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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.