Working under the technical direction of the Technical Advisor, Vaccination, the Technical Officer, Vaccination will provide technical support across the vaccination component of the MCGL Bridge Project. S/he will work alongside the Vaccination Technical Advisor and the immunization team to ensure strong coordination with the PSE component of the Project. Project. S/he will work alongside the immunization partnership in the country, to strengthen the quality, access, efficiency and sustainability of immunization programs in the context of integrated MNCH care in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
S/he will support a desk review and facility assessments activities to determine needs at the beginning of the project and as the project activities are being implemented. S/he will support identifying areas requiring MCGL implementation support based on data review, data analysis and consultations. The Vaccination Technical Officer will support activities that build the capacity of MOH technical staff that includes RIVO/DIVO and health care providers in vaccination programming. Working with council health management teams, s/he will support microplanning to improve comprehensive council health planning and program budgets to increase coverage of immunization services in a sustainable way. The Officer will provide technical support to ensure linkages and synergies at service delivery level from community to facility level including facilitating vaccine delivery in outreach setting. S/he will also support technical assistance activities to strengthen the vaccination surveillance systems.
During the project, the Vaccination Technical Officer will work collaboratively with MCGL staff to engage stakeholders in designing and adopting sustainability strategies, advocating for government funding for key meetings and activities, identifying and monitoring key sustainability milestones and advocating for inclusion of interventions into facility and institutional level budgets to pave the way for sustainability and scale.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Advanced diploma and/or degree desirable
Master’s in public or environmental health with special interest in Immunization Programming is an added advantage
At least 3 years work experience a hospital or facility-based immunization programs with progressively increasing responsibilities
Knowledge and experience of sustainable immunization program planning and implementation
A record of being proficient in immunization and/or reproductive and child health services including immunization approaches/systems i.e. VIMS, REC Strategy
Experience working with the MOHCDGEC and PORALG across all levels
Experience working in immunization program is an added advantage
Excellent facilitation skills including delivering an interactive presentation, participatory
Current knowledge in the field of immunization linked with maternal, newborn and child health, including infection prevention
Solid communication, verbally and in writing in English and Kiswahili
Proven record of working effectively within a team
Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
Excellent spoken and written English skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and collaborate as member of the team to achieve results
Extensive knowledge of the local health systems including CHMT functions
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
Previous experience and understanding of USG funded programs
Willingness to travel domestically.
Method of Application
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Send the application through email:HRTZ@jhpiego.org Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 29thOctober, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
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