Immunization Officer

UN Children's Fund, Jayapura, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th February, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Immunization

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.

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How can you make a difference?

This position will be under the direct supervision of the CSD Specialist (NOC) in the Jayapura Field Office and the technical guidance from the EPI team in Jakarta, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the field implementation and monitoring of UNICEF supported immunization program activities in Papua province.

  • Provide professional technical assistance on routine immunization program and campaign to the Papua Provincial Health Office (PHO) and selected District Health Offices (DHOs) and ensure effective integration of EPI policies and activities with other CSD programs, such as MNCH (i.e. integrate HB birth dose vaccination into midwife delivery package; and maintaining Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus elimination), nutrition, malaria and WASH through Integrated Puskesmas Planning (Integrated Micro-Planning)
  • Monitor the delivery of immunization services including quality services coverage for the poorest and most vulnerable populations,
  • Regularly monitor and analyze provincial and district level data (including equity monitoring) to track progress towards key programme deliverables, identifying bottlenecks and taking corrective measures if progress is off track,
  • Conduct advocacy efforts to strengthen immunization program, including Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) at all levels at the provincial and district management structures,
  • Support innovation and pilots and ensure that they are rigorously monitored, evaluated and documented with a view for subsequent scale up by the PHO, and
  • Support capacity building efforts as needed and thereby supporting the decentralization.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Three years of professional work experience in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. Experience on immunization programme implementation is desirable.
  • Professional work experience in programme management and/or technical expertise in communicable disease control and immunization programme is preferred.
  • Possess Bachelor’s degree in Medicine /Public Health and Advanced Degree*) in related field including Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy & Management, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance.
  • Good communication and team work skills for liaising with local counterparts and partners.
  • Ability to interact with people from different disciplines, and with varying degrees of technical experience. Ability to tailor technical language to people with different backgrounds.
  • Committed to learning new technologies and adaptability to an ever changing environment is a must.
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.(First level relevant university degree in combination with 6 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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