Kenya

Technical Officer (Immunization)

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Number of positions: 1

Grade: LICA 8 ( Equivalent to NO-A)

Contract type: UNOPS Contract

Duration of contract: 6-month with the possibility of extension up to one year (subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance)

Purpose of the post:

To facilitate implementation of activities related to Health System Strengthening for immunization programme and to support WHO country immunization team in providing technical assistance to the states.

Purpose of the Programme:

To reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases by implementing routine immunization, supplemental immunization activities and introduction of new vaccines in accordance with established technical guidelines and in line with the Global and regional Vaccine Action Plans

Organizational context: The incumbent will work under the technical supervision of the Medical Officer – EPI in the WHO country office.

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

i) Facilitate the process of the development /update of national and state plan of action for vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programmers to achieve the national immunization programme targets.

ii) Collect and analyze data and information required to reflect activities conducted, progress made, constraints faced and monitoring data for identifying low coverage areas and reasons for low coverage in different population groups.

iii) Follow-up on implementation of planned activities, campaigns and field activities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other health sectors.

iv) Contribute effectively in developing appropriate tools and indicators for monitoring the implementation and progress of programmatic activities.

v) Liaise with the national health authorities for dissemination of technical documents, guidelines and protocols on prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases.

vi) Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports of activities implemented.

vii) Facilitate raising of purchase orders and POs management (tracking and closure)

viii) Any additional task assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualification:

Education:

Essential – University degree in Medicine/ Public Health/social sciences

Desirable – Training in EPI, epidemiology

WHO only considers higher educational qualification obtained from an accredited institution

Experience: at least one year of experience in EPI at national or sub-national level.

Proficiency in local and English language and in working knowledge in computer software spreadsheet and MS Office.

How to apply

Your application should be sent to the below address indicating the position applied in the subject by close of business Wednesday 31 July 2021. It should include a cover letter & detailed CV (as one document) with your contact details.

sent by email to:

emacosomrecruitment@who.int