UNICEF Jobs in Kenya - Health Officer - Immunization Vacancies

UNICEF Jobs in Kenya - Health Officer - Immunization Vacancies

Job no: 520013
Work type:
  • Temporary Appointment
    Location:
  • Kenya
    Categories:
  • Health, NO-2, Expanded Programme Immunization

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

    For every child, Health

    Under the supervision of the Health Specialist and guidance from the National EPI Manager, the incumbent will dedicate 70% of the time working at the Ministry of Health Immunization program.

    The Health Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance, from planning to delivery of results, by preparing, executing, managing, and implementing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate Immunization programme development, implementation, monitoring progress, evaluating and reporting of results.

    Support to Immunization programme development and planning

    Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of Immunization programme. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, health) for higher management use to enhance Immunization programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.

    Contribute to the development and establishment of Immunization programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through analysis of Immunization programme needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for prioritization and setting of goal.

    Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of Immunization programming processes by executing and administering a variety of Immunization technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support Immunization programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.

    Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate Immunization programme review and approval process

    Immunization Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

    Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and National and County Immunization partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations, and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and decisions.

    Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.

    Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, Immunization programme reviews with government and other counterparts to assess performance and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of Immunization programme management.

    Monitor and report on the use of Immunization programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), and verify compliance with approved allocation and goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, as well as donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity.

    Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.

    Prepare regular and mandated Immunization programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

    Technical and operational support to Immunization programme implementation

    Conduct regular Immunization programme field visits and surveys and share information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution.

    Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.

    Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices

    on health and Immunization related issues to support Immunization programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

    Networking and partnership building for Immunization programme

    Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with Immunization national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to enhance programme implementation and build capacity of Immunization stakeholders to deliver concrete and sustainable results.

    Draft communication and information materials for UNICEF CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support fund raising for health including Immunization programmes.

    Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building for Immunization programme

    Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of Immunization stakeholders.

    Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable Immunization programme results.

    Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.

    Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of Immunization stakeholders.

    Qualifications

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, pediatric or child health, family health, global/international health, epidemiology, or another relevant technical field.
  • Training in Vaccinology, Immunization Middle Level management and or Operational Level
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in Immunization at National and or County level is mandatory
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • The competencies required for this post are….
  • View our competency framework at
    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 5th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs in Kenya - Health Officer - Immunization Vacancies

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