GaneshAID seeks National Field Investigators based in India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam

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A Business Feasibility Study (BFS) to establish a Regional Asia-Pacific Center of Excellence for improving health and immunization supply chains (HISC) in the region
Feb 24, 2018

GaneshAID is looking for National Field Investigators who are based in India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam with international public health experience to participate in a business feasibility study of establishing a Regional Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence in health & immunization commodity supply chains.

Working context:

GaneshAID is a nonprofit consultancy firm that serves the public health sector and specializes in preventing and controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases in Asia and Africa. We combine creativity and expertise to design transformative solutions that are tailored to our clients’ needs.

GaneshAID is an international company that has operated primarily out of Hanoi, Vietnam since 2013.

In the framework of GaneshAID’s collaboration with Gavi, a BFS is being conducted from January to July 2018. The general objective of the BFS is to assess the success factors and critical barriers facing prospective locations for a Regional Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence (RACE) for health and immunization commodity supply chains in Gavi-eligible countries in the Asia Pacific Region. It will be conducted during the business development phase of the RACE, in anticipation of the development of a formal business plan or “road map” of the Regional Centre of Excellence once the location is identified. Key insights will be used to support the decision-making process for the selection of a location and host based on a cost benefit analysis of the RACE’s viability. The feasibility study will generate key information, evidence-based recommendations, and an indication of limitations in order to assist decision-makers (Gavi, WHO, UNICEF, governments) in determining if the RACE business concept is viable in the locations selected. The BFS will be implemented in close coordination with governments as well as regional and country offices of UNICEF and WHO. GaneshAID will design, implement, and monitor the business feasibility study in close collaboration with the Gavi Secretariat, as well as WHO and UNICEF partners at the global level.

Function

The National Field Investigator works as a local focal point for the country team, to support the Project Coordinator and Team Leader (CTL) in ensuring the effective and smooth data collection activities of the BFS, and in-country mission in the targeted countries. The National Field Investigator operates under the supervision of the coordination team and in close collaboration with the respective UNICEF/WHO country offices.

Consultant’s responsibilities

In accordance with the BFS protocol and data collection tools,

  • Adapt the existing protocol and data collection tools to the context of the targeted country for validation of the Project Coordinator and Team Leader
  • Conduct country stakeholders mapping
  • Liaise on a regular basis with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader and provide regular updates on progress
  • Contact respondents to arrange interviews and observation visits to collect relevant data
  • Conduct interviews and visits of potential hosts for the RACE management
  • Transcribe interviews in English and share results with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader in a timely manner
  • Facilitate national stakeholders workshops and write reports to be shared with the Project Coordinator and Team Leader
  • Support in-country missions of GaneshAID senior experts to validate and complete the data collection exercise.

Duration/Timeframe

10 days from 7th May, 2018 to 15th June, 2018

Reporting line

The consultant will report to Project Coordinator and Team Leader while closely working with team members of the project.

Work place

Each investigator is based in the targeted country: India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Profile

Required Qualifications:

  • MSc in Public Health, Public Health Supply Chains or International Health
  • Good understanding / knowledge of the organization of in-country health systems and administration
  • Excellent skills in team management and ability to work independently under remote supervision
  • Excellent competency in research, data collection and report writing.

Required Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of public health in an international environment.
  • Experience with feasibility studies, research assistance, data collection & analysis.
  • Experience in working with Ministries of Health (both decision and operational levels).
  • Experience in working with UNICEF – WHO, other international organizations and development partners
  • Experience working in areas of vaccines and immunization (optional).
  • Experience working in public health supply chain and capacity building and training (optional)

Conditions of employment

The consultant fee is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed CV in English to Ms. Camille Estevenin

at project@ganeshaid.com before 15th May, 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please refrain from placing calls  after submitting the application.

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