NPO (Immunization) - (2105002)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2021, 11:45:01 AM
Closing Date: Oct 24, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Pristina
Organization: EU_KOS WHO Office, Pristina
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS) at the country level, the incumbent will support national efforts in response to COVID-19 pandemic, through provision of technical assistance on preparedness for and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine, including strengthening of national vaccine-preventable disease control and elimination programmes. The technical assistance is provided within the framework of EU funded project “Strengthening health systems resilience in the Western Balkans”. Please describe the key duties: Provide technical support to Ministry of Health and/or relevant ministries and governmental agencies to support deployment of COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination including strengthening of national routine immunization; Disseminate and facilitate implementation of SAGE and ETAGE recommendations on deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination; Provide technical support to implement preparedness and readiness activities on critical programmatic areas based on COVID-19 vaccine characteristics; Provide technical support to implement the strategies outlined in the national COVID-19vaccination plan including (and not limited to) evidence-informed decision making and service delivery modalities as per the vaccine characteristics, vaccine safety, demand and acceptance; Facilitate submission of the national vaccination coverage data to the “COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor” online platform; Provide support to document implementation of national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan to share lessons learnt and to leverage and integrate the achievements to routine immunization programme strengthening; Conduct field visits, collect and analyze data, undertake periodic reviews; Supportto development of and/or prepare progress reports as requested by regional and global structures; Oversee and coordinate the development, planning and implementation of short-term and long-term plans of National Immunization Programme to operationalize the national and regional immunization programme goals and targets; Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and/or relevant ministries and governmental agencies in line with already organized activities of WHO office regarding the cooperation with relevant and adequate counterparts and subnational systems; Facilitate and coordinate regional staff and high-level immunization partner missions as appropriate; Undertake any other duties which may be assigned according to the needs of the WHO.
Essential: University degree in medicine, nursing, health management or relevant social/public health areas.
Desirable: Advanced University degree (Master's level or above) in public health or epidemiology.
Essential: At least 2 years' experience in planning and management of public health or immunization programmes; Experience in developing national policy and planning documents in the area of public health, immunization and/or emergency response.
Desirable: Work experience with WHO or another international public health organization
This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.