Immunization Officer (EPI and Cold Chain), P2, Maseru, Lesotho #119885 (Open for Non Lesotho nationals)

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.

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The salary for this job should be between 78,477 USD and 106,591 USD.

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Purpose of the post:

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of Immunization (EPI) programme/project activities, including data analysis, programme support, delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for expansion of immunization coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy.

KEY END-RESULTS

  1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

  2. Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.

  3. Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI.

  4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.

  5. The capacities of Country Office staff and team work are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.

  6. Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted.

  7. Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

Ensures the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Immunization programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Drafts sound Immunization programme budgets for review by the supervisor, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of data and coding. Drafts updated project status reports.

Assembles and provides updated data and information on national immunization programme and on financial/administrative status for monitoring, analysis and analysis. Analyses the programme status and recommends appropriate adjustments as necessary.

2. Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.

Enhances project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Immunization project status.

Undertakes field visits to districts and sub-districts for monitoring and supervision of project activities and to improve immunization coverage. Supervises the implementation of the routine EPI activities and the work of the Polio Officer, district field assistants, etc. as required.

Prepares reports on the results of the field visits and progress of vaccination coverage.

3. Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI.

Analyses collected data and information and prepare progress reports; drafts changes in Immunization project work plans and in identification of required supplies and equipment. Drafts sections of donor, annual and other project documentation related to EPI, ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.

Monitors flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities. Records supply and non-supply inventory and quarterly update on cold chain equipment, distribution and utilization.

Ensures the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verifies that Immunization project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follows up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

5. The capacities of Country Office staff and team work are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.

Supports a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme. Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, team work facilitation and staff learning/development activities: ensures that vaccination teams (acceleration) are properly trained on the various aspect of EPI; uses the appropriate training guidelines; participates in the Mid level management training of vaccinators, cold chain managers, mid-level managers; participates in training activities and micro-planning workshops; participates in the training of district field assistants for community sensitization and awareness seminars.

6. Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted.

Compiles Immunization project implementation training and orientation materials, and shares useful and appropriate information to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.

7. Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners.

Ensures the effective communication, networking and working relationships are developed and maintained.

• Collaborates with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.

• Teams with local government counterparts to exchange detail information on Immunization project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies. Provides technical support in the planning of district EPI micro-plan. Recommends courses of action to supervisor, as necessary.

• Arranges field visits to project sites for government and other partner, providing necessary information for briefing on the project. Participates in the study of the project status and evaluation as required.

• Collaborates with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Immunization sector.

8. Strengthened cold chain systems capacity for COVID19 vaccination roll out and routine immunization.

Support cold chain logistics planning through coordination with EPI Team.

• Provide technical support on cold chain logistics arrangements, facilitating issue of cost-effective efficient customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of supplies and equipment.

• Provide technical support to the safe storage of immunization supplies and equipment awaiting distribution country-wide.

• Coordinate on a regular basis with EPI Team to ensure supplies and equipment are released to projects and to end users in a timely manner.

• Provide guidance on the proper storage of vaccines and consumables at each level of supply chain and distribution based on the distribution plan.

• Support maintenance/update of inventory of vaccines and consumables at central store. Assist in preparing, updating regularly and maintaining cold chain equipment inventory

• Support MOH to implement the comprehensive improvement plan based on the Effective Vaccine Management Assessment report.

• Facilitate regular maintenance of the cold chain equipment to ensure that all functional EPI centres are equipped with WHO Prequalified cold chain equipment

• Support MoH to implement operational deployment plans for COVAX CCE and related documentation, including development of evaluation report .

• Support strengthening of the national logistics working groups and facilitate monthly Immunization Supply Chain meetings with national and district officers.

• Based on the distribution strategy, map the potential fallback facilities in the country (especially at distrit level) with their respective cold chain storage (2-8C, -20C, -60/70C) and transportation capacity for vaccines and ancillary products.

• Together with the EPI Team improve warehouse practices by facilitating implementaion SOPs for buildings and other infrastructure such as generators, air conditioners and Voltage stabilizers;

• Provide technical inputs to the development/review of COVID19-appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs), protocols, or guidelines for collection and disposal of medical waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, to the relevant stakeholders.

• Help the EPI team identify/operationalize properly licensed waste management providers (especially for hazardous waste storage, transportation and disposal).

• Support regular vaccine stock management and reporting mechanisms for national and districts.

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QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES

1. Education

University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Child Development, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization and Child Survival & Health Care.

Background/familiarity with Emergency.

2. Work Experience

Two years of relevant professional work experience. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Experience in knowledge management. Training and experience in social welfare, or Immunization/health care.

3. Language Proficiency

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

4. Technical Knowledge

a) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)

Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:

• Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

• Child and Maternal Health

• Public Health

• Behaviour Change Communication

• Environmental Health

• Health Education

• Educational Interventions in Health Care

General knowledge of:

• Methodology of programme/project management

• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for Immunization programmes

• Knowledge of global Immunization issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current methods and approaches.

• Policies and strategy to address Immunization issues, including those relating to emergency, conflicts, disasters, and recovery.

• Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.

• Financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.

• Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.

• Mid-Term Strategic Plan

• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.

• UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on Immunization results

• Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software, including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.

b) Specific Technical Knowledge Required

• Professional technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas: Health, Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nursing, Family Health, Immunization, Social Work, Behaviour Change, or a discipline relevant to international development assistance in Immunization.

• Gender equality and diversity awareness

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced

• National Government development plans and policies

• Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes

• UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.

• UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

• UN security operations and guidelines

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UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities)

▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

▪ Works Collaboratively with others (1)

▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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