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Temporary Appointment: Immunization Specialist (IPV), P-4, Nairobi, Kenya.

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Immunization Specialist (IPV), P-4 in Nairobi, Kenya to provide technical support countries in ESAR to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization.


Please see Terms of Reference

• Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Paediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to immunization.  Research doctorate highly desirable.
• Eight years of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/immunization programmes.
• Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & health care.
• Experience of working in developing countries, especially in African Countries desirable
• Knowledge of/experience with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative preferable.
• Fluency in English and a second UN language (IP)

• Communicates effectively to varied audiences, both verbally and in writing.
• Works effectively within a team environment and can work autonomously when required.
• Co-ordinates IPV group activities, ensuring regular reports with countries.
Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
• Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
• Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
• Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources and is able to apply analysis to the design of programme and sector responses.
• Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups across all organizational levels and boundaries, not least with government leaders and stakeholders.
• Shows willingness to travel and work under difficult conditions.
• Other competencies: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity, Communication [II], Working with People [II] ,Drive for Results [II], Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II], Analyzing   [III], Relating and Networking [II], Deciding and Initiating Action [II], Applying Technical Expertise [III]

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 form (which can be downloaded at http://www.unicef.org/kenya) with subject line “Immunization Specialist (IPV), P-4,” by COB 03 August 2014 to: esarohrvacancies@unicef.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.





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