Program Officer -Malaria Vaccine Introduction job at PATH
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Program Officer -Malaria Vaccine Introduction

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Human Services , Category: Healthcare ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Monday, July 01 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 17 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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PATH seeks a Temporary Program Officer to support the introduction of Malaria vaccine in Zambia by helping submission of vaccine requirement to GAVI by 23rd September 2024. He/she will be responsible for coordinating the planning, implementation, and monitoring the vaccine introduction process.

General outline of the responsibilities:
• Oversees the entire vaccine introduction process.
• Ensures timely and successful implementation.
• Coordinates with various stakeholders: government agencies, healthcare providers, and community leaders

• Develop and implement a comprehensive vaccine introduction plan and strategies, aligning with national and international guidelines.
• Collaborate with stakeholders, including government agencies, healthcare providers, and community leaders to ensure a coordinated approach.
• Monitor and evaluate vaccine introduction progress, identifying areas for improvement and prepare report to help the team stay on track.
• Develop and manage budgets, timelines, and resource allocation plans for the vaccine introduction process.
• Propose training and capacity-building programs for healthcare workers to be used immediately after the vaccine introduction has been done.
• Ensure compliance with national and international regulations, standards, and best practices.
• Provide technical assistance and support to EPI and NMEC teams.

Required Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in public health. A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or a related field will be an added advantage
• At least 3-5 years of experience in implementing immunization programs, or public health management.
• Strong understanding of vaccine introduction principles, immunization policies, and national and international guidelines especially in low- and middle-income countries.
• Excellent project management, coordination, and communication skills.
• Ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, healthcare providers, and community leaders.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and experience with data management systems.
• Knowledge of WHO and UNICEF guidelines and recommendations.
• Familiarity with Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and other global immunization initiatives.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
• PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
• PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Job Info
Job Category: Health/ Medicine jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, July 01 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 17-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-06-2066
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