protocol – which provide an easily and accessible decommissioning methods/deposal method – economically and environmentally sound disposal mechanism, which could be adopted at all levels of the immunization supply chain levels.
  • A national consultation process may be required prior to adoption of a standards to ensure the disposal methods are responsive to the national and local contexts.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advance University Degree in Biomedical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering or other hazardous substance and environmental protection related sciences is required.

  • A Minimum of five years’ experience is required in managing cold chain and medical waste management /hazardous substance and chemical waste management/ at different level and knowledge of National Regulatory and Environmental Laws and Guidelines are required.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

Advertised: 04 Jan 2024 South Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 14 Jan 2024 South Africa Standard Time

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