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IRD Pakistan

Karachi healthcare
The incumbent will be responsible for compiling data from sentinel sites and carry out surveillance visits to improve completeness of inventory.

  • Compiling monthly data from sentinel sites to submit to national authorities and WHO PQS via the ODK2 online tool.
  • Carrying out surveillance visits each month to selected sites based on the site visit plan, to improve completeness of inventory and reporting as well as provide support/feedback to health facility staff.
  • Carrying out and/or coordinate root cause of failure analysis (RCFA) through visits to facility level and submit reports to in-country stakeholders and WHO PQS via the ODK2 online tool if trigger thresholds for indicators are reached.
  • Including the relevant technical national and regional cold chain staff, to the extent possible, in all PMM activities, including site visits and RCFA.
  • Convening key technical EPI cold chain staff every quarter to review the data and CCE performance issues identified and discuss mitigation actions.
  • Participating in PMM Working Group calls or other relevant meetings if requested.
  • Developing Annual work plan of surveillance activities with feedback from EPI.
  • Input into data collection and report design and ensure data is collected to predetermined standards.
  • Health facility-level data collection and reporting tools adapted to the local context.
  • Monthly performance reports using the ODK2 tool, combining routine health facility reporting, field visit, and RCFA findings.
  • Ad-hoc written RCFA reports.
  • Up to date CCE inventory for sentinel sites.
  • Train regional and health facility staff on the PMM concept and indicators, reporting tool/templates, data standards, reporting frequency, agree on roles and responsibilities of local government focal points, etc either through individual visits or combined workshops.

Required Qualification
  • Bachelors or Master’s in Public health or relevant field.

Required Experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in cold chain and vaccine management required with an understanding of temperature monitoring procedures and products.
  • Experience with CCE maintenance.
  • Understanding of the national EPI system.

Required Skills
  • Strong analytical capacities, excellent ability to synthesize information and relate action to results.
  • Ability to multi-task and produce quality outputs on short deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, team-work and cooperation skills.
  • Excellent command of English language, report writing skills.
  • Excellent command of the local language.
  • Computer skills, including quantitative analysis and reporting tools.
  • Travel up to 50% of the time to selected facilities, as needed, to support training, data collection, and issue investigation.