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Immunization Officer – COVID vaccination and response

Lashio (MMR)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Lashio (MMR)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Description of task

Under the guidance of Chief, Health and Nutrition Section and direct supervision of the Immunization Manager, the International UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks:

The overall objective of the Immunization Officer post is to support UNICEF/WHO led COVID-19 vaccination roll out and revitalization of routine immunization as part of comprehensive contingency health response initiatives and programming,

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  • Closely coordinate with WHO and other developmental partners at national and sub-national levels to adapt National COVID Vaccine Deployment Plan (NCVDP) to reflect evolving contexts and to meet different potential conflicting requirements, while ensuring to achieve targets
  • Support collection and analysis of timely, comprehensive and current data to inform NCVDP and revitalization of routine immunization plan adaptation, and implementation and monitoring
  • Support proposal and resource mobilization materials development and report preparation to be submitted to different developmental partners
  1. Support Implementation of NCVDP and revitalization of routine immunization plan
  • Work closely with WHO and other developmental partners at sub-national level to develop and establish partnerships with any organization/network acceptable from different angles, including developing programme documents and monitoring indicators for partnership
  • Support to sustain close working partnership with all stakeholders through active and regular sharing of information and knowledge on evolving COVID pandemic, prevention and treatment options and build capacity of stakeholders
  • Provide technical and coordination, support to roll-out the recommended/adapted NCVDP and routine vaccine revitalization activities
  1. Monitoring and Analysis of coverage, vaccine stock and cold chain data, and keep monitoring implementation of interventions
  • Use simple tools like Excel, access, ODK or kobo-collect tools for data collection, analysis, and dashboard monitoring (Power BI or similar)
  • Prepare documentation/ report of the intervention for sharing with donors, partners. Good writing skills to prepare easily understandable reports
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Master degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, pharmacology, social work, pubic administration, , logistics, or another relevant social science field.

Required experience 36 Months Experience remark

A minimum of three years professional experience in development planning and management in public health/immunization related areas, at the international level, is required.

Knowledge and understanding of the immunization programming in low-resource settings, particularly in the context of complex emergency;

Ability to develop and coordinate public health/immunization programmes that target IDPs/returnees is considered a strong asset;

Ability to mobilize and coordinate multiple health sectors to incorporate immunization programmes

Relevant experience in health/immunization programme development in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset;

Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered an added advantage.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Burmese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise Monitoring and evaluation, Public health, Development programme management Driving license Competencies values Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at Link to follow for - Registration steps Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile including contact details and two references and submit it. Incomplete profiles shall not be considered. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Post is for National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY. Therefore, only nationals of above-mentioned Country and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. For further details, please click on the link below. Application deadline: 26-09-2021
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