The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in the world, with a network of 192 member National Societies. The overall objective of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace”. around the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the Americas. The IFRC also has country group delegations and country delegations around the world. Together, the headquarters in Geneva and the field structure (regional, cluster and country delegations) constitute the IFRC Secretariat.
At the Geneva level, the Department of Health and Care is made up of four teams: Emergency Health, RCCE, WASH and Community Health. This consultation will support the work of the community health team.
This consultation will support the work of the community health team related to vaccination against COVID-19.
The consultation will support the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination work plan and the 5-pillar plan of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement:
Objectives/results of the consultation:
The consultancy will support the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination work plan with particular emphasis on the following areas:
1. If necessary, support efforts to get vaccines to countries
- Based on support efforts requested from countries to access COVID-19 vaccines.
- This would include establishing links between countries with excess doses and countries in need of doses. In these cases, only doses approved for use in the destination country would be considered for donation.
2. Support efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms
- Support the development of country-level proposals for obtaining COVID-19 vaccines with a focus on hard-to-reach/last-mile populations.
3. Support the sharing of best practices / lessons learned
- Support IFRC and National Societies to share best practices/lessons learned related to COVID-19 vaccination and efforts to expand access and increase uptake.
- Sharing of lessons learned can be done through the monthly newsletter, monthly “snapshots”, monthly conference calls and other mechanisms.
4. Proposal Development
- Develop project proposals in accordance with partner proposal requirements/templates, in collaboration with key thematic dossier holders, IFRC country and regional offices.
- Developing proposals for the COVAX Humanitarian Stamp
5. Development of case studies
- Develop case studies to highlight IFRC support to COVID-19 vaccination activities at regional, cluster and country level.
How to register
The consultant will be engaged by the IFRC and standard contract conditions will apply.
Applications must include the following documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. A cover letter summarizing your experience, suggested work approach, your daily rate in CHF (Swiss Francs).
Interested candidates should send their CV, letter of interest and daily consulting fee in CHF (Swiss Francs) to [email protected]
Email subject line: “Advice to support project management, proposal development and operational case studies COVID-19 vaccination”