Immunization Project Officer (Re-Advertisement) Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Gambela, Ethiopia Save The Children Ethiopia


Save the Children International (SCI) is the world's leading independent organization for children.  Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. 



Job Title

Immunization Project Officer (Re-Advertisement)

Place of Work

Jewi refugee camp, Teirkidi refugee camp, Pinyudo refugee camp, Gambella Town, Itang, Lare, Jikawo, Wantewar, Abobo Gog, Jor, Gambella Zuria Woreda, Godere, Mengeshi woredas


Integrated Immunization Project

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions

Three (3)

Duration of Contract

1 year with high possibility of extension

Opening date


Closing Date



Key accountabilities

Project implementation 

  • Support the development of detail work plan, for immunization strengthening project 
  • Provide technical assistance for Woreda health office and health facilities in the development of woreda level immunization micro plans
  • Closely work with the Immunization Strengthening Project Manager and SBCC Officer to come up with culturally appropriate EPI messages to raise awareness of community members on EPI 
  • Facilitate/support procurements specified in the project documents are planned, requested, purchased and delivered on a timely manner. Provide technical assistance and organize logistics support for Woreda Health Office/ARRA in the refugee camps in the planning and implementation of Sub National and National Immunization activities or campaigns
  • Coordinate with government, and project partners working on EPI at the different levels through organizing woreda level EPI taskforce meetings.
  • Organize, support/facilitate trainings for HWs, HEWs, CVs, teachers, PTAs and other community members, on immunization, and community mobilization
  • Support documentation of EPI activities through provision of recording and reporting formats (EPI and outreach monitoring charts, tally sheets, and refrigerator temperature monitoring sheets)
  • Work on special emphasis on awareness raising, social mobilization and community empowerment strategies to reinforce the community’s role in supporting immunization activities
  • Build capacity of community structures at grass root level to support EPI activities in the implementation woredas
  • Organize review meetings with the woreda health office/ARRA to review the activities of HWs/HEWs and CVs as well as for experience sharing and reflective learning
  • Organize/conduct regular supportive supervisions to review and support the EPI activities of the HWs/HEWs and CVs
  • Ensure all project interventions are implemented effectively and efficiently as per the project document
  • Implement and monitor the project’s activities according to work plans and budgets
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor


Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Prepare, review and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of the project on a timely manner to the Immunization Strengthening Project manager
  • Support during the planning and implementation of project related surveys and studies
  • Document, organize, and share the proceedings and reports of all trainings/ capacity building workshops and project related meetings with the project manager;
  • In collaboration with the Immunization Strengthening Project Manager assist the development of articles, case studies or other written materials regarding best practices, lessons learned etc.
  • Document experiences and challenges encountered in the process of project implementation: capacity building, provision of technical support and demand creation
  • Conduct regular supportive and joint supportive supervisions to project sites with respective government partners
  • Plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with ARRA/ woreda health office heads/experts and HWs/HEWs, and community volunteers, community influential leaders in the implementation areas


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or Public Health or health related fields
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ relevant work experience (3 years’ experience for degree and 5 years for diploma holders) in the area child health and immunization
  • Trainings on IIP, Immunization Cold chain users, and Immunization MLM trainings and INGO work experience is an asset
  • Solid understanding of the Ethiopian health policy and strategies, as well as the health sector transformation plan and the health extension platform
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Prior working experience with NGOs especially focusing on immunization program implementation, training and capacity building activities
  • Good command in written and spoken English.
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours.
  • Good command in the local language – Agnuwak, Nuer, and Amharic languages
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.




Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply through career link on or before August 18, 2021 using the following steps.


In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

 “We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.


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