UN Technical Officer - MVIP Jobs in Ghana
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Purpose of the Post:
WHO recommends pilot implementation of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine prior to wide scale use.
The purpose of the pilot implementation programme is to answer critical questions related to programmatic feasibility, impact and safety of RTS,S/AS01.
This position is established to provide technical support to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for the planning and implementation of the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP).
The Technical officer will serve as the MVIP focal point at the GHS.He/she will work in the EPI Office at the GHS and collaborate with the MOH, PATH, IST, AFRO and HQ colleagues to fulfil the joint Immunization/Global Malaria Programme objectives in facilitating pilot implementation of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine as described in the WHO position paper.
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity:
The Goal of the MVIP is to provide an updated WHO policy recommendation on the use of the RTS,S malaria vaccine in young children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The strategic objective is to provide timely availability of pilot implementation evidence on RTS,S feasibility, impact, and safety for submission to the WHO‘s SAGE/MPAC aiming for final data submission in 2022.
To accomplish this, WHO will work closely with PATH in collaboration with the MOH and other partners, to support the introduction of the RTS,S vaccine sub-nationally through EPI programs in 3 countries (Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana), and will work with evaluation partners to collect data to answer questions on the feasibility, impact and safety of RTS,S to support the goal.5.Outstanding communication and team building skills.
Outstanding communication and team building skills.
Experience in immunization or EPI programmes;
Additional experience in malaria control.
Excellent knowledge of English is required.
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in all MS Office applications, spreadsheets and data analysis.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 15th August, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; UN Technical Officer - MVIP Jobs in Ghana
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