Zonal Immunization TA

Location:  2 zones in SNNPR, 1 in Gambela, and 1 zone in South West Ethiopia

Deadline: Jul 30, 2022

Job Description

Zonal Immunization TA(fixed term recruitment for 8 months with possibility of extension)

With funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, JSI is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) on routine immunization and COVID-19 related activities in Ethiopia. This project will provide critical technical assistance to the MoH-Ethiopia, on current COVID-19 vaccination delivery efforts nationwide, in various related areas including planning and coordination (including program management), identification of target populations, vaccination delivery strategies and demand, and health workforce and supportive supervision). To support these efforts, JSI seeks immunization experts to support zonal level activities in Gambella, SNNPR and South West Ethiopia regions.

The TA will serve as JSI’s focal person to provide technical assistance to the selected ZHD in the four regions (The zones will be selected by the RHB after recruitment. The applicant should be ready to be deployed in any zone in the selected regions).  He/she will have close communication and collaboration with RHB counterparts, the project backstopping team based in Addis Ababa and the US, and other partners working on COVID-19 vaccination efforts at the regional and zonal level. Additionally, he/she is expected to provide inputs to project/donor reports as requested.

Key responsibilities

●      Provide day-to-day technical support at zonal/woreda level for COVID-19 rollout, including:

o   Engagement and coordination support for TWG, strategic planning, and coordination of COVID-19 activities

o   Support woredas with COVID-19 vaccine data analysis and use of data for programmatic decision-making

o   Support for coordination and linkage between supply chain and program data

o   Capacity building opportunities and needs for woredas and health facilities

●      Provide strong technical support during COVID-19 vaccination campaigns:

o   Support the ZHD in overall preparation for the campaign including support in development of microplanning by all woredas in the zone, identify key issues for demand creation, ensuring vaccines are planned and assigned to each woreda, facilities and temporary sites

o   Participate in provision of trainings

o   Attend supportive supervisions and support woreda staff to provide coaching and problem-solving support

o   Work with zonal and regional teams in identifying woredas and areas that needs support and provide timely technical assistance to address the challenge

o   Attend daily and other ad-hoc planning, coordination and review meetings

o   Support ZHD in extracting data from google sheet and DHIS2, analysis of performance and development of presentation for review meetings

o   Support ZHD in monitoring progress based on target and allocated vaccines

o   Participate in post campaign evaluation and review meetings

o   Support ZHD in preparation of reports and updates to RHBs

●      Ensure integration of COVID-19 vaccination with the routine immunization during non-campaign seasons

●      Provide technical support to ZHD and woredas within the zone to ensure the continuation of RI activities

o   Support ZHD in microplanning for RI to be developed to woredas and health facilities in the zone

o   Participate during supportive supervisions and review meetings organized by RHB, ZHD or other partners

o   Support ZHD in RI data analysis and provision of feedback to woredas

●      Other similar tasks assigned by supervisor

Job Requirements

●      Master of public health (MPH) or other equivalent qualifications with first degree in health related disciplines

●      Minimum of six years working experience in immunization and public health, preferably with routine immunization experience

●      Minimum of three years supervisory      experience

●      Current experience supporting the planning or implementation of COVID-19 vaccination efforts is highly desirable

●      Demonstrated experience working with the ZHD or RHB and involvement in technical working groups (must understand local government structures)

●      Strong organizational, management and communication skills to influence partners and decision-makers at the regional, zonal, and woreda level

●      Experience of working in DHIS2 and conducting analysis

●      Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

●      Ability to produce accurate data and reports

●      Fluency in English and Amharic.

○      Knowledge of the official language of the Region of assignment is a strong asset

Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% of the time to zones and woredas

How to Apply

●      Qualified individuals interested in this position can send their documents to the following email: dupjobs@et.jsi.com

●      Applications should be sent via email with the subject line: ” Zonal immunization TA [Name of Applicant]” ·

●      All application documents should be combined into one PDF file, the cover letter being the first page followed by the CV (resume) and other qualification and work experience documents if any.

●      Please provide us three names with their contact addresses as references.

●      Send only one attachment with the file name format: “your full names_ Zonal immunization TA_region(you are interested to work in).pdf”

●      Applicants are required to indicate which region they are interested in their application documents

●      N.B Applications not conforming to the above directions will NOT be considered

●      No phone calls please and only short listed applicants will be contacted.

●      This vacancy is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

●      Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Posted on: 20th July 2022, Deadline: 30th July 2022