Program Officer, Immunization Program NGO Jobs – PATH

Job Title:   Program Officer,
Immunization Program

Organization: PATH

Duty Station: Kampala,

About US:

PATH is an
international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives
and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate
innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and
system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight,
scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.

Job Summary:  The Program Officer, Immunization Program will
oversee the planning and implementation of the Gavi funded technical assistance
for HPV vaccine project, as well as other related immunization support to
Ministry of Health by PATH. He/She will ensure that the projects are managed
and implemented according to expectations from the donor, Ministry of Health
and other partners, including sub-national stakeholders in selected districts
that PATH will be supporting. Reporting to the Country Director, the ideal
candidate will provide supervisory oversight to a small team of other program
officers in PATH’s country immunization program. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide project management to the Gavi HPV vaccine project on a
    day-to-day basis, including all requirements for activity planning, budgeting,
    implementation and reporting,
  • Establish strong relationships and partnerships with Ministry of Health,
    Ministry of Education and Sports, other technical partners and key
    immunization stakeholders to jointly plan and implement project activities
  • Develop reports, concepts and other documentation required by the
    donor periodically, and for engagement with the project leads at headquarters
    and at country level,
  • Working with the country team, engage target district stakeholders to
    identify barriers to HPV vaccine uptake and jointly plan to address them
    within the project scope,
  • Conduct operational research to discover innovative approaches to implement
    the project, sustainably increase immunization uptake, and identify
    opportunities for additional work,
  • Contribute to PATH’s overall competency in immunization through engagement
    with other country teams to share lessons from project work, and where
    necessary provide technical assistance to other teams,
  • Support UNEPI program in improving efficiency and effectiveness in immunization
  • Participate in key meetings at national and sub-national levels
    largely related to HPV immunization and health systems opportunities at country
    level and globally.
  • Supervise and motivate a team of officers at country level to ensure
    overall team effectiveness.
  • Participate in the PATH-wide HPV Technical Assistance (TA) team activities,
    such as regular teleconferences, email collaboration with other PATH officers
    in other countries, face-to-face meetings, sharing of experiences and
    information, etc.
  • Participate in other Uganda Country Program activities that aim at building
    or strengthening activities in Uganda.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for this position should possess a minimum of a Master’s
    degree in Public Health, or any related field.
  • Should have proven project management experience to plan all components
    of the project effectively including budget management, timelines and
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the immunization/
    health sector with Ministries of Health at both national and sub-national level,
  • Be well-versed with Uganda’s health system structure, and preferably
    a clear understanding of the immunization program,
  • Competent to engage with various stakeholders at country level and globally
    to articulate different issues pertaining to the work,
  • Competent in communication via email, as PATH is a very email reliant
  • Should be analytical with the ability to produce clear, technical and
    high quality documents to be shared across various project stakeholders,
  • Flexible to fit into various partners’ schedules to accomplish
    tasks, as well as support and work with various teams across PATH, and
    work with teams from different spheres of work to deliver project work.
  • Ability to design and lead implementation research initiatives in collaboration
    with the project team members to inform project work,

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply their updated CVs and cover letters online at the link below.


Deadline: 21st June 2019

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