L’OMS recrute un Medical Officer
Ville, Pays: Congo-Brazzaville
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Non précisé
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 7 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 15-08-2017
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Medical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases) – (1700733)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 1 year
Job Posting: Jul 25, 2017, 1:04:56 PM
Closing Date: Aug 15, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Congo-Brazzaville
Organization: AF/CDS – Communicable Diseases
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The main objective of the programme is to provide technical support to the Ministries of Health in the African region for the accelerated implementation of the leishmaniasis control programme interventions. In order to achieve effective leishmaniasis control, there is a need for coordinated and integrated case management of NTDs and the use of integrated vector management.Responsibilities include contributing to the development of strategic plans and advice leishmaniasis endemic countries on the development and implementation of policies for the control of leishmaniasis; the analysis of national control plans and provision of technical support to countries in their adaptation and development of guidelines and tools. The provision of technical support will primarily focus on: i) Strategic and operational planning for leishmaniasis control; ii) Strengthening of technical quality of NTD Programmes to improve access to leishmaniasis services with an emphasis on surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of country progress towards the control of the disease; iii) Strengthening health systems to deliver health interventions including leishmaniasis diagnostics and medicines delivered to the endemic localities.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of the NTD Regional Advisor and guidance of the Director of Communicable Diseases, the incumbent will:1. Provide technical assistance to the development of appropriate leishmaniasis control strategies, plans, guidelines in the context of the NTD integrated disease management framework;2. Provide expert advice, technical assistance and support to leishmaniasis endemic countries;3. In coordination with Ministries of Health, Academic Institutions and NTD Partners, participate in the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the activities regarding leishmaniasis control in the African region; 4. Prepare technical briefings and/or technical documents as required; analysing national leishmaniasis control plans and surveillance data, support countries in the development and adaptation of their policy guidelines, specific requirements and priorities, as related to the implementation of leishmaniasis control activities;5. Provide technical inputs and support the development of guidelines, manuals, surveillance and other disease specific tools and the initiation and/or strengthening of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of the programme;6. Strengthen partnerships and collaboration on NTDs in general and specifically on leishmaniasis at national, regional and international levels to mobilize resources; 7. Anticipate, plan and lead meetings, teleconferences and video conferences on issues related to leishmaniasis;8. Mobilize financial, technical, human and in kind resources to support leishmaniasis control; 9. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Essential: Degree in Medicine with a Master in Public Health or Tropical Medicine and/or Epidemiology.
Desirable: Training in communicable disease prevention, knowledge of neglected tropical disease epidemiology and control, especially targeted case management NTDs (Buruli ulcer, human African trypanosomiasis, leprosy and yaws).
Essential: At least seven (7) years of experience in communicable and neglected tropical diseases-related activities with adequate experience on leishmaniasis control programme.
Desirable: Working experience with WHO or other international experience would be an asset. Aminimum of 3 years of working experience in joint or multi sectorial projects in health would also be an asset.
Extensive knowledge and skills in leishmaniasis case management as well as strategies to effectively support leishmaniasis programme management and integration of NTD case management. Ability to build capacity in various aspects of NTD case-management, NTD programme implementation, particularly in the case management of visceral leishmaniasis and conducting disease risk mapping and transmission assessment surveys. Ability to establish effective networks and working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural background.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
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 69,032 (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 2698 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.
Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http://icsc.un.org/ that provides a link to « Your new Compensation Package ».
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