Immunization Specialist

at Project HOPE The poeple to people health foundation Inc.
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 7, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges Project HOPE seeks experienced professionals to support an anticipated evaluation project in Ethiopia. This anticipated project will be for seven months. These positions are contingent upon award.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment.  Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

REPORTS TO:                                   Senior Research and Implementation Science Advisor

MINIMUM HOURS OF WORK:    40 Hours per Week

 Specific Responsibilities:

·         Collaborate with the immunization evaluation team members to develop and implement strategies to improve routine immunization, disease control and contribute to global goals of IA2030 and Gavi 5.0;

·         Work closely with members of the Immunization Team to develop and implement strategies to strengthen improved immunization outcomes; and

·         Participate with and contribute to production of analysis, communications materials, talking points, briefers, and reports.

·         Participate in meetings, consultations, technical working groups, and negotiations related to routine immunization technical assistance;

·         Provide technical assistance for the evaluation team and local partners per FMoH’s policy and immunization strategies;

·         Prepare briefers or other documents to summarize progress in routine immunization; conduct regular data review and trend analysis;

·         Prepare and present technical presentations at national and regional meetings and workshops as appropriate;

·         Monitor and analyze equity trends and issues related to routine immunization and apply these analyses to national level programs.

·         Facilitate the gathering and analysis of immunization data for reporting and improving program design and monitoring.

·         As directed by the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Senior Neonatal and Child Health Advisor, assist in the review, design and implementation of strategies for routine immunization, including monitoring of work plans and budgets, supporting site visits to monitor performance, and reviewing reports and accomplishment of milestones.

Job Requirements

·         Master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience of which 5 years on immunization programs.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of routine immunization systems strengthening best practices; knowledge of IA2030, Gavi 5. 0 and familiarity with global and national immunization policies and strategies;

·         Knowledge of disease control initiatives (e.g., polio, measles, tetanus);

·         Ability to work with global and country stakeholders in the formulation of policy, assessment and program design and monitoring;

·         Excellent interpersonal and team skills–demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants;

·         Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;

·         Excellent written and oral communication and computer skills;

·         Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants can send their CV and cover letter through ethiojobs on or before October 15, 2021 by 5:00 PM. 

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