Immunization Officer (NOA), Temporary Appointment (364 days), Tarinkot, Afghanistan #00123075 (Open

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Immunization Officer (NOA), Temporary Appointment (364 days), Tarinkot, Afghanistan #00123075 (Open

  • Post Date:November 30, 2022
  • Views 26
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience Less than 1 Year
    Gender Both
  • Industry Development
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number 557584
    Location Urozgan
Job Description

About UNICEF Afghanistan:

Founded:

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, Care!

Job Summary:

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Immunization programme that includes Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI), COVID-19 vaccination and other immunization related activities such as outbreak response. Measle mass campaign etc and cover data analysis, programme support, vaccines supplies, community mobilization, supportive supervision to improve coverage. The job also aims to improve teamwork and collaboration, 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, PEI and other vaccination programmes.
  4. 100% availability of vaccines and other supplies (including promotional items) for EPI, PEI and other immunization activities, well managed and accounted for.
  5. Communities are well informed, mobilized to demand and access all immunization services.



Duties & Responsibilities:

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 evidenced-based Immunization programme budgets for review by the supervisor, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of data and other inputs. 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.
  • Participate fully in all immunization activities including planning for Polio campaign, EPI, and review meetings. Ensure community mobilizers are well trained and empowered to carry out community mobilization activities during both routine and campaign activities. Ensure training of vaccinators by NGO’s are done qualitatively while providing support and monitoring.
  • Undertakes field visits to districts and sub-districts for monitoring and supportive supervision of immunization activities (EPI, PEI, other campaigns, and Covid-19 vaccinations).
  • 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. 100% availability of vaccines and other supplies (including promotional items) for EPI, PEI and other immunization activities, well managed and accounted for.

  • Participates in forecasting of vaccines and other supply needs for all immunization activities (EPI, EPI, Campaigns).
  • Ensure all supplies are delivered from the regional and/or national levels to the provinces and thereafter supplied to districts/health facilities/teams based on agreed distribution plans.
  • Ensures vaccine management practices at all levels are effective & efficient achieving the desired wastage rates at each level.
  • Ensures 100% accountability of all vaccines especially type 2 containing vaccines used in polio campaigns. Specific to PEI, ensures that Form A is filled at districts and provincial levels (within the stipulated time frame).
  • Facilitates in the development of cold chain inventory and develop and share plan to address gaps

5. Support the development, implementation and monitoring of polio regional communication strategies and other initiatives aimed at eradication efforts.

  • Ensures that communities are well informed, mobilized to demand immunization services and polio vaccines particularly during campaigns.
  • Collaborate with relevant partners at provincial level and provide operational and technical guidance to communication and social mobilization activities to ensure maximum outreach and demand for polio vaccines.
  • Periodically map and assess potential contacts, influencers and provincial resources that could be optimized for maximum impact of communication and social mobilization interventions.
  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with local provincial authorities, relevant civil society organizations, community groups, religious leaders and other critical community leaders for effective engagement, community participation and development.
  • Ensure the design and production of provincial specific communication tools and materials ensuring technical quality and acceptability to targeted audiences.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

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.

Job Requirement:

Work Experience

  • At least one year of relevant professional work experience.
  • Field work experience will be an asset.
  • Experience in knowledge management.
  • Training and experience in social welfare, or Immunization/health care will be an advantage.

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Urozgan

Submission Guideline:

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

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

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.



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