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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The main objectives of the programme are:--> To ensure that every child and high-risk group is fully vaccinated with high quality and effective vaccines against the target diseases according to recommended strategies;--> To ensure that vaccine preventable diseases surveillance performances indicators are met at national and district levels.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
1. To support in EPI programme planning, monitoring and review with respect to surveillance and ensure implementation of the EPI work plan;2. To support EPI to increase immunization coverage for all targeted antigens by implementing appropriate strategies;3. To ensure that routine EPI data are collected from districts in accordance with the set timeliness and quality indicators, which should be done by closely working with the MOH/EPI including provision of feedback to the Districts and share with WHO/IST/ESA on recommended regular basis;4. To supervise in collaboration with MOH/RBC the collection of data from sentinel surveillance sites and laboratories including provision of feedback to the health institutions involved and share with WHO/IST/ESA on recommended regular basis;5. To analyze routine immunization and vaccine preventable diseases data on regular basis and support MOH to produce operational plan to address the gap;6. To provide the necessary support to EPI committees (polio committees, measles elimination verification committee, AEFI committee and NITAG committee) to fulfill their roles and responsibilities;7. To support with timely utilization and retirement with reports on EPI funds to counterparts;8. To support MOH to increase VPD surveillance performance indicators to enable country to achieve goals of VPD eradication, elimination and control;9. To provide technical support to the WCO and the MOH to document and disseminate experiences and best practices in EPI program implementation;10. To support MOH in the process of new vaccines introduction and elaboration of EPI communication strategic plan11.To perform any other duties as assigned by the WR or other duties related to EPI requested by the Ministry of Health and development partners.
Essential: Degree in medical field as well as Master's Degree in Public Health or related field
Essential: At least 5 years of professional and related experience in EPI/or Child health Program
Desirable: Prior experience in establishment, implementation and monitoring of disease surveillance preferably for vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition, experience in working with UN agencies
1. Excellent knowledge and experience in disease surveillance and immunization programs; 2. Proven competence in program analysis, planning, training, and data analysis; 3. ability to communicate well in English and any relevant local language both verbally and orally; 4. strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain efficient working relationships with key partners and WHO colleagues; 5.proven ability to work for long periods in remote field sites often under difficult or unpleasant conditions
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
-Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at RWF 38,760,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
-This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
-Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
-A written test may be used as a form of screening.
-In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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-WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
-WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
-This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.