Deadline: 29 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Immunization Specialist in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Immunization Specialist will be accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Immunization Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by overseeing collection, analysis and evaluation of information, and providing the technical guidance and input.
- Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, HIV and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization Programme with other interventions (e.g., malaria).
- Participates with UNICEF, Government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners in the development of the immunization strategies and approaches.
- Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved meeting the requirements and quality standards, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.
- Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
- Provides expert guidance and technical support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects.
- Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government accountability.
- Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments.
- Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
- Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility.
- Coordinates and provides assistance to the Country Office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology or other fields relevant to immunization.
- University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in the above fields of studies, combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- 8 years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes.
- Professional work experience in a managerial position or a technical expert position in child survival & health care.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.