Program Officer, Immunization


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4 weeks ago

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the worldâs most pressing heath challenges.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the worldâs most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutionsâincluding vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATH is recruiting for a Program Officer Immunizations (PO) to support COVID-19 vaccine implementation and system strengthening programs in Kenya. Reporting to Vaccines and Immunizations Lead, the PO position will provide technical assistance to the MOH, PATH and other implementing partners to advance COVID-19 vaccination integration into RI, HPV and other life course vaccines into Routine Immunization (RI) and Primary Health Care (PHC) Systems at National and Sub National levels.

We seek candidates who have at least 7 yearsâ experience working with immunization programs and systems, to help introduce, implement, and evaluate strategies that protect target populations from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). This position will be domiciled in the EPI program for ease of coordination and support. The PO will work closely with MOH, PATH and other implementing partners both in Kenya and globally.


Liaise with the project team and partners to ensure the successful implementation of project activities, including creating work plans, budgeting, data gathering, and reporting. Work closely with the relevant stakeholders, including MOH, universities, NGOs, civil society, County Government technical teams and private sector partners. Provide regular reports and updates as directed by supervisor and other staff to key stakeholders on the CDS COVID-19 and other RI projects. Facilitate trainings and organize key events and meetings. Provide technical support for project activities, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and documentation in a timely manner. Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required for successful implementation of project activities.

Required Experience

Bachelorâs degree in nursing, clinical medicine, public health, community health or related social sciences. A post graduate degree in the same fields, completed or in lieu, is an added advantage. Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) projects with a focus on introducing, implementing, and evaluating vaccination and immunization services. Experience in projects that involve liaising with County governments, other government institutions, WHO, USAID, UNICEF, other stakeholders, and NGOs. Proven ability to multi-task and collaborate work effectively with senior staff, colleagues, donors, partner organizations, stakeholders, local institutions, and others at all levels. Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and an emphasis on quality. Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and report writing skills. Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination. Demonstrable problem-solving and analytical skills. Proficiency in application of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Proven success drafting, proofreading, and editing documents. Extremely detail-oriented, with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

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