A typical day at work- Being a SMO, my job profile is doing advocacy and supporting the district in surveillance activities(Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance), strengthening of routine immunization activities, pulse polio immunization activities, supporting district in newer vaccines launch & roll out.
Learning-My profile as SMO has helped me grow as a public health professional.I have learned doing data analysis and advocacy with the analysed data with the district health officials for strengthening of various program indicators.My profile has given me the opportunity to working as a team with different WHO colleagues working in the district as well as working as a team with partner agencies with predefined role and responsibility of each partner agency.
Management-I am overall responsible for my team comprising of an Administrative Assistant, Drivers and Field Monitors.
Workplace Culture-It is good as you are part of a small WHO family in the district.
Hardest Part of Job- When the data based feedback is not taken positively by the district health department.
Most Enjoyable part of Job-When the suggestions for strengthening of health indicators are acknowledged and implemented by the district administration.
Appreciation of your work by the District eg. by District Magistrate
Monotonous Job, Long working Hours, Difficulty in Work Life Balance