General International / Multinational

State Immunization Consultant Job Vacancy Nationwide at UNICEF Nigeria March, 2015

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to
strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

If you are a Nigerian national who is a passionate end committed professional and wants to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: State Immunization Consultant

VN No.: VN-NGR-25-2015
Location: Nationwide
Level: Junior Level
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 9 month

Purpose / Objective of the Consultancy

    To support Government of Nigeria in its goal of reducing vaccine preventable diseases through strengthening immunization systems by providing technical support to States’ Ministry of Health in the area of polio eradication , other SIAs and routine immunization.
    The incumbent will provide technical support to the State Ministry of Health (State Primary Health Care Development Agency/Board) to accelerate quality implementation of routine immunization as a means to sustain polio eradication in the polio-free states as well as to improve further the reduction in morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable and other diseases.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished:

    The Consultant will provide technical support to EPI State Team (particularly the social mobilization and Vaccine security committees) on all aspects of routine immunization for both EPI/PEI in the assigned State in line with the UNICEF mandate for vaccine security and social mobilization.

Minimum Qualification

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Health/Material Management/Engineering or equivalent (minimal).
    Master’s Degree in Public Health/Pharmacology, Business, or Engineering is an advantage.
    Experience in managing cold chain system for vaccine or other related medical supplies and providing immunization services is desirable.
    At least 5 years progressively professional work experience with at least 2 years at providing technical support in the area of Logistics, supply chain management, cold chain.
    Fluency in English.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application, accompanied by an updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form to:

Click Here to Download the United Nations Personal History Form

Note: Candidate should indicate the Job Title they are applying for on the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 26th March, 2015.

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