Health Specialist – Polio at UNICEF


Immunization (EPI) Specialist is accountable for professional leadership in and contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the county programme, to achieve the Unicef’s immunization plus goals and objectives for the country. The incumbent will be working specifically within the Polio Eradication Initiative to ensure Unicef’s accountabilities are met. Accountable for ensuring the Unicef Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming

Vacancy Number: VN-NGR-63-2015

Post Title: Health Specialist, Polio

Level: National Professional (NO-C)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Duration: Two years

Location: Abuja

Qualifications and Competencies required:

  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development or other relevant discipline(s)
  • Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health/immunization programmes.
  • Field work experience, background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Child neonatal or maternal health care and Immunizations
  • Health system planning and management, Health Economics and Financing
  • Health Education, Health promotion and Disease prevention, Educational interventions in Health Care
  • Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for health programmes
  • Gender and diversity awareness.

How to Apply:

Candidates interested in the above position should submit their applications, accompanied by an updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Persona) History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at  to the email address below on or before Tuesday 3rd November, 2015.


While sending in their applications, candidates are advised to clearly indicate the position title on the subject line of their emails.

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and is staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly woman are strongly encouraged to apply.