Purpose of Position Setting
To contribute to the planning and implementation of the activities related to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).
Major Duties and Responsibilities
*Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective
To reduce childhood morbidity and mortality attributable to vaccine preventable diseases by implementing routine and supplemental immunization activities for children and women of childbearing age in accordance with established technical guidelines. To support introduction of new and underutilized vaccines in Somalia with demonstrated burden of diseases and as needed
*Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment)
Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer and overall guidance of WHO Representative in Somalia, the incumbent will work closely with the national EPI team of the Ministry of Health and in close collaboration and coordination with VPI team and the Director of Communicable Disease to provide the necessary technical input for strengthening the immunization programme in Somalia. He/she is expected to provide the technical briefing to EPI in Somalia, and participate in drafting guidelines, within the framework of the regional guidelines of the different components of EPI (Measles elimination, routine immunization strengthening, new vaccines introduction…etc.).
*Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)
The candidate will perform the following:
1. Monitor the MOH planning and micro planning activities as follows:
2. Strengthening routine immunization:
3. Surveillance, monitoring and evaluation:
4. Introduction of new vaccines:
Contribute effectively to the planning and implementation of SIAs including polio, measles, cholera, NNT etc
First University degree in medicine or public health or nursing .
Master’s degree in public health.
At least one year experience in EPI programs.
Working experience with WHO or UN.
Essential: English – Somlai
Describe the core, management competencies required – See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.
*4. Producing Results
Functional Knowledge and Skill
*Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
Demonstrated ability to assess and analyse data.
Your application should be sent to the below email address, please indicate the title of the position you have applied in the email subject by close of business Wednesday 22 March 2023. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.