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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/FT404
Title: Technical Officer (Vector Biology and Control), Post # 324100
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  one year
Date: 16 October 2012
Application Deadline: 27 November 2012 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit:
EM/DCD Division of Communicable Disease Control
Purpose of the Post:
To support the implementation of vector control interventions for malaria and other vector borne diseases.

Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity
The objectives of malaria and tropical disease programme are: prevention and control of malaria and other vector borne diseases, elimination, where it is feasible and prevention of reintroduction to free areas. To achieve this, the unit is supporting and promoting universal access to proper, selective, cost effective vector control interventions in the context of integrated vector management (IVM), strengthening surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, partnership building, resource mobilization, and applied research.
Description of duties:
Organizational Context:
The incumbent will be a member of the team for malaria and tropical diseases. He/she is expected to provide technical advice to the team and Member States on the cost effective vector control interventions, facilitate implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the direct supervision of Medical Officer and general guidance of Director, Communicable Disease Control, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Assist in the development of vector control strategies and plans for prevention of malaria and other major vector borne diseases at the regional level and for member states and monitor their implementation.
2. Facilitate the implementation and increasing coverage of vector control interventions (residual spraying , insecticide treated nets, larviciding, etc.) in the context of integrated vector control management (IVM).
3. Promote judicious use and sound management of public health pesticides in full cooperation with other international organizations and relevant sectors (Agriculture, Environment, Municipalities).
4. Support regional efforts to strengthen entomological surveillance and monitoring the susceptibility of malaria and other vectors to insecticides.
5. Support the human resources development - in the field of medical entomology and vector control and promote vector control research.
Essential: University degree in Medical Entomology and Vector Control
Desirable: Specialized Training or degree on vector surveillance and insecticide resistance. Training on malaria and other tropical diseases.
Functional Skills and Knowledge :
Demonstrated indepth knowledge of entomology and vector control, a broad understanding of public health issues including chemical safety, knowledge of epidemiology of vector borne diseases and transmission dynamics, impact of interventions, demonstrated ability to work in an international environment.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Computer literacy, MS Office

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Fostering integration and team work
4) Building and promoting partnership across the organization and beyond

Essential: At least 5 years experience in developing, implementation, and evaluation of vector control programme or projects, with special preference for malaria.

Desirable: International exposure or collaboration with high level national or external institutes in the field of medical entomolgy and vector control. Experience and familiarity with management of public health pesticides.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset.
Additional Information:
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.
- This Vacancy Notice is published in English language only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56091 at single rate
US$60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.6 % 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.

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

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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