Cluster coordinator

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Summary

An NGO responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends is currently recruiting to fill the position of a Cluster Coordinator.

  • Minimum Qualification: MPhil / PhD
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Ref Id: 1805060

Purpose of the Position

  • Under the overall technical guidance of the IVE Cluster Leader, the Cluster Coordinator will work under the day-to-day supervision of the WHO State Coordinator and the oversight of the Zonal Coordinator.

Description of Duties

SIA Planning, Implementation and Monitoring:

  • Prepare high-quality SIA High-Risk Operational Plans (HROP) and monitor implementation of these plans, including through pre-implementation SIA dashboard.
  • Implement of micro-planning with attention to all components included in the 2013 NPEEP.
  • Implementation of high-quality training of all cadres involved in SIAs including independent monitors
  • Supervise SIA implementation, daily review meetings in the highest risk areas and timely submission of daily implementation SIA dashboard.
  • Ensure high-quality Independent monitoring and timely use of data for appropriate action.
  • Monitor and document implementation of PEI accountability framework
  • Support review of each SIA using recommended data and tools (LQAs, EIM, Tally Sheet Analysis.... etc.) and prepare feedback to all key stakeholders.

AFP Surveillance Planning, implementation and monitoring:

  • Prepare AFP Surveillance work-plans for all LGAs in the cluster
  • Support active surveillance visits targeting major hospitals and priority sites.
  • Implement supportive supervision and capacity building for DSNOs, clinicians/health workers and community surveillance focal points (TBAs, traditional healers....).
  • Conduct monthly review of (a) implementation of AFP surveillance work-plans (b) AFP surveillance performance in all LGAs in the cluster.
  • Plan and implement of high-quality investigation of any confirmed polio case
  • Support surveillance of other VPDs and priority diseases within the national IDSR Strategy

Routine Immunization planning and monitoring:

  • Ensure timely updating of Reaching Every Ward (REW) micro-plans of all LGAs in the cluster.
  • Conduct weekly monitoring of Routine Immunization sessions (fixed and outreach)
  • Conduct supportive supervision and training of Health workers in Routine Immunization.
  • Support activities aimed at improving Routine Immunization Data Quality, including DQS.
  • Monitor implementation of priority activities aimed at smooth introduction of new vaccines.
  • Conduct a monthly review of the implementation of REW micro-plans and RI performance with particular attention to indicators included in the Routine Immunization Accountability Framework.

Cross-Cutting Tasks:

  • Support capacity building and mentorship of subordinates (LGA Facilitators, Field Volunteers) including through preparation of weekly work-plans and reports.
  • Conduct advocacy to promote stakeholder ownership and participation in immunization activities
  • strengthen partnership with Government officials, Traditional Leaders, Civil Society, Religious Leaders, Women’s Groups, Professional Associations, Civil Society… etc.
  • Provide any support as requested by WHO State Coordinator.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree, preferably in one of the following:  Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health.
  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health, preferably in Epidemiology or other related public health fields.

Experience

  • Relevant work experience in EPI/PEI activities in similar roles in an organization concerned with public health management.
  • Desirable: Prior working experience with the international nongovernmental organization (INGOs), WHO/UN, health clusters partners, recognized humanitarian organizations.

Skills

  • Advanced spoken and written English.
  • Understanding local languages
  • Good knowledge of MS Office packages, including working knowledge of health data management packages like EPI INFO, etc
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure and collaboratively in a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and partners at national, state and LGA levels.
  • Ability to work as a team, establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities.

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