|Date Posted||October 15, 2020|
Sudan confirmed two cases of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus type 2 on August 8 in South Darfur and El Gedarif states, additional cVDPV2 cases were confirmed in September, leading to a total of 38 cases in 13 states. The virus has also been isolated from sewage samples in Khartoum.
The purpose of this consultancy is to extend human resource surge support to all states of the country in order to implement AFP surveillance and Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) immunization. These staff will support the Polio program on early detection of cases and enhancing immunity among targeted children to stop the outbreak in early possible time.
As part of National Polio Emergency Response plan for cVDPV outbreak in Sudan in 2020, Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) – Expanded Program Immunization (EPI) is planning to strengthen states capacity and provide technical support to states by deployment of national experts to each states to support states in planning, monitoring and evaluation of Polio emergency response activities to help in containment of cVDPV outbreak and stop virus circulation by end of 2020, below the TOR of the National Technical officers for Polio emergency response.
Duties and responsibilities:
Work to be performed
Outputs and Deliverables:
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
University degree in Public Health or health related field.
- Experience :
Five years or more of relevant experience in Immunization programs.
- Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:
- Language requirements:
Fluent in Arabic Language and very good knowledge of English Language.