Immunization Manager – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Title:     Immunization Manager
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Health Manager
International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are
shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of
their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been
working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones
where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million
displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and
looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children
from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
 The Immunization Manager will oversee
the implementation of the ‘Fifth Child’ Immunization Project in Uganda and will
work directly with the rest of the Uganda Health Team as well as with IRC’s
impact evaluation partners: the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
and Innovations for Poverty Action Uganda. The intervention being evaluated,
across Kitgum, Lamwo and Agago districts is an mHealth tool that will help
health care workers trace and follow-up children under 1 who have not been
fully immunized. The scope of work includes the direct management of at least 2
project staff, supervision of project implementation and coordination and
representation to partner agencies and the MoH. The job holder will render support
in the implementation, monitoring, data analysis, budget management and
monitoring of all expenditures at the field level and reporting of the ‘Fifth
Child’ project. 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project and Research management:
Act as the primary focal point for the Fifth Child
project in the field site for LSHTM and IPA and facilitate the logistics of
data collection in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
Supervision of all immunization project staff
(both at the office level and through routine joint field visits)
Provide active guidance and oversight for all
project implementation, project expenditures and routine project monitoring
activities, (working in close collaboration with the Kitgum based Health
Manager to ensure coherency between the Pfizer immunization/family planning and
GPAF Maternal and Child Health projects)
Work closely with CommCare Senior Officer, outline
routine and CommCare data analysis plan and analyze data and make programmatic
adaptations as needed, in consultation with the Health Coordinator and
Immunization Team
Facilitate routine project update meetings with
District Health Team officials, include updates on evaluation progress in
collaboration with research partners when available
Prepare and submit project reports in the correct
format and per the deadline specified
Routine communication with Health Unit
Immunization Team
2. Representation
Routine engagement of key stakeholders (UN
agencies, MoH, academia, technical working groups, other NGOs etc…) at the
field level and national level when necessary
Representation of IRC and active participation at
key fora including district level technical working group meetings, Fifth Child
partner meetings and national level coordination meetings as necessary
3. Capacity Building:
Create or revise any training materials needed for
the project
Mentorship and training of project and MOH staff
as the need may arise
4. Documentation and Learning
Document learning and actions throughout process
Submit success studies on the project at least
once a quarter
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in relevant field, MPH preferred. 
At least five years’ experience with the direct
implementation of primary health care projects is required, immunization
programs preferred, including demonstrated experience managing complex
projects, including grant management and budgeting, with multiple direct reports.
Two years of research experience in the health
sector is required.
Strong quantitative and qualitative research
training and expertise.
Significant experience implementing and developing
mHealth (or mobile technology) tools in field settings is preferred.
Exhibits strong leadership qualities built on
years of experience managing complex project teams.
Ability to professionally represent the IRC with
research partners, donors and MoH officials.
Demonstrated understanding of quantitative and
qualitative data collection methodologies.
Able to provide solid staff supportive supervision
as well as mentorship and coaching for quality improvement.
Computer literacy i.e. technical excellence with
Microsoft Word and Excel
Demonstrated ability to work well within a
cross-cultural team
Exhibits enthusiasm, attitude, and work ethic
aligned with IRC
adaptability and ability to be a fast learner
Very strong verbal and written communication
Working knowledge of the structures and systems of
the Expanded Program for Immunization in Uganda
Broad knowledge and understanding of northern
Ugandan context preferred
Language skills: English; knowledge of Luo
Female and Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. International
allowances are not available, position open to Ugandan Nationals only.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link
15th January, 2016
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