Technical Officer Immunization Financial Sustainability Job in Kenya

Description Of Duties

The incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

To Coordinate and facilitate the members states in development and costing of multi-year plans including advocating for sustainable financing for implementation

Support countries proposals development for Immunization financing

Proactively participate and collaborate with partners and stakeholders within and outside WHO/AFRO in economic analysis and evaluation of immunization and health systems strengthening ecosystems.

To contribute to the development and dissemination of guidelines, tools, norms, standards, and frameworks for economic evaluation of immunization financing for decision making;

Contribute to identification and capacity building of national and sub-regional human and institutional capacities in immunization economics and financial sustainability.

To proactively collaborate with regional and subregional economic platforms in resource mobilization and advocacy activities that drives access to vaccines and new technologies in support of the implementation of WHO and AFRO resolutions pertaining to immunization.

Contribute to producing scientific papers on the economics of immunization and vaccine preventable diseases including financial projections.

To Coordinate immunization financing reviews as part of country level comprehensive immunization programme review and regional level review of regional strategic plan for immunization

Developing/collaborating on the development and maintenance of up-to-date sub regional databases on immunization programme financing as well as monitoring of immunization financing for strengthening and improvement of interventions.

To contribute to development of work plans and budgetary proposals, as required and perform other related responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Essential: Master’s degree in Economics, Management or Business Administration, complemented by post-graduate degree or studies in health economics or public health.


Essential: A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in planning, costing of immunization and vaccine programme, and economics analysis of public health programmes and interventions within broad health systems perspective.

Desirable: Experience in policy formulation, strategic planning, and management, as well as facilitating consultations and skills transfer.

Experience in implementation of national immunization programme.


Within the context of the immunization agenda 2030 and the AFR Regional Immunization Strategic Plans, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge of health economics, health sector financing, routine immunization programmes, vaccine preventable diseases and global health architecture. Proven ability to think independently and strategically plan, coordinate, and support implementation of health programme interventions

Understanding health sector development financing ecosystems, multi-lateral and bilateral funding mechanisms and Development Financial institutions (DFI), Public Financial Management (PFM) and operational modalities of special financing vehicles for immunization and health.

Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts; and to participate in resource mobilization and advocacy activities.

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics, diplomacy, tact, and courtesy.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Creating a motivating and empowering environment

Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French.

Desirable: Working knowledge of other UN official languages.

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