Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 05 Feb 2018
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For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE
In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF’s ability to deliver better results for children, there is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
How can you make a difference?
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world’s thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the supervision of the Chief of Health, the Health Officer (Cold Chain) would be 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 and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.
Ensures the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Immunization and cold chain programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Drafts sound Immunization and cold chain programme budgets for review by the supervisor, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of data and coding. Drafts updated project status reports.
Assembles and provides updated data and information on national immunization and cold chain programme and on financial/administrative status for monitoring, analysis and analysis. Analyses the programme status and recommends appropriate adjustments as necessary.
2. Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.
Enhances project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Immunization and cold chain project status.
Provides leadership in introduction and implementation of newer & advanced technologies in cold chain & vaccine management. Undertakes field visits to districts and sub-districts for monitoring and supervision of project activities and to improve immunization coverage. .
Prepares reports on the results of the field visits and progress of vaccination coverage.
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 and cold chain.
Analyses collected data and information and prepare progress reports; drafts changes in Immunization project work plans and in identification of required supplies and equipment. Drafts sections of donor, annual and other project documentation related to EPI and cold chain, ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.
4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured.
Monitors flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities. Records supply and non-supply inventory and quarterly update on cold chain equipment, distribution and utilization.
Ensures the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verifies that Immunization and cold chain project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database. Follows up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
5. The capacities of Country Office staff and team work are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
Supports a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization and cold chain Programme. Supports states in conducting cold chain equipment repair & maintenance training in close collaboration with Government organizations(NCCRC,NCCVMRC) ,Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, team work facilitation and staff learning/development activities: ensures that vaccination teams (acceleration) are properly trained on the various aspect of EPI and cold chain; uses the appropriate training guidelines; participates in the Mid level management training of vaccinators, cold chain managers, mid-level managers; participates in training activities and micro-planning workshops; participates in the training of district field assistants for community sensitization and awareness seminars.
6. Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted.
Compiles Immunization and cold chain project implementation training and orientation materials, and shares useful and appropriate information to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.
7. Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners.
Ensures the effective communication, networking and working relationships are developed and maintained.
IMPACT OF RESULTS
The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation, planning and implementation of health programs/projects facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the Health Program that directly impacts the improvement of the health of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and children in the country, and this in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide program services to protect the rights of children, promote greater social equality to enable children to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.
Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):
University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medical Health, Public Health, Engineering, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization and Child Survival & Health Care. Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Two years of relevant professional work experience in the domain of immunization cold chain-supply chain/routine immunization. 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 cold chain / Engineering / Immunization/health care.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity.
Core Competencies (Required)
Communication [II] • Working with People [II] • Drive for Results [II]
Functional Competencies (Required)
Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]; Analysing [I]; Applying Technical Expertise [I]; Learning and Researching [I]; Planning and Organizing [I]
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509711