L’UNICEF recrute 01 Spécialiste en Immunisation
Immunization Specialist, P-4
Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 14 Juillet 2017
Description de l’offre
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child, Health
The situation of children in West and Central Africa is still challenging, but through strong political leadership in the region and with the support of donors, UNICEF is confident that it can help make a difference for children and for their communities.
Most countries in the region are confronted with recurrent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases including measles, meningitis and yellow fever. Vaccine preventable diseases are still significant contributors to neonatal and child deaths, responsible for about 15% of all under-5 mortality in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region. Measles outbreaks are particularly deadly in emergency settings in communities experiencing, or recovering from, conflict or natural disaster.
367 children die from measles every day, despite the availability of a safe, effective and affordable vaccine. Measles survivors are often left with life-long disabilities, such as blindness, deafness or brain damage.
UNICEF, with international and governmental support, is helping to improve coverage for routine measles immunization, and conducting regular campaigns in the high-risk regions of Africa and Asia. Thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners in both the Measles & Rubella Initiative and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, 149 countries have introduced rubella vaccination.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Regional immunization advisor, the Immunization Specialist is responsible at regional level for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of immunization Plus (Immunization, Vitamin A, Deworming, Birth Registration) activities, with a special focus on Measles and Rubella related activities.
The immunization specialist will also contribute to advancing UNICEF agenda on preparedness and response to outbreaks, with a focus on vaccine preventable diseases outbreaks.
Furthermore, using immunization activities as an entry point, he/she will contribute to deliver other high impact CSD interventions and to address health system bottlenecks and equity in line with the 2014-2017 UNICEF Strategic Plan,
The West and Central Africa Regional Priorities 2018–2021, the UNICEF West and Central Africa Region Health Systems Strengthening Strategy, with due consideration for the Strategic Framework for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals on Child Survival in Africa.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public health planning and management especially in immunization programmes (Expanded Programme on Immunization planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) and management of health emergencies
Fluency in English and French is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
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