Job ID 20235
Industry Information Technology
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
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The Provincial Immunization Coordinator plays a vital role in ensuring the successful implementation of the Immunization Monitoring Project at the provincial level. This role involves providing expert technical guidance, robust support, and effective coordination to ensure proficient monitoring of immunization activities. Collaboration with various stakeholders, including provincial and federal authorities, UNICEF, WHO, EPI Teams, and field personnel, is essential.
- Lead and Supervise Project Activities: Take charge of executing Immunization Monitoring Project activities within the designated province.
- Collaborate with Health Directorate: Work closely with the provincial health directorate to align with project objectives and guidelines.
- Security Clearances: Establish and maintain security clearances for Field Monitors (FMs) to conduct monitoring activities within the designated area.
- Partner Alignment: Ensure that all implementing partners are aligned with the Third-Party Field Monitoring (TPFM) framework.
- Stakeholder Coordination: Coordinate with relevant officers, including health ministers, to share monitoring findings in consultation with the provincial UNICEF health specialist.
- Contingency Planning: Develop a contingency plan to address high turnover among Field Monitors in selected districts.
- Community Collaboration: Collaborate with district-level stakeholders and local communities to ensure effective implementation.
- Technical Guidance: Provide expert technical guidance to provincial and district-level technical staff engaged in immunization activities.
- Staff Reshuffling: Facilitate staff reshuffling within the local context to optimize performance, in consultation with management.
- Capacity Building: Design and oversee capacity-building initiatives to enhance the expertise and skills of field personnel.
- Stakeholder Collaboration: Foster seamless collaboration with UNICEF advisors, Federal Directorate of Immunization (FDI/EPI), and other stakeholders.
- Communication: Facilitate effective communication and coordination among project partners at the provincial level.
- Data Collection: Implement real-time or nearly real-time data collection methods for programmatic monitoring.
- Reporting: Ensure prompt and accurate reporting of monitoring findings to relevant authorities and stakeholders.
- Data Quality: Monitor the quality and consistency of collected and reported data to ensure precision and uniformity.
- Analysis and Recommendations: Analyze monitoring findings and collaborate with field teams to identify and address corrective actions. Provide evidence-based recommendations to enhance immunization activities and coverage.
- Local Engagement: Collaborate closely with local stakeholders to elevate immunization initiatives in the province.
- Record Keeping: Maintain comprehensive records of project activities, including reports, meeting minutes, and essential documentation.
- Training: Organize periodic refresher trainings for field monitoring staff on monitoring techniques and checklists.
- Issue Reporting: Document and report issues, challenges, and gaps related to various components of EPI/FDI.
- Code of Conduct: Uphold a strict code of conduct and ethics, ensuring Field Monitors adhere to the highest ethical standards.
- Integrity: Prohibit Field Monitors from taking corrective actions or interfering with monitoring findings without prior written notification.
- Representation: Ensure that field staff do not represent themselves as UNICEF members to stakeholders.
- Additional Responsibilities: Address any additional field and program-related matters as required by UNICEF or due to exigent situations.
- Leadership: Demonstrate effective leadership skills that inspire the field monitoring team to work collaboratively while respecting diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Collaboration: Display cultural sensitivity when collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, adapting to various cultural norms, communication styles, and expectations to build strong partnerships and achieve project objectives.
- Problem Solving: Approach problem-solving with cultural sensitivity, recognizing the influence of cultural factors on challenges, and finding solutions that respect local customs while addressing project goals effectively.
- Communication: Exhibit excellent communication skills that are culturally aware, using clear and respectful language to convey monitoring findings, recommendations, and progress to stakeholders with varying cultural backgrounds.
- Adaptability: Embrace cultural sensitivity by adapting strategies and approaches to local contexts, respecting traditions and beliefs while navigating changes and challenges to ensure the successful execution of the immunization monitoring project.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as public health, health management, social science, or a related discipline. A Master’s degree is preferred.
- Demonstrated involvement in public health programs, with a preference for experience in immunization or health monitoring.
- Profound understanding of immunization program implementation methodologies and intricacies.
- Exceptional coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.
- Familiarity with digital data collection tools and systems.
- Ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.
- Prior experience in project management and coordination is advantageous.
- Excellent written and spoken English, strong analytical skills, and proficiency in the local language.
- Strong communication skills, adept IT skills, and familiarity with the local province