Technical Officer Vaccine Delivery (6 Roles)

Fixed-Term
Abuja, Addis Ababa, Libreville, Lusaka, Nairobi
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Features

Closing Date12th August
LocationAddis Ababa (HQ); RCC North -Addis Ababa; RCC Central-Libreville; RCC East-Nairobi; RCC South-Lusaka; RCC West – Abuja

Job Description

About Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 31, 2017. The Africa CDC is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency and envisions a safer, healthier, integrated and stronger Africa, where Member States are capable of effectively responding to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats. The agency mission is to strengthen Africa’s public health institutions’ capabilities to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease outbreaks and other health burdens through an integrated network of continent-wide preparedness and response, surveillance, laboratory, and research programmes.

Africa CDC has been at the forefront of the continent’s fight against the pandemic. The agency has set a goal to vaccinate 60 percent the continent’s population before the end of 2024. To achieve this ambitious and critical goal, the Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are launching “Saving Lives and Livelihoods,” “partnership for COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa.” The planned Saving Lives and Livelihoods partnership is a unique initiative due to its scope and scale, the critical topics it focuses on, as well as the way it will be governed.

The Role

The Technical Officer for vaccine delivery will support the CoVID-19 vaccine administration and distribution in member states. The technical officer will work with member states and implementing partners to plan activities, track progress, and develop recommendations to address any challenges faced in the vaccine administration.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Technical Officer for Vaccine Delivery shall:

  • Develop high level plan of activities for vaccine deployment and administration in accordance with regional program teams and implementing partners and ensure coordination at the country level
  • Support implementing partners in their day-to-day execution and implementation of vaccine
  • Support regional and country teams in identifying all feasible locations for vaccine administration
  • Track key performance indicators on vaccine delivery and produce reports as appropriate
  • Determine country and site readiness for vaccine administration and delivery with both quantitative and qualitative indices
  • Work with Implementing partners to develop initiatives to enhance the country’s vaccine readiness in areas such as vaccine demand stimulation and logistics improvement
  • Ensure that all vaccine delivery related challenges and risks are identified and mitigation measures established and implemented
  • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Technical Assistance Team Lead

Qualifications and Skills required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management and other related The candidate need to have at least 5 years of experience. Supervisory experience is not mandatory but an added advantage.

Or

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management and other related The candidate need to have at least 2 years of experience. Supervisory experience is not mandatory but an added advantage.

Required skills and Competencies:

Functional skills

  • Excellent diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision-makers in technical and other professional settings
  • Experience in vaccine distribution
  • Demonstrated project planning  and  management  skills  for organizing,  planning  and executing projects from conception through implementation;
  • Excellent technical writing skills, in addition to narrative and financial reporting skills;
  • Skills in translating highly technical information into presentations, briefings and report and funding proposals for both technical and lay audiences;
  • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e-mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word;

Personal Abilities

  • Leadership and management Pro-active and solutions oriented.
  • Leadership Pro-active and solutions oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external
  • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
  • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and

Language Requirement

Applicants must be proficient in at least one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese). Knowledge of two or more of African Union working languages would be an added advantage.

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Job Features

Closing Date12th August
LocationAddis Ababa (HQ); RCC North -Addis Ababa; RCC Central-Libreville; RCC East-Nairobi; RCC South-Lusaka; RCC West – Abuja
Angeline Siparo
Angeline Siparo

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