Polio OBR Program Support Consultant

  • Contract
  • Remote

Solina Group

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous nonprofit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social and economic reforms through high quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors.


SCIDaR is recruiting experienced Consultants to respond to the increased cases of cVDPV2 outbreaks in several countries Africa. The Consultants will provide short-term technical support to countries responding to outbreaks of cVDPV and also support the planning, coordination and monitoring of the campaigns as well as strengthen the project management capacity of national teams through on-the-job capacity strengthening.

Technical requirements

The consultant will provide direct support for, and also strengthen the capacity of national teams in the following areas:

i. Planning and coordination of the polio outbreak response
ii. Support the country team and GPEI partners, and other stakeholders to track preparedness for campaigns using the campaign preparedness checklist and pre-campaign dashboard
iii. Engage with government stakeholders at the subnational levels to prepare micro plans and budgets, and review these for completeness, coherence, and accuracy
iv. Analyze campaign data and document project activities and present findings to all stakeholders
v. Prepare technical documents, briefing notes, slides, and other materials for engagement with stakeholders
vi. Develop weekly and post-campaign reports that are detailed and useful for future campaign planning

Education, experience, and language requirements

i. Relevant graduate-level or Masters’s degree in International Development, Applied Sciences and Technology, Policy and Strategy Development, Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Management or similar relevant field

ii. At least 2 years’ country experience with supporting polio outbreak response planning and implementation

iii. Candidates must be bilingual. Read/Write/Speak at the advanced level in English and French or Swahili

How to apply

Send an updated CV to [email protected] with the subject of your mail as “Application for Polio OBR Consultant” on or before April 29, 2022. Please note that only shortlisted candidates would be contacted.

Equal employment opportunity statement

SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.