Immunization Specialist/Consultant

Job Information

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    Category NGO & Development Jobs
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    Posted On May 10 ,2021
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    Qualifications Master
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    Employer Name Direct Consulting and Logistics
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    Contact Email

Job Description

Technical Assistance to the NationalPrimary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and National Emergency RoutineImmunization Coordination Center (NERICC)

Location:  Abuja (with some travel)

Duration: June 2021- November 2021 (with a possibility of renewal)

Fees:  Negotiable

Direct Consulting and Logistics (DCL) is a Limited Liability Company established by public health specialists, environmentalists, and educationists who desire to see a healthy, prosperous, and peaceful Nigeria. DCL’s vision is to lead the delivery of sustainable public health outcomes in Nigeria. The organization’s mission is to be a world-class social enterprise building strong collaborations and human capacity to deliver high-quality research, efficient program execution, and innovative solutions to improve public health systems’ performance along the value chain. DCL implements and manages the Johns HopkinsInternational Vaccine Access Centre (IVAC) projects in Nigeria.


Overview of the role

The successful applicant will serve as a technical consultant for DCL. The applicant will primarily support the NPHCDAand NERICC. The applicant will work together with the government to help them effectively use available resources to achieve their goal to improve routine immunization (RI)coverage in Nigeria.

To achieve this, the Consultant will support the government with:

Strategic planning and coordination

Service delivery and Human Resource for health

Prioritization of programmatic efforts

Monitoring and evaluation of progress.

The Consultant will also be required to travel within the country when needed.


Support the DCL/IVAC government technical support portfolio, which will involve collaborating with the NPHCDAand other development partners to develop and update evidence-based and technically sound strategies for NPHCDA programs.

Support the development of country-specific strategies and work plans and assists the NPHCDA team in managing effective implementation of planned activities, including adherence to timelines, and coordinating review and feedback from technical teams.

Assess progress against goals and donor commitments to measure impact, identify program bottlenecks or weaknesses, help devise solutions to strengthen programs as necessary.

Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by the assigned working group, including strategic plans, guidelines, and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports, and implementation updates.

Maintain strong relationships with partner organizations and initiatives working on immunization.

Represent DCL/IVAC at meetings and conferences where necessary.

Other responsibilities as needed.



Master’s Degree in a relevant field(e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology)

At least six years of work experience, 3of which should be post-graduate experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership

Current knowledge in the field of immunization linked with maternal and child health, including capacity building and infection prevention and control

Experience providing technical assistance to a national or state immunization program

Experience in planning, coordination, and conduct of innovative capacity building approaches to improve the knowledge and skills of health workers, specifically the use of adaptive management and human-centered design approaches (HCD)

Experience conducting literature reviews, evidence synthesis, quantitative and qualitative assessments, monitoring and evaluation etc

Experience in strategy development, planning, and project implementation

Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations

Excellent writing, oral communication, and presentation skills, including effective communication of results through data visualization to audiences of varying technical backgrounds

Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills

Demonstrated resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and strong work ethic skills

High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to work independently in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges

Proven record of working effectively within a team

Willingness to travel 20-30% of the time


What DCL Offers

Flexible working environment.

Friendly and intellectually stimulating working environment


Application Closing Date

May 23, 2021.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send as one document their CVand a cover letter detailing their suitability and experience to info@dclnigeria.comImmunizationSpecialist/Consultant” as the subject of the email.