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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

National Professional Officer/Routine Immunization - UN World Health Organization (WHO)

Job title: National Professional Officer/Routine Immunization

Vacancy Notice No.: NPO/Routine Immunization/UGA/13/03
Organisation: World Health Organization (WHO)
Duty Station: WHO Country Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: WHO Representative
Grade: WW1
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 7 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Contribute in EPI programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation within the WHO Country Office; support UNEPI to develop national annual and multi-year plans of action and monitor progress of approved activities and indicators.
Provide technical Assistance to the Ministry of Health to strengthen routine immunization and evaluation and reach every district, with special reference to planning and management of resources, establishment of outreach services, supportive supervision, community links with service delivery and waste management plans.
Give technical support to UNEPI in accelerated immunisable diseases control, elimination and eradication; specifically the Polio Eradication Initiative, Measles Control and Elimination, and Maternal and Neonatal Elimination
Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and districts in micro planning for immunization, with special emphasis on improving coverage, quality of service, and vaccine management, setting priorities based on evidence. and implementing immunization safety and waste management plans.
Monitor progress and constraints in the implementation of national EPI plans, through monitoring of coverage, drop-out rates, vaccine wastage and other indicators, especially in areas supported by grants for routine immunization provided through WHO.
Support UNEPI to plan, implement and monitor capacity-building activities for EPI at national, district and health sub-district levels.
Participate in the identification, planning and evaluation of operational research activities, and document lessons learnt and best practice, particularly from programmes with grant support provided through WHO.
Co-ordinate, prepare and submit technical and financial progress reports to donors as required, in particular for GAVI.
Any other duties assigned by the WHO Representative.

Personal Competencies:
Producing results
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Fostering Integration and team
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships organization and beyond.
Setting an example.
Promoting WHO's position in health leadership.

Very good communication skills
Good Analytical Skills
Design and implementation of operational research

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
A Bachelor of Medicine Degree from a recognized University and Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related health science.
At least seven (7) years experience in the field of Public Health.
Prior experience in the World Health Organization and other United Nations Agencies and in the area of Immunization will be an added advantage.
English language proficiency i.e. written and spoken; working knowledge of French would be added advantage.
Contact/How to apply:

All interested Ugandans who deem themselves as potential employees of the UN’s Health Organisation (WHO) should send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of certificates and or testimonials to:

The WHO Representative, 60 Prince Charles Drive , P. O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda Telephone: 0414 33 55 00