The continued transmission of poliovirus in Pakistan has become a national emergency. Pakistan now risks becoming the last remaining reservoir of endemic poliovirus transmission in the World and the only remaining threat to achieving polio eradication globally. The Campaign Support Unit works in close collaboration with the government’s National Emergency Operations Centre (N-EOC). It is responsible to support the Government in organizing and facilitating all polio immunization campaigns. The Unit’s main responsibility is to: plan and conduct polio campaigns by allocating funds for all aspects of campaign operations; support in the preparation and/or revision of all campaign-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); and, arranging for the required logistics to conduct the campaigns. The unit also supports the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) activities of all scheduled campaigns via pre-campaign facilitation and post-campaign evaluation methodologies. It also supports provincial teams by providing campaign monitors for observing and monitoring the quality of work during the campaigns.
The purpose of this position is to facilitate the implementation of effective polio immunization campaigns in the province by coordinating appropriate actions with the established counterparts and partners and ensuring that adequate resources are made available on a timely basis.
- University degree in medicine from a recognized university. Post graduate degree in public health (preferably in epidemiology of child health)
- Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in program management, assessment, monitoring and evaluation in complex emergency context.
- Proven ability to work effectively with government counterparts, UN agencies and other partners under stressful situations.
- Knowledge of the latest developments in emergency education
- Analytical and Communication skills
- Appropriate computer skills, ability to support counterparts in establishment and management of basic computer databases
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
- Fluency in English and Urdu. Knowledge of a local working language of the duty station is an asset.