Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children
in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United
States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats
children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives
by improving their health,
education and economic opportunities.
In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help
children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural
disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children
in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse
staff in their work to improve the well-being of children
Save the Children is recruiting to fill the vacant job position below:
Job Title: Routine Immunization Officer
Location: Katsina, Nigeria
- To support the (Child Care Core Group -CGPP), Katsina team in
developing, implementing and maintaining effective and appropriate
Immunization programme (Routine Immunization and Supplementary
Immunization) activities in coordination with other team members, and in
line with SCI guidelines and best practices.
- Responsible for direct implementation of all the Immunization
(Routine Immunization and SIAs) support activities in 4 Save the
Children supported LGAs
- Monitor the delivery of vaccines from LGA cold store to all the
wards / HFs in the LGA and ensure that the LGA / wards have vaccine
distribution plans based on their REW micro plans.
- Monitor the REW micro plans developed for supported LGA and
health facilities and monitor the proportion of planned RI sessions
(fixed, outreach and mobile) that have been conducted in SCI
intervention LGAs, wards and health facilities.
- Observe immunization sessions (if found taking place and fill the abridged checklist).
- Support the HFs to update RI monitoring charts and ensure that they are displayed.
- Ensure all HFs have updated Routine Immunization registers regularly.
- Coordinate RI Focal Persons Meeting as an avenue for experience
sharing, dissemination of best Practices and use the avenue for RI data
- Ensure that all Immunization tools are practical to use and
provide necessary support to all RI Service providers on the effective
use of Immunization tools.
- Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor
requirements, Implement high Quality SIAs and Routine Immunization
activities which is feasible, practical and will obtain valid and
- Monitor the delivery of Vaccines to the LGAs by reviewing the
vaccine distribution plan prepared by the cold chain officer. He or She
should have a copy of vaccine distribution plan.
- Coordinate the development of REW Micro – Plan and its Implementation in SCI intervention LGAs, Wards and Health facilities.
- Monitor availability of the bundled vaccines at the LGAs and HFs.
- Work with partners, VWS and LGA team to strengthen reporting
processes to ensure that all information and data is collected,
documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
- Create a system for ensuring that Immunization data obtained is
also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a
regular feedback mechanism.
- Work with the project M&E officer to analyse information
about the programme (Non – Compliant families, Number of new born, Zero
dose, etc) and make recommendations for improvement.
- Preparation of monthly reports for Save the Children Nigeria and
other partners involved in the project (including the donor) ensuring
- Training – Capacity development of relevant stakeholders at the field level.
- Provide ongoing support to LGA teams, Partners, and Communities to maintain High Immunization Coverage.
- Work with LGA team to identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent refresher trainings.
- Work with the CGPP Program Manager, LGA team and Other Partners
to ensure that the Katsina CGPP Project is well linked and/or integrated
with overall CGPP Immunization activities.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Help shape broader sector strategies, ensuring the specific
needs of children are being addressed, through engaging with partners
(UN/NGO – eg through actively participating in inter-agency coordination
forums), keeping informed on the activities of immunization and other
- Document lessons learned, best practice and case studies to
shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to
broader sector learning.
- Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities which link with
wider organisational strategic objectives, and work to mobilise these
- Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies
and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health
and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and
- Ensure that the minimum standards of health are maintained in accordance with the immunization Codes of Conduct.
Qualifications and Experience
- Advanced training in Child Health and immunization activities
- Minimum of 3 years practical experience working in an immunization programme.
- Fluency in English and Hausa (Spoken and Written) – this is a Community-based Position
- Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality Immunization programmes.
- Experience of working within budget constraints.
- Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives.
- Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
- Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.
- Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability
to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work
plans and evaluate progress.
- Strong analytic skills and an understanding of a range of methods use for resolving Non – Compliance
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement Social
Mobilization/BCC Interventions to educate mothers and other caregivers
on Immunization and its benefits.
- Good understanding of Immunization Indicators
- Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
- Strong communications skills (both written and verbal). The
ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of
Desirable / Qualifications:
- Professional Qualification at Bachelors level, HND or Equivalent
in Public Health; Registered Nurse / Midwife, Community Health
- Ability to work in partnership with Government and Development partners
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work within a culturally diverse sitting
- Independence, adaptability and flexibility
- 2 – 3 years’ experience with working in Immunization or Child Health related Project with local and or International NGOs
- Familiar with Immunization Indicators
- Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, Excel and Power Point, etc)
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 2nd October, 2016.