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IRC seeks to recruit an Epi vaccinator – Mogadishu

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Date de clôture : mercredi 7 novembre 2018

IRC seeks to recruit an Epi vaccinator – Mogadishu

 

Background

The IRC has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgaduud), Mogadishu and Puntland regions implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, Protection and Primary Health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected Somalis.

 

Specific 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 ;
  • Coordinate 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.

 

Qualifications

Personal Quality :

  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity ;
  • Knowledge of local Somali language ;
  • Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing ;
  • Strong counseling skills ;
  • Good organizational skills ;
  • Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate ;
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background

Required Qualifications :

  • Secondary school certificate and certificate for participation in EPI course from recognized institution ;
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience, preferably in a health program set up ;
  • Willing to travel and live in difficult and remote areas.

Required Competencies :

  • A mature person of high professional discipline and moral integrity ;
  • Knowledge of local Somali language ;
  • Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing ;
  • Strong counseling skills ;
  • Good organizational skills ;
  • Competent to work under stress as the situation may dictate ;
  • Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background.

 

Gender Equality :

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances

How to apply :

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website https://www.rescue.org/careers

Deadline for receiving applications : 7th November 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This position is open to Somali Nationals only.

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