Health Technical Specialist - Immunization
Save the Children , Mudug, Somalia
Health Technical Specialist - Immunization, [Somalia/Somaliland] Country Office
Within the Programme Development and Quality Unit, the Health Technical Specialist - Immunization (HTS-Immunization) takes direct responsibility coordination of Save the Children International's work on Immunization in the Somalia/Somaliland programme under the supervision of the Senior Health Technical Health Specialist (SHTS). As a member of the Technical Support Team in the programme, the HTS-Immunization is responsible for providing high quality technical guidance to programme implementation team, coordinating the delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective immunization programmes both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children. The HTS-Immunization will be accountable for contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the immunization programme in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy. Also, the HTS-Immunization will initiate Immunization-focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices by working together with quality programmes team; leading on policy research and advocacy on Immunization through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organizations and other institutions; playing a key role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for Immunization.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Qualifications and Experience
- Advanced university degree in Medicine, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in Immunization, RMNCAH, Child Survival and Health Care; Background/familiarity with Emergency is a plus.
- Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience on Immunization including at senior level
- Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical Health projects (Immunization-related) in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Somalia context and with UN or International NGOs
- Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
- Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
- Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
- Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
- Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Fluency in Somali also required.
- Experience working in Somalia highly desirable.
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated.
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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