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TA Health Specialist (Immunization), P- 3, 364 days, Bauchi, Nigeria

Bauchi (Nigeria)

Under the guidance of the UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Bauchi and the technical orientation of the Immunization Manager in Abuja, the incumbent works in close collaboration with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and State Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and other partners at State level, to achieve the main objective which are to strengthen health system using immunization as entry point and ensure that children and women have equitable access to and use improved and quality  high impact maternal, neonatal and child health interventions in Bauchi State. To achieve this, the incumbent will provide strong capacity and technical leadership and guidance to the State to identify, review available data, plan equitably and address bottlenecks in the immunization, child and maternal health programme of the State, with particular emphasis on routine immunization and polio eradication.

PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT

Under the guidance of the UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Bauchi and the technical orientation of the Immunization Manager in Abuja, the incumbent works in close collaboration with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and State Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and other partners at State level, to achieve the main objective which are to strengthen health system using immunization as entry point and ensure that children and women have equitable access to and use improved and quality  high impact maternal, neonatal and child health interventions in Bauchi State.

To achieve this, the incumbent will provide strong capacity and technical leadership and guidance to the State to identify, review available data, plan equitably and address bottlenecks in the immunization, child and maternal health programme of the State, with particular emphasis on routine immunization and polio eradication.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Liaise with BMGF, the Dangote Foundation, USAID and the State Governor's office to ensure commitments of Immunization/ Health MOU are met;
  2. Advocate to increase governments' efforts to reduce number of un-immunized children and reduce number of neonate, children and mothers not receiving high impact health interventions from an integrated services including supportive supervision and micro-planning of health;
  3. Advocate and communicate to generate demand, especially among the underserved population using the platform of State Community Engagement Strategy for Immunization/Health. Proactively engage the SMOH, SPHCDA, State EOC, and other immunization, maternal and child health partners at State level for immunization, neonatal, child and maternal health related issues;
  4. Provide technical assistance throughout all stages of programming processes to the development of good quality State and LGA annual equity-focused, integration, coherence and harmonization of health operational plans and their review;
  5. Support training activities and other capacity development activities of State Government for their health/immunization personnel;
  6. Support State and LGA level Integrated Supportive Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of immunization and other Maternal and child health services;
  7. Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational/ RI/Health MOU rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources;
  8. Support the documentation, reporting and sharing of innovations, success stories and programme activities related to immunization, maternal and child health in the assigned State.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  1. An Advanced University Degree in public health, paediatric health, and other health related science is required;
  2. At least five years progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing,
  3. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/immunization planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, and evaluating of health projects particularly, immunization programmes. Relevant experience in health/immunization program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset;
  4. Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields;
  5. Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications;
  6. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization;
  7. Commitment to continuous learning for professional development;
  8. Fluency in oral and written English are required. Knowledge of another UN working language an asset. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.

 

 

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bauchi (Nigeria)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-06

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