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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/10/TA228
Title: Techncial Officer - position number 326198
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: Temporary appointment for six months
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Khartoum Sudan
Organization unit: EM/DCD Division of Communicable Disease Control (EM/DCD) /
EM/CSR Surveillance, Forecasting & Responses (EM/CSR)
WHO Representative Office Sudan
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
-Strengthening the existing system of communicable diseases surveillance and epidemic preparedness and response.
-Planning and monitoring the implementation of different preventive and control activities related to communicable diseases.
-Building the national capacity dealing with communicable diseases prevention and control programs.
-Ensuring proper implementation of the International Health Regulations and other epidemiological activities.
-Strengthening and maintaining the early warning system for epidemic-prone disease.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative Office in Sudan and overall guidance of the Regional Advisor for Surveillance, Forecasting & Response (CSR) the incumbent will:
-Provide advice and technical support to the national authorities in Sudan in designing, developing, monitoring and coordinating an effective national program on disease surveillance.
-Prepare program reports and statistical data on activities pertinent to communicable disease surveillance.
-Develop, strengthen and maintain an early warning system for epidemic-prone disease.
-Develop strategies and action plans to implement national, provincial and district surveillance activities, monitoring and evaluation activities aiming at improving surveillance and control of vaccine preventable diseases.
-Coordinate in related training programs and workshops related to different program activities.
-Advocate, promote and collaborate activities with potential donors and UN agencies in communicable disease surveillance and control.
-Provide advice and technical support to the national authorities in implementing and maintaining the international Health regulations in the area of communicable diseases and public health matters.
-Coordinate the technical/administrative activities related to the WHO response to public health emergencies of international concern, in collaboration with the Regional Office and HQ.
-Monitor and follow up on epidemiological situation in the country recognizing the potential/real impact on neighboring countries.
Achievement Activities Include:
-Assist the counterpart in strengthening and implementing the communicable disease surveillance and early warning systems.
-Enhance the counterpart's preparedness and capacity and ensure effective response in case of disease outbreaks.
Essential: University degree in medicine and master degree in public health or other health related field.
Competencies (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required - See WHO competency model - list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones - identify a minimum of three and a maximum of five competencies):
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Fostering integration and teamwork 4) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Thorough knowledge of principals and programs of communicable diseases surveillance, prevention and control.
- Ability to take quick and appropriate actions specially in case of emergency and breakout of diseases to ensure rapid and effective response.
- Ability to maintain a high standard of work output.
- Thorough knowledge of writing communicable diseases proposals for donors assistance.
- Ability to communicate with large number of focal points and to provide technical advice as needed.
Essential: At least seven years of professional experience at national and international levels in the development and implementation of health programs.
Desirable: Working experience with the UN or other similar international agencies. Experience in humanitarian relief affairs specially in health and related emergency rapid response. Experience in the area of International Health Regulations
Excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of Arabic an asset
Other entitlements will be determined based on the length of assignment
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
$66482 at single rate
$71393 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 48.5 % 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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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Currently accepting applications