Job Description

UNICEF Mongolia is looking for an Immunization Officer who will accountable for professional contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and Administration of UNICEF’s engagement in Mongolia’s Covid-19 Immunization Programme (CIP).

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, care.

The Government of Mongolia and the United Nations Children’s Fund for Mongolia (UNICEF), under its 5th Country Programme (2017-2021), aim to strengthen national and decentralized systems to ensure most disadvantaged children benefit from increased access to and utilization of services that promote health, clean air, nutrition, inclusive education, early childhood development, social protection, Child Protection, WASH and climate change action.

How can you make a difference?

1. Timely sectoral Analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.

Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling, analysing and evaluating information and providing technical inputs. Ensures the preparation of the Situation Analysis relative to COVID-19 immunization preparedness in the country and its periodic update.

2. Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of plans for the health system strengthening with appropriate immunization strategies to effectively introduce the COVID vaccine.

Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, WASH and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization programme with other sectors. Participates with WHO, Government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners such as the World Bank and ADB and the private sector in the development of the immunization strategies and approaches. Provide Technical Support to health system strengthening and introduction of COVID vaccine, building on an integrated programming and primary health care approach.

Contributes to the identification of new approaches for improving programme delivery with emphasis on project management, evaluation, sustainability of intervention and community participation based on Human Rights framework and cross sector approach to programming and Community Capacity Development.

3. Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership.

Enhances and participates in the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches. Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.

4. Coordinate with national and international agencies overseeing the management of programmes/projects.

Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements, and integration of gender, disabilities and minorities across sectors.

5. Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.

Undertakes field visits to monitor progress, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and implementing partners in the planning and management of the COVID-19 Immunization programme and ensure sustainability of interventions.

6. Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including Capacity Building of government personnel and beneficiaries.

Provides technical support to government and other partners at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects. Identifies training needs; plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services.

7. The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.

Plans and organizes a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme. Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, training and staff learning/development activities.

8. UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.

Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government partner accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments.  Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

9. Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

Coordinates activities and exchanges information and knowledge with other programmes to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, knowledge database/network and reporting systems to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme information/data and contributes to the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation for the Immunization Programme.

10. All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.

Ensures the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures. Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, and annual reports.

Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

Performs and delivers additional duties and services assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Child Development, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization and Child Survival & Health Care.  Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience at the national level in health, emergency, programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring and review is required.
  • Proven working experience on public health, immunization programmes are required.
  • Substantial experience and success in high level advocacy with senior government officials is required.
  • Extensive and relevant work experience in areas related to children’s health, and children’s rights is recommended.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and public speaking skills are required.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and team works. Commitment to adhere UN policies and regulations.
  • High level of demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Track record of delivering high quality results under pressure and ability to support and motivate teams in these situations.
  • Ability and experience working collaboratively using matrix management.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Builds and maintains partnerships [II]
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness [II]
  • Drive to achieve results for impact [II]
  • Innovates and embraces change [II]
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity [II]
  • Thinks and acts strategically [II]
  • Works collaboratively with others [II]
  UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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