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Life course Immunization Coordinator

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted June 22, 2022.

Life course Immunization Coordinator Jobs in African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at African Field Epidemiology Network (A

# Job Description

Major responsibilities:
Support the UNEPI team, including the service delivery pillar, to establish
vaccination in the second year of life and introduce the second dose of
measles-rubella MR2 vaccine. Specifically, support UNEPI with the following;
• Develop/update field guidance, routine data collection tools and training
materials to incorporate information about vaccination in the second year of
life and catch-up of routine vaccines
• Train healthcare workers to appropriately identify and reach children due
for MR2 in the second year of life, and those who have missed doses of routine
vaccines in the first year of life
• Raise awareness among communities of the need for MR2 particularly targeting
communities with poor access to vaccines e.g. pastoralists, internally
displaced persons, urban poor, priority zones, etc. and low demand for
vaccination
• Enhancing the quality of routinely collected data about vaccines doses
delivered in the second year of life and catch-up doses, and enhance the use
of these data at every level of the health system
• Conducting supportive supervision and monitoring visits to districts and
health facilities in support of UNEPI and partner activities to introduce MR2
and implement catch-up vaccination
• Contribute to the identification, implementation and monitoring/evaluation
of immunization strategies to efficiently identify and reach children who are
missing routine vaccines and to integrate immunization services with other
health initiatives, such as nutrition, antenatal care, HIV clinic visits etc.

2\. Support the planning, generation, implementation and dissemination of
results from operations research, including the following activities:
• Assist with protocol and data collection tool development and facilitation
of appropriate Scientific and Ethical Review clearance processes
• Ensure project personnel are equipped with the knowledge, skills, capacity,
and support required to operationalize the study protocols c. Participate in
the field testing of data collection tools questionnaires, data extraction
forms, focus group discussion guides, etc.
• Participate in trainings of project personnel
• Participate in data collection activities and ensure quality of data
collection and entry through supervision and cleaning of data
• Identification and mitigation of barriers to uptake of MR2, and catch-up of
MR1
• Activities to identify missed opportunities for vaccination including due to
healthcare worker reluctance to open multi-dose measles vials, and other
potential reasons for missed opportunities.
• Supervise quantitative questionnaires and qualitative focus group
discussions, and in- depth interviews, etc. data collection and data entry
and ensure data collectors follow approved research protocol procedures

3\. Coordination and collaboration:
• Participate in meetings and workshops in Uganda relevant to implementing
routine vaccination in the second year of life and beyond, introduction of MR2
and strengthening vaccination across the lifecourse
• Prepare workplans and budgets for CDC/AFENET-supported activities related to
lifecourse vaccination and share with key stakeholders for feedback Organize
and help to facilitate meetings and workshops and routinely communicate with
UNEPI officials, immunization partners in Uganda, regions and districts as
relevant to progress activities
• Organize and regularly attend meetings with the CDC-Uganda immunization
officer, CDC/GID staff and other collaborating partners
• Develop and submit written and/or verbal progress reports to AFENET and CDC-
Uganda at the required frequencies

4\. Perform other duties as assigned that are directly related to this
position

Required Qualifications and experience:
• The applicant should hold an MD, MBChB, Nursing, or primary Public Health
degree along with a Masters of Public Health or higher post-graduate degree
• At least five years of experience in planning, implementation and/or
monitoring and evaluation of routine immunization services and systems in
Uganda
• A track record in project management including coordinating teams, and
delivering as required on tasks and projects
• Ability to develop written reports, draft manuscripts, prepare and deliver
presentations in English
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and ability to
collaborate with others as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Flexibility to work on a varied and dynamic portfolio of activities
• Ability to think critically and analyze findings, as well as recognize
emergent situations as they arise
• Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet and professional
manner
• Ability to manage resources effectively to achieve objectives
• Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word
word processing and Excel spreadsheets, as well as data analysis software
such as R, STATA or SPSS.
• Fluency in spoken and written English, and one or more languages spoken in
Uganda

Desired qualifications and experience:
• Previous experience working with international partners and donors
• Post-graduate training or work experience

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Email:: [email protected]

Submit your resume, application letter, and relevant documentation to: All
interested candidates are encouraged to send their Application Letters
detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant
academic documents plus Certificates together with complete contact details of
three professional references to: The Administration & Human Resource Office
African Field Epidemiology Network AFENET https://recruitment.afenet.net and
a copy on Email: **[email protected]** • ONLY successful candidates shall be
contacted for an interview. • Please note that all applications should be sent
online by close of business 5:30 pm EAT Friday • June 24, 2022

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