Ta Health Manager (Polio And Vaccine Management), P4

Ta Health Manager (Polio And Vaccine Management), P4

Unicef Nigeria

Ta Health Manager (Polio And Vaccine Management), P4

Details of the offer

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4

Job Number: 532575
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
How Can You Make a Difference?
Under the direct guidance of the Senior Health Manager, Health Section, Abuja, the incumbent manages the supply, cold-chain, and logistics operations of the immunization program delivery including for Polio campaigns, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives
Accountable for effective planning, procurement, distribution, monitoring and inventory management of immunization program supplies, in support of the Health Section and, among other, polio eradication.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities
Plan and provide technical support/guidance to the preparation/design and conduct/update of Situation Analysis to establish a comprehensive/updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health-related programs.
Works with National Strategic Cold Store (NSCS), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority Provides technical advice on specifications, supply and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of oral polio vaccine, in support of the country programme implementation
Ensure distribution plan has been developed based on approved intervention micro-plan and authorized vaccine
Work with NEOC and states to train the Ward Focal Persons and Ward Vaccine Accountability Officers on mOPV2 vaccine accountability and management, and how to use the vaccine accountability tools
Follow up with implementing states to ensure availability of adequate and dedicated freezers, at state and local government area (LGA) cold stores, for storage of mOPV2 vaccines.
Update situation of actual kick-off for campaign as per approved micro-plan and collect information daily from the field, regarding vaccine management and accountability (specifically number of missing vials and unopened vial wastages)
Analyze independent reports from VSLs on vaccine management and accountability in the field. Recommend specific corrective actions for the next day campaign days
Document and report any event or suspicion of unauthorized vaccine usage or misuse
Ensure that VSLs and logisticians from other partners provide oversight of the final counting of opened and unopened vials at LGA and State level and support resident VSLs to provide evidence of destruction of mOPV2 vials, obtain copy of certificate of destruction and submit to country office.
He/ She deputizes Chief Polio on various forums at NPHCDA and NEOC including strategic group meeting.
Liaise with NEOC on submission of Form A and Vaccine Utilization Report (VUR) and analyse it before submission of VUR and copy of signed Form A to RO within 15 days of implementation. In the event of delayed submission of signed Form A from the NEOC, the CO will submit unsigned Form A.
Ensure preparation of all immunization vaccines status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.
Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal (Supply& C4D) and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in health programs.

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