Technical Director, Infectious Disease Vaccine Deployment Job Vacancy in Kenya - World Vision

Position Title: Technical Director, Infectious Disease Vaccine Deployment

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Here’s where you come in:

The World Vision International (WVI) Executive Team has recommended that COVER response vaccine-specific programming continue through 2023, in acknowledgement that low-income and fragile contexts have made inadequate progress in achieving COVID-19 vaccine coverage. This recommendation builds also on WV’s success in establishing itself as a global leader in immunization risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), and demand creation.

As the Technical Director for Infectious Disease Vaccine Deployment, you will consolidate WVI’s vaccine programming work to date, continue to position WVI to play a leading role in vaccine uptake, and strengthen WVI’s vaccine interventions, possibly including expansion into supply chain strengthening. This role will include broad responsibility for technical partner engagement at global and national levels, and technical assistance for programme design and monitoring, including grant acquisition support. You should have significant infectious disease experience (in particular viral diseases), strong immunization programme experience, and operational epidemic response experience.

While focusing on COVID-19 vaccination, you will also advise on routine childhood immunization for Zero Dose Children, as the considerations for most vulnerable and humanitarian contexts largely intercede with the COVID-19 vaccination activities.

Requirements include:

  • The ideal candidate for vacancy should possess a master’s degree or higher in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementation of public health programs in LMIC, with program implementation, evaluation and capacity building.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to write and communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience of technical collaboration with development partners and global public governance organizations like WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, Ministry of Health and ethics regulatory bodies
  • Experience in Vaccine introduction, immunization programmes in LICs and fragile contexts, risk communication and community engagement, vaccine hesitancy, and vaccine supply chain

How to apply

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position and apply online by the closing date of 12 SEPT 2022.

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