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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/10/TA190
Title: Temporary Medical Officer TUB - Surveillance
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: One (1) year (Limited)
Duty Station: Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO), AF/ATM Prevention & Control of Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria (AF/ATM)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
As part of Regional efforts to reduce the TB incidence and death, to provide support to Member States to develop policies and programmes, and build capacity for the delivery of the health sector response to Tuberculosis. This includes rapidly scaling up access to diagnosis and treatment while strengthening health systems.
Inter-country teams are expected to provide intensified support to Member States in an effective and timely manner, with emphasis on programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the IST West Coordinator, the incumbent will:
1. Support countries in the sub region to build and strengthen their capacity to develop, strengthen and implement appropriate TB surveillance systems;
2. Support countries in the sub region to collect and manage strategic information for planning, monitoring and evaluation of the health sector response to Tuberculosis;
3. Support countries in the sub region to train nationals on management of strategic information on Tuberculosis;
4. Support countries in the sub region to conduct appropriate epidemiological and operational research studies on Tuberculosis and to apply the results in developing and planning an expanded response to Tuberculosis, including reducing impact of TB;
5. Support countries in the sub region to develop appropriate strategies, guidelines and tools for TB control.
Essential: Degree in Medicine plus post graduate degree in Public Health, or Epidemiology, or Communicable Disease control such as TB or HIV/AIDS
Desirable: Postgraduate level training in policy development or health management
Practical experiences in communicable disease surveillance programme at country level in the African Region. Technical and managerial knowledge and skills in Tuberculosis epidemiology with proven ability to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate activities at national and international levels. Experience in developing policy documents and guidelines; experience in executing training programmes and in designing and conducting disease control operational research; and proven communicable disease control monitoring and evaluation skills. Good inter-cultural and human inter-actions at national levels, with partners and at international level. Proficiency in common word processing, database, spreadsheet and statistical analysis computer packages. Ability to write and communicate clearly.
Good knowledge of standard office soft wares. Skills in the application of surveillance results for the prevention and control of communicable diseases
Essential: At least 5 years of experience in Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring and evaluation of the health sector response to Tuberculosis at national level. Practical experience in communicable disease control programme review and strategic plan development.
Desirable: Practical experience in the designing and implementing training programmes for Tuberculosis Surveillance at country level in the African Region.
Excellent knowledge of French and working knowledge of English or Portuguese
(Net of tax)
US$ 66482 at single rate
US$ 71393 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 53.6 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation..
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