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Health Specialist (Expanded Programme on Immunisation): UNICEF
Deadline: 14 April 2013

Vacancy Notice No.Zim/2013:3
NOC Level (Fixed Term Post)

UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization, has an opening for a passionate and committed professional who wants to make a lasting difference for children in Zimbabwe. We are seeking people with a commitment for women and children, high drive for results, demonstrable embracing of diversity, integrity, demonstrable teamwork, good analytical and organizational skills.

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Health & Nutrition Unit for an individual who is accountable for professional leadership in and contributes to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF’s immunization plus goals and objectives for the country. The individual will be accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

Key result areas for this post include
1. Contribute towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling, analysing and evaluating information and providing the technical input. Ensure the preparation of the Situation Analysis relative to Immunization (EPI) interventions in the country and its periodic update
2. Collaborate with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, HIV and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization programme with other sectors.
3. Exercise technical leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches.
4. Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments.
5. Collaborate in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility. In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area
6. Provides technical support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects.
7. Identifies training needs; plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services
8. Liaise and follow up with UNICEF supply section to making sure the necessary immunization supplies including vaccines and injection materials and cold chain equipment are procured and distributed  on time
9. Actively participate on all national child survival and immunization technical working groups

Qualifications and Competencies
- Advanced University degree in Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, or other relevant disciplines.
- At least five years of relevant professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health or immunization programmes.
- Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival and health care critical.
- Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women and the current trends, methods and approaches.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter and curriculum vitae quoting vacancy notice number to the following address.

HR Manager
(Vacancy Notice: Zim-2013:3)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
P O Box 1250
Belgravia, Harare


Email: hararevacancies [at] unicef [dot] org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.
Well qualified candidates, particularly women are especially encouraged to apply.

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