Health Specialist (Immunization) at UNICEF, Lilongwe, Malawi


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Deadline: 22 July 2022

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Health Specialist (Immunization) in Lilongwe, Malawi.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Health Specialist (Immunization) will perform the following functions:

  • Expansion of cold chain capacity at national and sub-national levels
  • Strengthening coordination and vaccine management at central and sub-national levels
  • Strengthening the capacity of health care workers and programme managers on vaccine management and logistics, especially at the health facility level
  • Support emergency preparedness for vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks at all levels
  • Ensure accurate, complete and up to date programme management information is available for effective programme design, implementation, budget preparation, management, and monitoring and reporting

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • 5 year’s of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of Health/Immunization programmes.
  • Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health care.
  • Experience in an interdisciplinary approach in strategic immunization initiatives is essential.
  • Knowledge of UN and/or UNICEF’s work in humanitarian action is desirable.
  • Experience and proficiency in reports development, research reports, and strategic notes articulation is highly required.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in community capacity building is an asset.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and a local language (Chichewa), both strong verbal and written skills, is essential.
  • Nationality of Malawi/

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit UNICEF.

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