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Operational plan for Somalia National Blood Bank


Upon the request by the Government of Somalia, UNFPA is constructing a National Blood Bank in Mogadishu. The site for the blood bank is adjacent to Banadir Hospital, within the hospital complex, which is the largest Maternal and Child Health Hospital in the country. The blood bank is envisioned to serve the Banadir Hospital as well as other hospitals in the vicinity of Mogadishu city. The blood bank services will be critical in providing much needed blood supplies to respond to the needs for saving maternal lives as well as trauma victims.

Reporting Arrangements

The consultant will report directly to the Chief of Health at UNFPA Somalia and work under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Deputy Representative. 

Place of work

  • Home-based. This assigned is envisioned to be accomplished through a remote working modality.
  • No travel is anticipated for this assignment.

Overall Objective

The overall objective of the consultancy is to prepare an operational plan for a newly constructed blood bank to enable a smooth functioning of the facility taking into consideration the various components of a well-functioning blood bank