Vaccinators Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Wamo Relief And Rehabilitation Service

Objectives:

The main objective is to ensure that there is an increased immunization coverage and sensitization amongst the beneficiaries. The EPI vaccinator is responsible for conducting static and mobile vaccination session in the primary health care facility and mobile clinics. Report and records, of the EPI coverage.

Task and deliverables of a vaccinator.

· Conduct static vaccination sessions in the primary health care facility as scheduled and holding outreach activities in the community

· Administer vaccines correctly in accordance with guidelines, while maintaining strict aseptic techniques

· Liaise closely with health workers within the facility, health promoters, CHWs and other staff in order to avoid missed opportunities (including screening of cards) for immunization of children to be followed up through list and defaulter tracing. Also coordinates for proper birth recording/reporting and growth monitoring activities in the facilities with the teams.

· Maintains accurate records/charts of monitoring coverage of the patients in the clinic and target population.

· Maintains accurate EPI records including daily and permanent registers, and additional records missed cases and defaulters (prepare and update lists on a monthly basis).

· Provides counseling to the care givers on the preventative and curative health aspects of the vaccines, vaccination schedules, when to return for the other shot of vaccine.

· Receives vaccines from the field office/UNICEF Depot and ensures that the cold chain is correctly maintained to the point of actual immunization in accordance to standardized guidelines.

· Prepares monthly statistical report, vaccine consumption/wastage rates and submits in timely manner.

· Ensures that used syringes, needles and all vaccinations vials/ampoules are stored and disposed off per protocols

· Participates in meeting with community representatives, volunteers and to discuss EPI activities such as defaulters, EPI campaigns.

· Co-ordinate with health promoters on regular basis for defaulter tracing and participate in health education session.

· Coordinate with the nutrition wing for the treatment and immunization of the identified malnourished children and their follow up.

· Immunization of children.

· Storing and Keeping the Vaccines.

· Taking part in the Outreach programmes.

Qualifications

· Knowledge of local Somali language

· Certificate of participation in EPI course.

· Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organization, in particular working in primary health care programs and conducting nursing

· Strong counseling skills

· Good organizational skills

· Ability to work with displaced communities with diverse cultural and ethnic background

· Minimum of two years of relevant experience, preferably in a health program set up

· Willing to travel and live in difficult and remote areas Required Competencies

· Able to work in the Lower Juba Region

· Should be conversant with the clan and surrounding political climate.

· Excellent Somali language skills are a requirement, intermediate level of English a plus

· Detail-oriented.

Applicants should be Somali National.

Application Procedure

All applications should be sent not later than 26th of June 2018. Application received after this date will not be considered.

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