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Technical Officer (COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction)  (2302468)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year (Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuous need for the position)
Job Posting :                                 Mar 15, 2023, 4:28:45 AM
Closing Date:                                Apr 6, 2023, 2:59:00 PM
Primary Location:                        Somalia-Mogadiscio
Organization:                               EM_SOM WHO Representative’s Office, Somalia
Schedule:                                       Full-time  
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective To improve vaccination coverage of the country. To vaccinate 70% of population with COVID 19 vaccines and establish AEFIs surveillance system for COVID 19 and routine immunization programme. To integrate COVID 19 vaccines in routine immunization schedule of the country.


1.Provide technical support for COVID-19 vaccine roll out and improvement of coverage in Somalia, and provide technically sound advice to strengthen the evaluation and monitoring of activities. 2.Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Health for preparations of routine and supplementary immunization activities including microplanning, training, forecasting of vaccines and logistics, costing and support the development of appropriate strategies for reaching hard to reach target population.3. Analyze data for decision making, monitor progress in COVID-19 vaccination coverage towards national target. 4.Advice corrective measures following existing recommendations and guidelines, update national deployment plan, operational plan, guidance and tools.5.Provide specialized technical assistance on the planning of integrated immunization service delivery, identify suitable strategies to reach under-served populations, capacity building of health workforce.6.Develop technical materials for trainings, webinars (or other public for a) to support COVID-19 vaccine rollout and increase coverage.7.Monitor and measure impact of COVID-19 pandemic on other essential health services especially on routine immunization programme.8. Develop project proposals for strengthening and extension of existing AEFIs surveillance and management system.9.Provide technical expertise in execution of post-introduction evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine10.Document lessons learned and success stories in COVID-19 vaccination.11.Prepare and deliver technical presentations or briefings, represent country office in national, regional and global forums on COVID-19 vaccination.12. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisory line.



Essential: Advanced level degree (Master’s level or above) in Medicine, Public Health, Pediatrics Health, Global/International Health, or Epidemiology.
Desirable: Degree in Medicine. Published literature in immunization.


Essential: A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience with an international exposure in the immunization sector, including several years of experience with immunization programming in low-resource environments. Demonstrated experience in supporting ministries of health in the development, planning, implementation or monitoring and evaluation of national immunization programmes, with emphasis on COVID-19 vaccine introduction.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in health emergency response. Demonstrated experience in data management and analysis.


Knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization systems in low-resource settings with familiarity on COVID-19 vaccines, supply logistics and delivery strategies. Demonstrated familiarity with role of strategic advisory committees and translation of policy into implementation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work as a team member and/or coordinate diverse groups of stakeholders. Strong interpersonal, networking and diplomacy skills. Conscientious, with the ability to take the initiative and work independently under general guidance and meet tight deadlines. Familiarity with the UN system and international public health partners, including knowledge of WHO country, regional and global functions and objectives of ACT Accelerator and COVAX Facility. Excellent skills in preparing technical presentations and presenting proficiently to large audiences, including government or advisory panels on immunization.

WHO Competencies

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Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other WHO language.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2938 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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