Job Opportunity: Innovation Business Model Specialist, Office of Innovation
Job Opportunity: Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges)
Job Number: 518000 | Vacancy Link 
Duration Up to 150 days over up to 8 months (payment at a daily rate on receipt of deliverable)
Location: UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark (with the potential to be home-based)
Travel:Paid for by UNICEF (to be included in financial offer)
Start Date: December 2018 or as soon as possible
Reporting to: Innovation Specialist (Strategy and Partnerships), UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen

Background:
In 2016, UNICEF procured $3.519 billion in supplies and services for children in 147 countries and areas. Partnerships, competition, and strategic procurement delivered price reductions for vaccines and other supplies that saved $588.2 million for governments and donors. Much of UNICEF Supply Division’s (SD) work focuses on working with suppliers and a range of partners to ensure the availability of life-saving products.

The Markets, Supplier Financing, and Innovation Center (MSFIC) aims to influence global and local markets by scaling existing and future products that help children survive and thrive. We create healthy markets by addressing access, affordability, quality, and sustainability issues; conduct market analyses; and incentivize and accelerate innovations to scale.

Purpose:
The purpose of this full-time consultancy is to write up case studies of how innovative products have been scaled, where UNICEF has had a key role. The case studies will be used to guide UNICEF decision making of how to engage in future scale-up of innovative products.

Main Duties/ Responsibilities:
The consultant will be required to structure and do research necessary to write up to three well-organized and polished (including graphics) case studies of UNICEF innovations which have successfully achieved a level of scale in one or more countries.

It is to be noted that the key emphasis for this body of work is in identifying and describing the key strategic trigger points along the pathway to scale, with an emphasis on specifying UNICEF’s role (good and bad) – not to dig into the specific product or related technology. The aim is to aggregate lessons learned and advise UNICEF strategy for scaling innovations. It is hoped that the resulting work could create a standardized template for case studies of scaling processes to document and embed learnings.

Suggested outline for case study:

  1. Short introduction to the product, the need it addresses and the results achieved through scaling the product
  2. Drivers for initial activities around R&D of the adoption of the product
  3. Funders and funding mechanisms employed, and by whom with what result
  4. Studies carried out on the product during the pathway to scale
  5. Trigger points and key events on the pathway to scale
  6. Key barriers on the pathway to scale and what was done to overcome these
  7. UNICEF’s specific role in scaling the product including analysis of investments made by UNICEF
  8. Within the role UNICEF took, what worked well and what didn’t in driving the product on the pathway to scale
  9. Summary and conclusion

Key Deliverables:
Up to three case studies of innovations brought to scale by UNICEF and other actors, for example:

  • ARI Timer
  • Ready-to-use-Therapeutic Food (RUTF)
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Long Lasting Insecticide treated Nets (LLINs)

Each case study should be no more than approximately 10 pages long but may include supporting annexes.

Each case study would require review of publicly available literature, peer reviewed papers, internal UNICEF documents and interviews with internal and external stakeholders. A short 5-page slide deck explaining the study should also be developed. Number of days is estimated, but number of days will be fixed if contract is to continue with further case studies after deliverable 1 & 2.

Deliverable 1: Inception of case study (~15 days)

  • Visit to Supply Division Copenhagen (1 x 5 days) for alignment on framework
  • Outline for first case study established (draft table of contents)
  • Review documentation and identify gaps in documentation
  • List of proposed interviewees (expected 15-20 people per case study).
  • Project plan (timeline, dependencies, assumptions)
  • Communication plan

Deliverable 2: First Case Study (~40 days)

  • 10-page case study report completed and delivered, including up to three iterations with relevant colleagues.
  • A short 5-page slide deck explaining the study.

UNICEF to review all materials and conclude if we wish the consultant to proceed with further case studies at this point. If the contract is to continue at this point, the consultant and UNICEF would agree on a maximum number of days which could be charged for these subsequent case studies.

Deliverable 3: Second Case Study (~30 days)

  • 10-page case study report completed and delivered, including stakeholder mapping, completion of relevant interviews, literature review and other desk research required to complete.
  • A short 5-page slide deck explaining the study.

Deliverable 4: Third Case Study (~30 days)

  • 10-page case study report completed and delivered, including stakeholder mapping, completion of relevant interviews, literature review and other desk research required to complete.
  • A short 5-page slide deck explaining the study.

Deliverable 5: Template for future case studies (~10 days)

  • Delivery of a polished template for future case studies, include stakeholder mapping framework, documentation identification and questions for interview.

Profile:
The successful candidate shall have:

  • Minimum 5 years professional and relevant work experience in research, case study publications, R&D, global health and/or development, medical technology innovations to scale
  • Master Degree in Public Health, Innovation, engineering, medical degree or another relevant discipline
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and deliver high quality final drafts
  • Ability to communicate through both words and graphics
  • Working knowledge of UNICEF and the UN or other relevant organisation
  • Demonstrated proficiency as a lead writer for case-studies or manuscripts
  • Knowledge of product innovation, and/or development

Languages:
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.


Application

Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter/application.
  2. Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars and estimated travel costs and estimate of total cost of contract (including trips as outlined in TOR). Financial quote should be inclusive of service fees, all taxes and living expenses. DSA will not be paid in addition to fees.
  3. CV
  4. Examples of previous, relevant work
  5. References

P 11 form (which can be downloaded from our website athttps://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc).

The applications should be submitted online through the UNICEF website. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.


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Opening Date Mon Nov 19 2018 03:00:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) Romance Standard Time
Closing Date Wed Dec 05 2018 17:55:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) 
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Job Opportunity: Innovation Business Model Specialist, Office of Innovation
Job Opportunity: Product Innovation Manager (Emerging Challenges)