Immunization Advisor

JSI - John Snow Incorporated

JSI is recruiting a Immunization Advisor, MCSP/Mozambique, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.

  • The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is the USAID/Bureau for Global Health’s flagship program focused on improving maternal and child health and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD); Working closely with the USAID mission, the Government of Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities and partner agencies, MCSP supports the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions at scale to achieve the goals of EPCMD over the next decade MCSP will start a new multi-year Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Death (EPCMD) program that incorporates health system strengthening interventions at the central, provincial and district levels, as well as facility and community-level technical support for the implementation of quality, high-impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) interventions;
  • The project focuses on two provinces in the central and northern regions of the country (Sofala and Nampula); MCSP implementation in Mozambique is led by Jhpiego, in concert with Save the Children, JSI, and PATH John Snow, Inc. (JSI) leads MCSP’s child health and immunization work and supports its country, regional and global initiatives through direct consultation, operations research, and the transfer and sharing of information and promising program approaches with those in the field
  • Working closely with Mozambique Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and its national and international partners, the Immunization Advisor will plan, implement, monitor and report on MCSP support for routine immunization
  • Supervise project activities in target provinces and districts with large numbers of unimmunized or partially immunized children
  • Serve as the program’s primary technical expert in immunization and represent MCSP and USAID on national technical working groups and committees, as appropriate
  • Provide national level technical support to the project’s activities in quality-improvement approaches to district and community level strengthening, such as RED/REC/REC-QI
  • Actively participate in the immunization interagency coordination committee and technical working groups at national and subnational level, with a focus on strengthening MISAU central and provincial (DPS) ability to sustainably achieve high, quality coverage of routine immunization
  • Ensure financial stewardship of USAID funds by helping to create a culture of compliance
  • Develop and maintain close contact with UNICEF, WHO and other partner organizations, including professional schools, which are working on, or that have the potential to work on, routine immunization strengthening
  • Contribute to MCSP annual work-planning and quarterly and annual reporting and other duties as assigned by the MCSP/Technical Director
  • Advanced public health or health care degree with experience in child health programs
  • Experience working with Mozambique’s health system –i.e. former national EPI manager or senior technical officer, with up-to-date knowledge of global and national EPI guidelines and tools
  • At least 10 years’ experience delivering and teaching others to deliver quality immunization and child health services in low-resource settings
  • Excellent working relationships with key multilateral agencies, bilateral donors, academic institutions, and USAID programs
  • First-hand experience implementing the Reaching Every District (RED) approach and other tools and routine approaches for reaching and sustaining high, quality immunization coverage
  • Experience in promoting community engagement with immunization programs
  • Experience in improving vaccinators’ attitudes and communication with caregivers
  • Ability to compile and present routine immunization data and survey findings for problem-solving and advocacy purposes
  • Proven ability to provide strategic technical direction and support national level policy development
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results
  • Highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced multi-agency/organizational environment
  • Personal and professional commitment to gender equality
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint
  • Fluency in both Portuguese and English
  • Current resident and legally authorized to work in Mozambique
  • JSI offers competitive salary and benefits
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • Contract: One year, renewable
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation via email to with the Subject line “Immunization Advisor Applicant”
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  • Published 03.03.2017
  • Expires 10.03.2017
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