January 28, 2024
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About World Vision International:

World Vision International (WVI) has been a beacon of hope in Afghanistan since 2001, providing emergency relief to children and families affected by natural disasters and prolonged conflict. WVI’s programs in Afghanistan cover health, nutrition, WASH, child protection, and education, empowering vulnerable communities for a better future.

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

As a Vaccinator for the nutrition project based in Afghanistan, specifically in Herat, Koshk Rabat Sangi, and Injil districts, your role is crucial in implementing routine immunization services as part of the mobile health team services. This grant-funded position focuses on managing the cold chain system according to UNICEF protocols and conducting vaccination activities aligned with national immunization standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in clients’ triage and provide Information, Education, and Communication (IEC).
  2. Manage the cold chain system following UNICEF protocols.
  3. Conduct vaccination activities adhering to national immunization standards.
  4. Determine appropriate vaccine type and dose volume for each client.
  5. Administer vaccines per standard protocol, ensuring proper disposal of sharps.
  6. Document vaccinations on records and immunization cards.
  7. Provide health education to patients, families, and communities regarding immunization and relevant health areas.
  8. Supervise volunteers’ activities at the district level.
  9. Prepare inventory lists based on needs and actively participate in community-based programs.
  10. Dispense medicine and supplies to patients when required, ensuring proper usage.
  11. Prepare requests for medicine and nutrition supplies weekly and submit timely reports on consumption.
  12. Support immunization services in the community for target groups.
  13. Ensure accurate registration and reporting of activities.
  14. Keep abreast of national guides related to the EPI program.
  15. Properly manage vaccines and EPI instruments in the assigned area.
  16. Maintain the cold chain in the designated area.
  17. Prepare and maintain the timetable for immunization activities.
  18. Arrange vaccination sessions according to the timetable.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
  • Adhere to WV accountability standards.
  • Be aware and prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan under the context of (BHA Farems-2021) interventions.

Job Requirements:

Required Professional Experience and Education:

  • At least one year working in a clinic or MHNT as a vaccinator.
  • High school graduate is essential.
  • Mandatory certificate of initial immunization training.

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Health-related short training certificate preferred.
  • Proficiency in triage methods.
  • Communication skills and knowledge of local communities.
  • Language proficiency in Dari and Pashto.
  • Flexibility for work and ability to travel within the work environment.
Submission Guideline:

The application closing date is 28-Jan-2024. Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the job requirements by emailing: Mention the Vacancy Number (WVA1613) in the subject of your email. Avoid sending large attachments (above 1024 KB) for your application/CV to be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test and interview. Applications with insufficient, incomplete, and inconsistent information will not be considered.

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