Immunization Hub Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Juba
  • Posted 2 months ago

WHO - World Health Organization


The mission of the WHO Country Offices is to reduce the morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases for everyone across the life course by increasing equitable access to and use of existing and new vaccines. This will contribute to the movement towards the triple outcomes for Universal Health Coverage, Health Security, and addressing health across its determinants. The focus shall be on providing coordination for the surveillance, leadership, research, standard setting, policy dialogue, and monitoring trends relating to vaccine-preventable disease interventions. This shall include interventions to address the vaccine-preventable diseases targeted for eradication (poliomyelitis), elimination (measles, rubella, neonatal tetanus), and control (yellow fever, cholera, COVID-19, malaria, meningitis, etc).


  1. Ooversee the integration of vaccine-preventable disease activities, covering routine immunization, new vaccines, polio eradication, COVID-19, and others
  2. Coordinate the technical support to develop and reinforce national surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases, covering the planning, monitoring, and reporting against performance indicators.
  3. Guide the transition of assets for polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases to benefit each other, and the wider public health systemsOversee the strengthening of integrated polio, measles, and rubella laboratory systems for surveillance, detection, and control following national and regional strategic goals.
  4. Support the conduct of risk assessments, investigations, and recovery from VPD outbreaks.
  5. Work with the Emergency Response Team to harmonize the response to vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, focusing on ensuring effective mass immunization activities are effectively conducted
  6. Provide regular information and data on the progress of the polio eradication initiative and other vaccine-preventable diseases activities including polio surveillance performance and surveillance data on measles, neonatal tetanus, COVID-19, yellow fever, and new vaccines in the country; the annual burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in the country; and performance of vaccine-preventable disease programs
  7. Harmonize and lead the capacity building for research evidence generation and use for VPDs
  8. Support the conduct of risk assessments, investigations, and recovery from VPD outbreaks.
  9. Support resource mobilization, partnerships, and collaboration amongst stakeholders supporting VPD activities.
  10. Lead the immunization and VPD surveillance program planning, management, and reporting
  11. Any other duties assigned by the WHO representative12. Perform any other activities as assigned by the Head of Country Office and Senior Management



Essential: Master’s level in a Health-related science (medicine or public health) or human biology with specialization on immunization- or vaccine relevant areas
Desirable: Post-graduate training in public health


Essential: At least seven (07) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of immunization and vaccine development programs. Within this experience demonstrated professional experience at the international level providing support to Member States and evaluating vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programmes
Desirable: Work experience within international organizations or UN systems is an asset. Firsthand working experience in a developing nation


⦁ Sound knowledge of country-level situations with regard to vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization programs, their development and management with an understanding of relevant country needs, priorities, and policies, along with WHO’spolicies, practices, guidelines, and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting

.⦁ Excellent knowledge of disease burden and surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases.

⦁ Ability to conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, makeconclusions and recommendations for clinical trials of new vaccines

.⦁ Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

⦁ Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

⦁ Excellent knowledge of Health care systems and safety regulations

.⦁ Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of specialty.

⦁ Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3654 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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