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Job Title: EPI Nurse position

Supervisor: Health Program Officer

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract period: 12 months, renewable depending on performance and funding.

Closing date: 04/04/2023

About Human Appeal

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide. Human Appeal has 8 International Field Offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East (Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Turkey/Syira, Yemen and Sudan). Human Appeal Somalia Field office programme operations are based in Mogadishu, Gedo region and previously Bai region, with programmatic focus in the sectors of; WASH, Shelter, FSL, Education/Child Sponsorship, Protection, Health and Nutrition.

Position Summary

The EPI nurse is expected to provide a high standard of promoting optimum health and preventive health care, thereby contributing to a safe, efficient and effective service to patients.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Conduct static vaccination sessions in the primary health care facility as scheduled and holding outreach activities in the community.

Administer vaccines correctly in accordance with guidelines, while maintaining strict aseptic techniques.

Report and record measles cases and conduct immunization, mopping up and/or any other supplemental immunization activities/campaigns.

Liaise closely with health workers within the facility, health promoters, CHWs and other staff in order to avoid missed opportunities (including screening of cards) for immunization of children to be followed up through list and defaulter tracing. Also coordinates for proper birth recording/reporting and growth monitoring activities in the facilities with the teams.

Maintains accurate records/charts of monitoring coverage of the patients in the clinic and target population.

Maintains accurate EPI records including daily and permanent registers, and additional records missed cases and defaulters (prepare and update lists on a monthly basis).

Provides counseling to the care givers on the preventative and curative health aspects of the vaccines, vaccination schedules, when to return for the other shot of vaccine etc.

Receives vaccines from the field office/UNICEF Depot and ensures that the cold chain is correctly maintained to the point of actual immunization in accordance to standardized guidelines.

Prepares monthly statistical report, vaccine consumption/wastage rates and submits in timely manner.

Ensures that used syringes, needles and all vaccinations vials/ampoules are stored and disposed off per protocols.

Participates in meeting with community representatives, volunteers and to discuss EPI activities such as defaulters, EPI campaigns etc.

Co-ordinate with health promoters on regular basis for defaulter tracing and participate in health education session.

Coordinate with the nutrition wing for the treatment and immunization of the identified malnourished children and their follow up.

 

Skills and Qualifications

Key Competencies and Requirements

Diploma in public Health, Nursing or another technical relevant discipline Experience in 2-5 years in similar position

Experience working in Somalia

Management of Immunization/Cold-chain

Risks/ Challenges

Short deadlines for submission of Heaths report Management of work with support of Field Staff. Excellent cross-cultural awareness.

Experience working in security-sensitive environments and enforcement of team security protocols is an asset.

Passionate about saving lives, international development work and humanitarian aid.

Behaviors:

Proactive, flexible and adaptable disposition.

Being treated with care and compassion; Polite, courteous staff;

Having their privacy and dignity actively respected; and

Having their views listened to and taken into consideration.

General Behaviors:

Demonstrate behavior that reflects actions based on HA Values and policies.

Demonstrate approach to work characterized by commitment, motivation and energy. Strong interpersonal, listening and communicative skills to develop long-term relations

with communities, families and child.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, a variety of team members and external contacts.

Condition:

Please note this is a local contract, for this role you must have the right to work in Somalia.

How to apply

We are looking to appoint this role ASAP and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so

for the best chance of success submit your application cover letter and CV as single PDF document- The

cover letter being the first page to; hr.somalia@humanappeal.org.so with subject line EPI Nurse position by or before 04/04/2023. Apply today to become our EPI Nurse – we would love to hear from you. *Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply*

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