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UNICEF Employment for Health Specialist (Immunization) P-4 in Abuja (NGO)

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For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Job Title:  Health Specialist (Immunization) P-4

Location: Abuja
Experience: 8 years
Course of Study: Medicine
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2014-003044
Duty Station:  Abuja
Country:  Nigeria
Region:  WCARO
Job Level:  P-4
Position#:  00020828
Application Close:  17-Dec-14
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)

Purpose of the Position
The incumbent is accountable for professional leadership and innovation in the development, planning, implementation, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and oversight management of the Immunization programme (SIAs and Polio Eradication) in conjunction with Maternal, New-born and Child Health components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF’s Accelerated Disease Control goals within the Immunization objectives for the country (Polio Eradication, Measles control, MNTE, CSM and Yellow Fever).

S/he is also responsible for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

Key Expected Results
1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
– Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Paediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to immunization.

– Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and/or international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes.

– Work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & health care an asset.

– Developing country work experience.

– Background/familiarity with Emergency.

– Fluency in English and another UN language.  Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station would be an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
– Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
– Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
– Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
– Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
– Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
– Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
– Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
– Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
– Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

Note:  duration of the contract is for one year, renewable

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