Immunization Officer, NO2, Temporary Appointment

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Immunization Officer, NO2, Temporary Appointment at Unicef

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:   

  • Evidence-based planning, designing, budgeting, monitoring, reviewing and reporting of immunization programme:Technical support to MoH on revitalisation and strengthening of immunization systems and services with specific focus on vaccine procurement and management, cold chain and logistics management, communication for development (C4D), local level micro-planning, and monitoring, reviews and reporting. Contributes to the design, development and implementation of national vaccination strategies and approaches, through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Technical support to a multisectoral approach on the introduction and roll-out of for the COVID-19 vaccine:Technical support to Ministry of Health and Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to lead the coordination and management of the introduction, roll-out and monitoring of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This will be in collaboration with concerned sectors like Education, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Community Development and Social Services (CDSS), and Immigration and Defence Services, with a specific focus on COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategies, advocacy, demand generation, communication and community engagement.
  • Technical support on improving immunization coverage and equity:Assist in channeling UNICEF’s technical and advisory support to MoH, Provincial Health Offices (PHOs) and District Health Offices (DHOs) to design, develop, implement, monitor, review and report on an equity-focused immunization programming with improved coverage and equity.
  • Collaboration with strategic and implementing partners:Assist in collaborating with immunization partners and stakeholders within the country, and at regional and global levels including Gavi, WHO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), World Bank, USAID, CDC and other strategic and implementing partners in both strengthening routine immunization systems in Zambia and effectively coordinating the management of COVID-19 vaccine introduction and roll-out under various national and sub-national platforms like Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC), COVID-19 National Task Team (NTT), and Zambia Immunization Technical Advisory Group (ZITAG).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Planning and organizing (2)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (2)

View our competency framework here;  Competency Framework – 2020.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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : February 26, 2021


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