Cluster Coordinator-(1903199)Grade : NO-BContractual Arrangement : Special Services Agreement (SSA)Contract duration : 6 Months :
Jul 2, 2019, 9 : 53 : 23 AM
Jul 16, 2019, 5 : 59 : 00 PM
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To coordinate WHOtechnical, programmatic and managerial activities aimed at supporting theGovernment of Nigeria to (a) achieve and maintain very high population immunityagainst polioviruses through high quality SIAs and routine immunization (b)achieve recommended surveillance performance indicators for Acute FlaccidParalysis (AFP), other Vaccine Preventable Diseases as well as other diseasesof public health priority as highlighted in Nigeria's Integrated DiseaseSurveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overalltechnical guidance of the IVE Cluster Leader, the Cluster Coordinator will workunder the day-to-day supervision of the WHO State Coordinator and the oversightof the Zonal Coordinator, and will perform the following functions :
SIA Planning,Implementation and Monitoring
Prepare high quality SIAHigh Risk Operational Plans (HROP) and monitor implementation of these plans,including through pre-
implementation SIA dashboard.
Implement ofmicro-planning with attention to all components included in the 2013 NPEEP.
Implementation of highquality training of all cadres involved in SIAs including independent monitors
Supervise SIAimplementation, daily review meetings in highest risk areas and timelysubmission of daily implementation SIA dashboard.
Ensure high qualityIndependent monitoring and timely use of data for appropriate action.
Monitor and documentimplementation of PEI accountability framework
Support review of eachSIA using recommended data and tools (LQAs, EIM, Tally Sheet Analysis.... etc.)and prepare feedback to all key stake-holders.
AFP SurveillancePlanning, implementation and monitoring
Prepare AFP Surveillancework-plans for all LGAs in the cluster
Support activesurveillance visits targeting major hospitals and priority sites.
Implement supportivesupervision and capacity building for DSNOs, clinicians / health workers andcommunity surveillance focal points (TBAs, traditional healers....).
Conduct monthly reviewof (a) implementation of AFP surveillance work-plans (b) AFP surveillanceperformance in all LGAs in the cluster.
Plan and implement ofhigh quality investigation of any confirmed polio case
Support surveillance ofother VPDs and priority diseases within the national IDSR Strategy
Routine Immunizationplanning and monitoring
Ensure timely updatingof Reaching Every Ward (REW) micro-plans of all LGAs in the cluster.
Conduct weeklymonitoring of Routine Immunization sessions (fixed and outreach)
Conduct supportivesupervision and training of Health workers in Routine Immunization.
Support activities aimedat improving Routine Immunization Data Quality, including DQS.
Monitor implementationof priority activities aimed at smooth introduction of new vaccines.
Conduct monthly reviewof implementation of REW micro-plans and RI performance with particularattention to indicators included in the Routine Immunization AccountabilityFramework.
Cross Cutting Tasks
Support capacitybuilding and mentorship of subordinates (LGA Facilitators, Field Volunteers)including through preparation of weekly work-plans and reports.
Conduct advocacy topromote stake-holder ownership and participation in immunization activities
strengthen partnershipwith Government officials, Traditional Leaders, Civil Society, ReligiousLeaders, Women’s Groups, Professional Associations, Civil Society etc.
Provide any support asrequested by WHO State Coordinator.
Essential : University degree, preferably in one ofthe following : Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health.
Desirable : Post-graduate degree in PublicHealth, preferably in Epidemiology or other related public health fields
Essential : At least 5 years’ experience in EPI / PEI activities in similar roles in an organization concerned with public health management.
Desirable : Prior working experience with internationalnongovernmental organization (INGOs), WHO / UN, health clusters partners,recognized humanitarian organizations.
Use of language skills
Essential : Advanced level spoken and written English.
Desirable : Understanding local languages