Technical Officer SIA

  • Added Date: Sunday, 14 August 2022
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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To eradicate polio from Afghanistan through routine, Supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) and highly sensitive surveillancesystem for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP).


The incumbent will be responsible to:

1. Provide technical input in planning, implementation and monitoring of Supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in the field.

2. Undertake frequent travel to different regions of the country particularly Southern region to supervise SIAs and oversee the process of different type of data collection and timely analysis for its use and preparing country SIAs reports.

3. Take all necessary measures to ensure achievements/ maintenance of high vaccination coverage, particularly in the Low performing Districts.

4. Update guidelines training modules and other materials and assist in development of monitoring and evaluation tools.

5. Facilitate training and other capacity building activities for national staff as well as suggest measures for its appropriate training on newly introduced interventions.

6. Strength surveillance for other vaccine preventable disease; ensure appropriate monitoring of routine EPI activities and timely analysis of routine EPI data for corrective actions.

7. Prepare and submit a monthly report on the activities undertaken.



Essential: University Degree in Medicine.
Desirable: Post graduate qualifications in Epidemiology / Public Health



Essential: At least two years' experience working in EPI/ Polio eradication or PHC with public and/or Private sector.
Desirable: Experience of work in UN and/or other international organizations.




Sound technical knowledge on epidemiology and surveillance of vaccine preventable; prevention and control measures and preparedness and response. Ability to establish harmonious working relations with national counterparts and international colleagues.



WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Setting an example


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Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local Language.




Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 45,101 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.






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