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  • Posted: Jun 30, 2020
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations....
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    SIAs Coordinator

    Description of duties:

    • Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Ghana and direct supervision of the GPEI Coordinator and the National Professional Officers (NPOs) for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Surveillance, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
    •  Support the preparation of high-quality pre-implementation (micro-planning, training, logistics.) plans and keep records of all microplans
    •  Lead the preparations of preparedness dashboards for all levels
    •  Support the implementation of microplans at all levels
    •  Guide the implementation of key recommendations and agreed action points from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and meetings aimed at raising the quality of campaign
    •  Support the monitoring of supplemental immunization activities (SIA) implementation especially in high risk areas and institute timely corrective actions
    •  Participate in the training on lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) survey and independent monitoring (IM) and support supervision of Independent monitors and ensure findings used for immediate action
    •  Document best practices, challenges, appropriate action and feed into planning for subsequent round i.e. evidence-based planning, systematic feedback to government authorities.
    •  Support the National EOC in developing evidence-based solutions and innovations for improving the quality of SIAs.
    •  Support implementation of other health priorities as a part of WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy
    •    Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors.


    • Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health / Community Health or a relevant health field obtained from a recognized institution.
    • Desirable: Master’s in public health or related programme is desirable

    Experience and Skills:

    •     Excellent Communication skills (both written and spoken);
    •     Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet and presentation software;
    •     Good analytical skills;
    •     Ability to work in different environments and multi-task effectively;
    •     Good presentation and inter-personal skills;
    •     Sound knowledge of WHO standards and policies such as the IDSR and IHR
    •     Knowledge and understanding of the functionality of EPI and surveillance systems at national, sub national, local and community levels of the health systems in Ghana
    •     Good scientific writing and development of reports
    •     Experience working successfully in similar position as outlined in the scope of work


    •     Moving forward in a changing environment
    •     Producing results
    •     Fostering integration and team work
    •     Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond


    • Essential: At least five years of public health experience/practice
    • Desirable: Experience in public health/program management and/or experience of working in the polio eradication / routine immunization programme.


    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization (WHO) on to apply

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