L’OMS recrute un Medical Officer / Surveillance
Ville, Pays: Congo-Brazzaville
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Non précisé
Expériences professionnelles demandées: Non précisé
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 18-08-2017
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Medical Officer/Surveillance – (1701834)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 2 years
Job Posting: Jul 19, 2017, 3:22:17 PM
Closing Date: Aug 18, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Gabon-Libreville
Organization: AF_GAB Gabon
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The general objective of the Polio Eradication Programme is to support national authorities to eradicate poliomyelitis, both: wild or vaccine derived. Specifically, the objectives are timely detection and interruption of poliovirus transmission, strengthening immunization systems and preparation for oral polio vaccine (OPV) withdrawal, laboratory containment of polioviruses, certification of poliomyelitis eradication, legacy planning and transitioning of polio assets for other public health interventions.The surveillance unit within the Polio Eradication Programme will mostly focus on ensuring that surveillance is of certification standard and that any poliovirus circulation (wild or vaccine derived) is detected, investigated and responded to, in a timely manner. The surveillance unit will also work with other units to ensure integrated disease surveillance, and support implementation of technological innovations to provide robust evidence of conducted surveillance activities.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
1. Provide strategic direction of surveillance activities based on performance data and reports from WHO Country Offices2. Support Country Offices in preparation of surveillance operational plans and reprogramming of work-plans based on situation analysis3. Support countries in strengthening surveillance to timely detect and investigate for rapid implementation of outbreak responses activities to boost population immunity4. Provide feedback on weekly surveillance performance reports from countries to close gaps, improve quality of reports and determine localized (sub-national) areas for focus of surveillance activities5. Assist in updating of African Region AFP and environmental surveillance standard operating procedures (SOP) and updating of guidelines 6. Assist with the expansion of environmental surveillance for polioviruses to complement acute flaccid paralysis surveillance7.Assist with strengthening of vaccine preventable disease surveillance and integrated diseases surveillance and response8. To perform any other activities as required by the IST/IVE Focal Point and IST Coordinator
Essential: Medical Doctor with a post graduate degree in public health from a recognized university with formal training in principles of epidemiology.
Desirable: Medical Doctor with post graduate training plus experience in polio eradication and immunizations
Essential: At least seven years experience in public health services delivery with demonstrable experience in the control of vaccine preventable diseases, particularly polio eradication.
Desirable: Field experience in polio eradication, surveillance, outbreak investigation, immunization, epidemiology and disease control surveillance activities. International experience with WHO in Africa and developing countries would be an asset.
–> Analytical and presentational skills–> Ability to work effectively with colleagues at different levels of the organization–> The candidate must possess good communication skills
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 70,647 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2579 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test may be used as a form of screening.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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