The PO will work closely with national Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and polio eradication stakeholders in both Pakistan and Afghanistan to develop, implement and monitor strategies for rapidly improving immunization coverage in the highest risk subnational areas. Working as a GPEI core partner within the national and provincial Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), this role will collaborate closely with implementing partners like WHO, UNICEF and civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as Gavi to ensure these strategies are aligned with the polio National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), national health and immunization plans and provincial health plans. A strong understanding of immunization service delivery in conflict areas and coordination with humanitarian response actors will also be required. The PO will offer strong monitoring and evaluation expertise, linked with improved management and accountability, towards new and innovative strategies for improving program linkages, strengthening routine immunization, and eradicating polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This role will be based in Seattle, USA, and will be expected to undertake up to 40% international travel.
Reports to: Deputy Director, Polio.