NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OFFICER (PDS: 333201; 333202) (EMRO/12/FT377)

25 August 2016
 
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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/FT377
 
Title: National Professional Officer (PDs: 333201; 333202)
 
Grade: NO-A
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two Years
 
Date: 26 September 2012
 
Application Deadline: 24 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
 
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SOM WHO Representative's Office, Somalia (EM_SOM)
Polip (POL); Multiple Duty Stations: Hargeisa & Mogadishu
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
- Ensuring eradication of poliomyelitis from Somalia through routine and Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs);
- Maintaining the high quality of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance system;
- To reduce morbidity and mortality from other Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) target diseases.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To contribute to the global polio eradication initiative.

Organizational Context:
As part of the WHO/UNICEF EPI/PEI (Polio Eradication) team and under the guidance of the Polio Eradication Team Leader and the overall supervision of the WHO Representative (WR), the incumbent is responsible, in his/her zone, for reporting of activities and advocacy of EPI/PEI eradication, together with all partner agencies operational in Somalia (comprising of UN agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations, counterparts, and local authorities).

Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the guidance of the Polio Eradication team leader and the direct supervision of the WR for Somalia and in close collaboration with local authorities, other UN staff in the field as well as NGOs, the incumbent will undertake the following activities in his/her zone:

1. Together with the partners and technical staff, review and update zonal micro plans and other documents to ensure appropriate and fair distributions of resources to guaranty quality campaigns;
2. Identify areas and reasons for poor coverage and develop a special plan that addresses refusals, inaccessible areas and nomadic population;
3. Collect, analyze and use SIAs reporting and monitoring data for identifying gaps and recommending corrective measures ;
4. Support other immunization activities;
5. Support AFP surveillance in the zone in all aspects especially sensitivity, quality and timeliness;
6. Participate in the recruitment of District Polio Officers (DPOs) and other campaign auxiliary workers that support polio eradication activities at district levels;
7. Prepare monthly report to reflect activities conducted, progress made and constraints faced and recommendations for way forward;
8. Collect and collate daily security report from regions under his/her responsibility;
9. Ensure the Polio Eradication Officers (PEOs) maintain daily contact with the DPOs with regard to security in each region;
10. Contribute to the achievement of the certification standards in relation to sensitivity, quality and timeliness;
11. Communicate and security incidence or concerns to the Polio Team Leader;
12. Maintain close contact with the Area Field Security Coordination Officer in the zone;
13. Ensure that PEOs and DPOs obtain mandatory security clearances before all travels within or out of Somalia
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: University degree in medicine or diploma in nursing or paramedical sciences from a recognized university or college respectively.
Skills:
Competencies:
1. Producing results ;
2. Fastening integration and teamwork ;
3. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Skills in training health workers on PEI/EPI activities standard operational procedures
- Skills in planning, managing and coordination of PEI/EPI programmes
- Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to needs
- Ability to build and motivate teams and work under pressure

Other Skills: Proficiency in MS Office
Experience:
Essential: At least one year work experience in PEI and EPI activities in Somalia.
Desirable: Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals and or experience in UN organization/agencies or international institutions.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and of a local language.
Additional Information:
- Only nationals of the country will be considered for this position.
- Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
14861.00 USD at single rate
Post Adjustment: % 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.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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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.

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