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Posted on 04 May, 2024
Closing on 17 May, 2024

Job Description

NPO (Immunization) - (2403593)

Grade: NO-B

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Up to one year, to be extended based on the availability of funds, need for the position and performance.

Job Posting: May 3, 2024, 2:46:15 PM

Closing Date: May 17, 2024, 5:59:00 PM (To check the updated deadline please visit the original job description at this link)

Primary Location: Yemen-Sana'a

Organization: EM_YEM WHO Representative's Office, Yemen

Schedule: Full-time


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To reduce or eliminate cases after vaccination campaigns and reduce morbidity and mortality rates from Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI) target diseases. The functions have a direct impact on the response towards these target diseases in terms of proper coordination and monitoring of the implementation of activities. Furthermore, the functions contribute to strengthening capacities on various aspects of immunization activities.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

 1) Evaluates and analyses the progress of immunisation activities, including developing various technical reports and documentation, achieving results such as:

Regular analysis of collected data and reports, identifying gaps, recommending corrective measures and providing feedback to the respective partners and sites.
Preparation of regular report to reflect activities conducted, progress made, constraints faced and recommendations for way forward.
Reviewing and updating of locality micro plans for improving the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) routine coverage in designated area.

  2)  Monitors and coordinates the implementation of planned activities, campaigns and field action, achieving results such as:

  • Implementation of mechanisms for sample collection and transportation following standards and regulations, for data collection and entry, and for regular analysis of collected data
  • Monitoring the implementation of vaccine and equipment supply plans in terms of continuous availability, proper transportation and storage as well as timely distribution.
  • Regular visits to sentinel sites using standard checklists, ensuring systematic communication exchange and enabling implementation of activities as per agreed upon network Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Facilitation to MOH in various activities, which depending on the designated area, may include any of the following technical specificities, e.g. implementation of national approaches to achieve the national targets of routine immunization coverage; efficient functionality of the cold chain at all levels including development and implementation of repair, maintenance, replacement and expansion plan of the cold chain, etc.

 3) Manages training activities to strengthen capacity at various levels, achieving results such as:

  • Identification of training and capacity building needs for respective target audiences and development of comprehensive and competency-based training plans for capacity building.
  • Preparation of training material tailored to the specific needs.
  • Organisation and delivery of an array of training activities to various target groups, this may include any of the following:
  • Training on district micro planning,
  • Training of provincial-level staff on SIAs activities
  • On-going training for the EPI staff
  • Build capacity of NEPI and Basic Package for Health Services (BPHS) implementing partners' intermediate and service level staff in accurate forecasting, maintaining stock records, inventory control, and reporting systems to minimize stock outs or overstocking of vaccines/supplies, and reduce wastage.
  • Assessment of impact of training and capacity building activities.


  • Essential: University degree in medicine is required
  • Desirable: Training in epidemiology of communicable diseases


  • Essential: At least 2 years of relevant experience in communicable diseases prevention and control, immunization programme, vaccine preventable diseases surveillance and data management.


  • Broad knowledge in Immunization and surveillance systems delivery.
  • Understanding Immunization Issues, constraints and opportunities in introduction of new vaccines in the Country Office.
  • Sound knowledge of country level situations with regard to Polio and vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programmes, their development and management with good understanding of relevant country needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
  • Excellent knowledge of disease burden and surveillance for vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Ability to analyse polio and immunization program data, to identify issues and make evidence-based conclusions and recommendation.
  • Ability to structure and articulate complex technical issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team and maintaining a high standard of tact and patience.
  • Good knowledge of WHO's procedures and policies is highly desirable.

WHO Competencies

  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Expert knowledge of Arabic


  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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