Director, Immunization

  • Posted on 22 August 2019
  • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 30 September 2019

Job Description

Overview

Director, Immunization needed to lead efforts to identify opportunities to diversify and deepen Jhpiego’s portfolio of Global Immunization Programs, including creating a strategic value proposition for the organization in the space of Immunization and to provide technical leadership and manage Jhpiego’s programs related to Immunization services. Director also ensures the technical and programmatic integrity of all immunization programs. In collaboration with partner agencies, country and HQ based teams, the position will lead and support the design and implementation of policies, strategies, programs and operational service delivery strategies for improving the equitable access and utilization of existing and new vaccines.

This position may be located at Jhpiego HQ in Baltimore, Maryland, USA or internationally in a country with a Jhpiego office.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the design and delivery of Jhpiego’s portfolio of programs related to Immunization services
  • Support the development and iteration of organizational strategy for expanding equitable access to vaccination, strengthening surveillance systems, and establish linkages to other interventions
  • Lead efforts to identify opportunities to diversify and deepen Jhpiego’s portfolio of Global Immunization Programs, including creating a strategic value proposition for the organization in the space of Immunization
  • Establish, manage and foster high-level relationships with global, regional and in-country partners and stakeholders, including IVAC, WHO, Gavi
  • Utilize strong portfolio and program management skills to manage the global projects related to Immunization
  • Keep abreast of latest technical updates and opportunities in the space of Immunization and make recommendations to the Senior Director and Jhpiego’s Leadership team regarding strategic priorities for Jhpiego in the space of Immunization.
  • Foster catalytic networks and engage non-traditional stakeholders to identify, develop, and propose solutions for immunization challenges and build evidence for vaccine delivery
  • Identify opportunities for and support growth of impactful partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies, and resources of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Ensure and enhance adherence to guiding principles and philosophy of Jhpiego immunization portfolio, which include commitment to achieving impact through affordability, accessibility, and scalability of evidence-based strategies in limited resource settings
  • Design and provide TA for development of strategies for strengthening of health systems, including human resources for health and data systems towards sustainable delivery of immunization services in low and middle income countries
  • Provide leadership to advancing the learning agenda as it relates to the Immunization portfolio
  • Work closely with New Programs Development and Global External Communications Office on identified opportunities for new immunization business
  • Represent Jhpiego at priority conferences, meetings, and on working groups at global and regional level
  • Keep abreast of emerging research, best practices in immunization portfolio
  • Work with the senior director and across ITLO on development of implementation strategies on promising emerging immunization strategies
  • Manage budgets and efficiently utilize resources in assigned areas of work
  • Provide leadership to efforts for new program development and resource mobilization for Immunization programs
  • Identify and manage external consultants and resources to ensure they achieve defined milestones on time and within budget, providing value for Jhpiego’s investment
Required Qualifications
  • Clinical degree plus advanced degree in Public Health or related field
  • Strong expertise in the field of immunization programs, including experience in the introduction of new vaccines at global level
  • 12+ years’ progressively senior global work experience in planning, developing and implementing programs related to immunization services
  • Track record of utilizing performance data for problem solving
  • Demonstrated competence in epidemiology and technical aspects of Vaccines, Biologicals and Immunization programs
  • Strong understanding of global immunization scenario and effective strategies for delivery of immunization services, including introduction of new vaccines
  • Strong understanding of health systems in low and middle-income countries and strategies for strengthening of health systems towards sustainable delivery of immunization services
  • Demonstrated success working with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors
  • Understanding of country contexts and health systems as they relate to Immunization services through implementation of programs related to immunization and global health.
  • Experience with implementation research preferred
  • Experience of working in senior management capacity with substantial human resources management and decision-making responsibilities for both the technical and managerial elements of the work being managed
  • Proven leadership and management skills and proven record of working effectively with and leading diverse teams of professionals
  • Proven ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform across a portfolio of initiatives
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and willing to take calculated risks
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact professionally in challenging environments and developing countries
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other diverse organizations worldwide
  • Fluent French, Portugues or Spanish languages skills preferred

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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