Immunization Officer

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Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Immunization Officer (NO2) Talent Group for UNICEF Lusaka, Zambia for a period of 36 months. While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available at and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.

The Immunization Officer reports to the Immunization Specialist for close guidance and supervision. The incumbent will accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of Immunization (EPI) programme/project activities, including data analysis, programme support, delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for expansion of immunization coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.
  • Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.
  • Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI.
  • Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.
  • Capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
  • Knowledge sharing with donors and media
  • Effective communication, networking and collaboration with internal and external partners.

Requirements for the post:

  • Education: University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Child Development, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization and Child Survival & Health Care.
  • Experience: • Two years of relevant professional work experience. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization (for IP).
  • Field work experience (for NO).
  • Experience in knowledge management.
  • Training and experience in social welfare, or Immunization/health care.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required and Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Method of Application:

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Application deadline
24 Dec 15:00