Save The Children

Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Officer

Save The Children

Job Description

Expanded program on immunization (EPI) Officer - Somali Nationals Only Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and Child Rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century. ROLE PURPOSE: Under the general guidance of the Health Project Manager, the position holder will take the overall responsibility of Supporting Supervisors in collecting monthly reports of HFs/HPs, Data Processing and Analysis: Entering the health data collected from HPs and HFs to EPI data base Calculation of Indicators and rate of changes and information presentations. SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Health Project Manager Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office Coordination and Administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest. Staff directly reporting to this post: Health centre based staff Location: Dhoobley- Somalia QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Essential * University Degree/ Masters in Public Health, Nursing or any other related field from recognized University. * At least 3 years for first degree and 2 years plus post graduate degree of relevant experience in managing Health Programs both at clinical and community based programs, working in immunization, Disease Surveillance and other primary Health care components. * Have an experience in BCC strategies and able to design effective BCC strategies to communities and have experience of Community Engagement activities. * Capable to work under pressure, long work hours and high workload. * Very good communication skills- verbal and written skills. Communication in Somali and English are a must. * Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual. * Able to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required. * Able to plan, organizes, and supervises implementation of EPI projects in his assigned state. * Demonstrated experience and skills in ensuring Community Participation and gender issues in humanitarian programming. * Experience in training of staff in health programming. * Have a basic computer skills- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail). * Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. * NGO’S experience is advantages Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at Application will be closed on 7th January 2020. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent. Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
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