Vaccine Management Specialist Job 2023 at Kampala by UNICEF

Vaccine Management Specialist Job 2023 at Kampala by UNICEF Career. UNICEF, an international NGO operating in Uganda, is currently searching for a highly qualified Vaccine Management Specialist to join their team.

Vaccine Management Specialist Job 2023 at Kampala by UNICEF

UNICEF originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. UNICEF’s activities include providing immunizations and disease prevention, administering treatment for children and mothers with HIV, enhancing childhood and maternal nutrition, improving sanitation, promoting education, and providing emergency relief in response to disasters.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • External Outreach: Vaccine Management Specialist -P3/NOC, Rapid Response Rosters

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Last Date to Apply

  • 14th March 2023

Job Location

  • Kampala, Uganda

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Contract Type:

  • Temporary Appointment (TA) or Consultancy.


  • P-3

Education Requirement:

  • Advanced university degree in Medicine, Public Health or related discipline.

Experience Required

  • At least 5 (five) years of practical experience in developing countries in immunizations and primary health care, management, monitoring and evaluation and emergencies in different contexts. Some of this time should have been in emergency relief programmes.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in verbal and written English and/or French (depending on the country office’s official language). Knowledge of another UN language or a local language is an asset.

Key Activities and Duties:

  • Co-ordinates on a regular basis with programme/projects specialists to ensure the supplies and equipment are released to projects and to end users in a timely manner and report periodically to the Supply Chain Manager and Chief of Operations on any relevant incident regarding cold chain supplies.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact system with customs and port/airport immigration authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN and bilateral counterparts in cold chain logistics activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs and inventory
  • Provide support to restore/rehabilitate/reinforce the national cold chain system in collaboration with Government and partners.
  • Coordinate with Supply/Operations/Programme Sections within UNICEF to effectively restore and maintain the cold chain system operational at all times.
  • Provides technical advice on cold chain logistics arrangement facilitating cost-effective efficient customs clearance, inventory management, distribution and cost effective and safe transportation of emergency supplies and equipment.

Competencies required for this post:

  • Holder of a valid driving license
  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Mechanical background is a plus
  • Good mathematical skills,
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competent use of PC especially spreadsheets.

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