Immunization Specialist

UNICEF, Amman, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd April, 2020

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, a hero.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025)towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement, Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, this Immunization Specialist will be responsible for professional leadership and innovation in the development, planning, implementation, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and oversight management of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF's immunization plus goals and objectives for the country. In particular, the focus of this position is the successful introduction of PCV vaccine and support in the overall modernisation of the vaccine procurement system in Jordan in close collaboration with key national and international stakeholders.

  • As a technical expert, support the modernization of the vaccine procurement system in Jordan and the introduction of new vaccines, specifically pneumococcal vaccine (PCV)
  • Contribute to timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination to Health Sector, in particular in relation to the vaccine procurement system – and will provide periodic updates for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of evidence-based Immunization strategies and approaches for reaching target populations through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong leadership and excellent communication skills.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system.
  • All required programme reports are prepared in a timely manner and in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.

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


Completion of an advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Paediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to immunization.


A minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes. Furthermore, knowledge of UNICEF vaccine procurement, experience with new vaccine introduction and guiding countries to transition to international vaccine procurement is desired. Demonstrated experience working with developing or middle-income country immunization programs. Experience with vaccine registration and vaccine quality testing.


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