UNICEF Immunization Specialist Jobs in Zambia

UNICEF Immunization Specialist Jobs in Zambia


  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

  • Children deserve the best and we never give up.

  • For every child, ... Health

  • The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country's children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

    How can you make a difference?

  • Take this opportunity to join the vibrant Health Team working under Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening), the Immunization (EPI) Specialist is accountable for professional leadership in and contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF's immunization plus goals and objectives for the country.

  • Accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.

  • Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.

  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership.

  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.

  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.

  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.

  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the
    sector.

  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

  • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of the monitoring system.

  • All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination is provided.

  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have;

    Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.

  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health/Immunization programmes.

  • Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health care.

  • Background/familiarity with Emergency is an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required.

    For every Child, we serve you

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies required in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The core competencies required for this post are...

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness.

  • Works Collaboratively with others.

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships.

  • Innovates and Embraces Change.

  • Thinks and Acts Strategically.

  • Drives to achieve impactful results.

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Persuading and Influencing.

  • Applying technical Knowledge.

  • Planning and organization.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Immunization Specialist Jobs in Zambia ​


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