A fresh career opportunities at the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization is seeking to employ a new Vaccines Initiative Officer.
The incumbent will have the following assigned responsibilities/duties:
1. Routine Immunization
- Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other partners to assess performance and help formulate required action/interventions to ensure improvement
- Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of immunization related programmes
- Support the application and implementation of accelerated diseases control activities towards the achievement of eradication (polio), elimination (measles & rubella) and control of vaccine preventable diseases
2. COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery
- Provide technical support and day to day coordination and collaboration with the EPI Programme, partners and other stakeholders on COVID-19 vaccination with focus on vaccination among most disadvantaged populations and high risks communities
- Participate in monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, including field site visits, identifying issues, solutions and priority actions with stakeholders. This includes technical support for the development and implementation of digital tools and strategies for real-time monitoring.
- Provide technical support related to data management, analysis, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for COVID-19 vaccination
- Support and facilitate relevant trainings, orientation, workshops to build capacity of health workers, community members, partners on COVID-19 vaccination, including microplanning, community engagement outreach and monitoring.
- Support and participate in communications and visibility, collecting stories from the field, including human interest stories.
- Monitor COVID-19 vaccine registration, reception and track expiry.
- Support safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Advanced university degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, or Health Related Sciences
- Diploma or Certificate in Vaccinology, Immunisation systems or related fields
- At least five (5) years’ experience at the national and/or international level in the implementation of immunisation programmes. A previous working experience in low and middle-income countries will be an added advantage.
- Demonstrated professional experience working at the country level providing technical advice and services to national counterparts, Ministry of Health, and other external partners on planning, monitoring and evaluation of immunisation programmes including new vaccine introduction.
- Relevant experience in using data for decision making and strong data management skills
- Experience in programme management and working with diverse teams
- Relevant work experience with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.
- Demonstrable experience in management of Immunization system and large-scale vaccination campaign
- Experience is applying, introducing, and evaluating new vaccine introduction, including coordination of vaccine effectiveness studies
- Experience working with National Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and with WHO will be an asset
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