Immunization Specialist, P3, Asmara, Eritrea, FT

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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The salary for this job should be between 114,661 USD and 150,139 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 53.6% at this the location, applies.

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope!

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens, not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

The Immunization Specialist reports to the Chief of Child Survival & Development. The Immunization Specialist drives technical support to the Government in Immunization strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and supports the Health Specialist to define UNICEF priority interventions to accelerate the achievement of Effective Vaccine Management and improved immunization coverage in Eritrea. S/he is relied on to build and sustain partnerships with key Government counterparts, development partners, and other UNICEF colleagues across sectors relevant to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). This position specifically supports the expansion of the cold chain and vaccine logistics and management capacity in the country.

How can you make a difference?

The Immunization Specialist provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for EPI within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks. Specifically, the Specialist drives the delivery of results in the following areas:

  • Expansion of cold chain capacity at national and sub-national levels
  • Strengthening coordination and vaccine management at central and sub-national levels
  • Strengthening the capacity of health care workers and programme managers on vaccine management and logistics, especially at the health facility level; and
  • Support emergency preparedness for vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks at all levels

Purpose of Position

The Immunization (EPI) Specialist is responsible for the followings:

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex-disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnerships.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through the exercise of strong technical leadership.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability. Gender/sex-disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Immunization Programme provided.
  • Technical support is provided to the government at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through an effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated child survival monitoring system.
  • All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have:

Education: Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience: Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health/Immunization programmes. Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health care. Developing country work experience (for IP). Background/familiarity with Emergency.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or international organization is considered as an asset.

Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language and other UN languages is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • 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)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Added 7 months ago - Updated 7 months ago - Source: unicef.org