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National, CTG Consultant Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-14

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Overview of position

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is the only public health program being implemented nationwide through network of about 700 immunization sites out of these NCDC has decided to use 426 on an Nationwide for COVID-19 vccination. The country reports very high immunization coverage (administrative coverage) against childhood vaccine preventable diseases however, there has been deterioration in the health system including EPI and currently faced by number of issues the System issues; include Human Resource capacities, lack of micro plans must for planning evidence backed immunization programming, no updated data on cold chain and vaccine management, monitoring of quality of vaccines and above all quality and reliability of data. There are number of prerequisites MUST for a strong quality immunization program in any country and basic objective of this consultancy is to facilitate development of Immunization system in focused health facilities as a pilot for nationwide replication. 

  1. a) Micro-plans are backbone of the immunization program. Each facility should have a micro-detail of the immunization activities being conducted-defining the target population. Forecast for vaccine, vaccination coverage and defaulter list for follow up actions. These micro-plans from one administrative area are compiled to develop the Micro-plan of next level-the municipality micro-plan enabling the municipality management to arrange vaccines to meet needs of the vaccine at municipality level. At next level all municipality micro-plans are developed contribute in 
  2. b) Data quality, reliability and timeliness are main concern impeding evidence backed and predictable programming in immunization. No independent assessment of immunization coverage, desk reviews and capacity assessment of immunization program has been conducted 

 

 

  1. in the country since long. Therefore, strengthening reliability and timely availability of data is critical for immunization program to contribute effective in prevention of vaccine preventable diseases among children. 
  2. c) Huge gaps in human resource capacities to ensure service as per global standards required for immunization. It is critical that urgent training of vaccination staff is undertaken on Cold Chain and Vaccine management 
  3. d) Vaccine are very sensitive to change to temperature, therefore a system to ensure quality of vaccine during storage, distribution and administration is critical through reliable vaccine monitoring mechanism. This is required at all level from in cold rooms, central level with alarm system (temp mapping and monitoring) to each and every equipment having vaccine. FT2 is a device in use for the purpose and about 700 devices have already been procured must to be available and used in 426 targeted facilities. 

 

UNICEF is implementing a comprehensive package of interventions with special focus on quality and coverage of EPI vaccines nationwide. The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is the only public health program in Libya through network of about 700 immunization sites. The administrative coverage is reported very high against childhood vaccine preventable diseases however, EPI is embarking on introduction of COVID-19 vaccine in 426 targeted sites where extensive technical support is required for quality assurance .Hence,UNICEF Libya is seeking the services of a National consultant for EPI for a period of three months (extendable) with a start date of 25th March 2021. 

Role objectives

Under the guidance & supervision of the director EPI, the consultant will; 

  • Assist in implementing Health facility based micro-plans to facilitate vaccination in targeted. 
  • Contribute in undertaking Cold Chain and Vaccine management training to equip vaccination staff health facility level with required Knowledge and skill sets for quality services. 
  • Placement of FT2 the monitoring device in cold chain equipments to ensure quality of vaccine during storage, distribution and administration through reliable vaccine monitoring mechanism. 
  • Endorse and Scale up use of EPI booklet and COVID guidlines as basic guide for the vaccinators. 
  • Assist in development and dissemination of awareness raising material on the subject for wider dissemination 
  • Undertake Monitoring of health facilities to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of the staff trained to support EPI. 
  • Submit detailed monitoring report highlighting any issues with recommended actions 
  • Develop a profile of the staff trained during the process and the vaccination site. 
  • Prepare monthly reports of the defined activities and submit to the supervisor for review 

 

Project reporting
To the project manager
Key competencies Quality-oriented, creative, able to work efficiently under tight deadlines • Experience of working with diverse groups of people in emergencies an asset.
University degree or higher Dipolma in Media, Social Science, Public Health, Business Administration, Linguistics or related fields.
• Two years of relevant professional experience in Public health/social sector analysis and reporting.
• Strong communication in written and oral in Arabic and English with specific skills in undertaking training and vaccine management.
Team management
This role doesn't have team management responsibility. 
Further information
To be communicated later if any
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