Immunization Officer, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek

Office: UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Thursday, 19 August 2021

Re-advertisement: Immunization Officer, (TA/NOB - 364 days/post #116422), Bishkek. This vacancy is open to Nationals of Kyrgyzstan only.

Job no: 543596

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Kyrgyzstan Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Department/Office: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Republic

Categories: Expanded Programme Immunization

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, immunity

Accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of Immunization (EPI) programme/project activities and support to COVAX and COVID-19 activities, including data analysis, programme support, delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for expansion of immunization coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy.

How can you make a difference?

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

1. Accurate, complete and up-to-date programme/project management information is available for effective budget preparation, programme/project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

Ensures the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Immunization programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Drafts sound Immunization programme budgets for review by the supervisor, ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of data and coding. Drafts updated project status reports.

Assembles and provides updated data and information on national immunization programme and on financial/administrative status for monitoring, analysis and analysis. Analyses the programme status and recommends appropriate adjustments as necessary.

2. Project efficiency, effectiveness and vaccination coverage are enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.

Enhances project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Immunization project status. Undertakes field visits to districts and sub-districts for monitoring and supervision of project activities and to improve immunization coverage. Supervises the implementation of the routine EPI activities and the work of the Polio Officer, district field assistants, etc. as required. Prepares reports on the results of the field visits and progress of vaccination coverage.

3. Progress reports and project work plans are timely prepared, and effective technical support is provided in the drafting of donor, annual and other reports/project documentation related to EPI. Analyses collected data and information and prepare progress reports; drafts changes in Immunization project work plans and in identification of required supplies and equipment. Drafts sections of donor, annual and other project documentation related to EPI, ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

4. Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments are ensured. Monitors flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local authorities. Records supply and non-supply inventory and quarterly update on cold chain equipment, distribution and utilization. Ensures the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verifies that Immunization project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follows up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

5. The capacities of Country Office staff and teamwork are strengthened through effective capacity building activities in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme. Supports 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, team work facilitation and staff learning/development activities: ensures that vaccination teams (acceleration) are properly trained on the various aspect of EPI; uses the appropriate training guidelines; participates in the Mid level management training of vaccinators, cold chain managers, mid-level managers; participates in training activities and micro-planning workshops; participates in the training of district field assistants for community sensitization and awareness seminars.

6. Knowledge sharing with donors and media is promoted. Compiles Immunization project implementation training and orientation materials and shares useful and appropriate information to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.

7. Effective communication, networking and collaboration are achieved with internal and external partners. Ensures the effective communication, networking and working relationships are developed and maintained.

Collaborates with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.

Teams with local government counterparts to exchange detail information on Immunization project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies. Provides technical support in the planning of district EPI micro-plan. Recommends courses of action to supervisor, as necessary.

Arranges field visits to project sites for government and other partner, providing necessary information for briefing on the project. Participates in the study of the project status and evaluation as required.

Collaborates with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Immunization sector.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

Education: 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.

Work Experience: Two years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience (for NO). Experience in knowledge management. Training and experience in social welfare, or Immunization/health care.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (NO).

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 the following ones: i) Core Values (Required)

- Care

- Respect

- Integrity

- Trust

- Accountability

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

- Works Collaboratively with others (2)

- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

- Drives to achieve impactful results (2)

- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

- Analyzing [ 1]

- Applying Technical Expertise [ 1 ]

- Learning and Researching [ 1 ]

- Planning and Organizing [ 1 ]

vi) Technical Knowledge2 [ I ]

a) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ I ]

Knowledge of the latest theories, technology and practices in:

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Child and Maternal Health

Public Health

Behaviour Change Communication

Environmental Health

Health Education

Educational Interventions in Health Care

General knowledge of:

Methodology of programme/project management

Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for Immunization programmes

Knowledge of global Immunization issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current

methods and approaches.

Policies and strategy to address Immunization issues, including those relating to emergency, conflicts,

disasters, and recovery.

Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.

Financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.

Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.

Mid-Term Strategic Plan

UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.

UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers and agency-wide programmes impacting on Immunization results

Knowledge and proficiency in the use of corporate office computer system applications and software,

including LAN, email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications.

b) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [ I ]

(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

Professional technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas: Health,

Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nursing, Family Health, Immunization, Social Work, Behaviour

Change, or a discipline relevant to international development assistance in Immunization.

Gender equality and diversity awareness

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ I ]

National Government development plans and policies

Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes

UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.

UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions

UN security operations and guidelines.

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Advertised: Aug 05 2021 Central Asia Standard Time Application close: Aug 19 2021 Central Asia Standard Time

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