WHO Technical Assistant Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns

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Job Title: State Technical Assistant – Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns

Ref No: 2102010
Location: Nigeria
Schedule: Full Time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months

 

WHO Technical Assistant  Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns

 

The program’s objectives are as follows:

The World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria continues to provide technical and program management support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to accomplish Accelerated Disease Control targets through regular and Supplemental Immunization operations, as well as through other means.
Following a successful application to Gavi for follow-up measles nation-wide campaigns as well as preventive mass campaigns, as well as the receipt of Decision letters for Nigeria, initial planning activities have begun as part of the pre-implementation process in order to ensure a successful vaccination campaign in the country.

 

WHO Technical Assistant Measles / Yellow Fever Campaigns

 

 

 

 

 

 

These initiatives are part of Nigeria’s strategy plan for the management of measles and yellow fever, which was implemented in 2015. Nigeria aims to vaccinate 45,541,201 children aged 9 months to 59 months with an additional dose of measles in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 throughout all states and the Federal Capital Territory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the approved accelerated EYE strategy plan, which has been shared with the EYE secretariat, preventive mass vaccination campaigns with yellow fever vaccines will be conducted across six states, with a target population of 40,825,243 people aged 9 months to 44 years across seven states, according to the plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These campaigns will be carried out in an integrated manner wherever possible, taking into consideration the various antigens that will be delivered through SIAs in 2021.
In accordance with GPW 13, this is expected to contribute to the prevention of epidemics and pandemics (outcome 2.2).

Description of Responsibilities
Working in collaboration with the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) team and WHO Nigeria employees, the State Technical Officers (STO) will provide support for the following activities:

Increasing the effectiveness of state coordination teams for the next SIAs
Pre-implementation efforts include developing a preparedness dashboard, providing support for health worker training, deploying vaccination teams in teams, and assisting with data management, including monitoring and evaluation.
While working closely with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), State primary health care Boards partners, and several other stakeholders, the STO is expected to bring previous experience from planning and implementing previous VPD mass campaigns to the state/LGAs, as well as a vast understanding of the WHO guidelines for the implementation of mass campaigns in the context of Covid-19. As a bonus, it is preferred that the consultant has a thorough awareness of issues connected to immunization, vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) surveillance, and gender equity.

 

 

Second, and in accordance with the Gavi proposal, first a) support the development of the proposal, including its chronogram and annexes; and secondly b) support the review of the budget. This is based on both primary and secondary information acquired.
In order to gather input on planned activities, meet with government agencies such as the National Public Health and Community Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Ministry of Health.

 

Required Qualifications

Education
Essential:

University Degree, preferably in one of the following: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health

Desirable:

Post-graduate degree in Public Health, preferably in Epidemiology or other related public health fields.

Experience
Essential:

At least 5 years’ experience in Immunization activities in similar roles in an organization concerned with public health management.

Desirable:

Prior working experience with international nongovernmental organization (INGOs), WHO/UN, health clusters partners, recognized humanitarian organizations.
Understanding of WHO guidelines for implementation of mass campaigns in the context of Covid-19

Skills:

Public speaking and communication
Technical presentation skills

WHO Competencies:

Promotes WHO’s position in health leadership
Communicates in a credible and effective way
Fostering integration and teamwork
Producing results
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Use of Language Skills:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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