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Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/12/TA7
Title: Medical Officer (MDR-TB)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 23 November 2012
Application Deadline: 14 December 2012 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
SE/CDS Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS) (SE/CDS)
SE/TBC Tuberculosis
The overall objective of the TB control programme is to reduce mortality, morbidity and transmission of the disease until it is no longer a threat to public health. It focuses towards universal access to diagnosis and treatment of MDR -TB and X-DR TB by the year 2015.
Description of duties:
Under the general guidance and supervision of Regional Adviser, TB the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Assist Member States in needs assessments, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the programmatic management of multi-drug resistant TB (PMDT) under National Tuberculosis Programmes (NTPs), taking into consideration WHO policy and strategy frameworks.
2. Provide technical and operational support for accurate forecasting and procurement of second-line drugs and in setting up an efficient system for in country drug management in coordination with the Global Drug Facility and other partners.
3. Identify training and technical assistance needs, ensure technical assistance as required, assist in developing the necessary guidelines and resource materials for programmatic management of multi-drug resistant TB (PMDT) and in organizing regional and national training workshops for the management of multi-drug resistant TB.
4. Assist in organizing and participate in regular monitoring, programme reviews and evaluation of the national programmes with particular reference to programmatic management of multi-drug resistant TB, and ensure recommendations are followed up at regional and country levels.
5. Collaborate with national TB programmes to ensure regular recording and reporting from Member Countries in line with WHO recommendations, assist in preparing regional and country updates and reports for dissemination to national authorities, development partners.
6. Promote and assist Member Countries in conducting operational research on strategies and interventions in order to achieve wider uptake and sustainability of interventions.
7. Coordinate support to countries with various departments within WHO HQ, RO and COs, consultants and partner agencies supporting national TB control programmes within the Region.
8. Carry out any other duties as may be assigned.
Essential: Medical degree; post graduate qualification in medical or health sciences and/or Masters in Public Health.
Desirable: Training in Tuberculosis Control Programme

 Producing results
 Moving forward in a changing environment
 Ensuring the effective use of resources
 Building and Promoting Partnerships Across the Organization and Beyond
 Fostering integration and Team Work
Thorough knowledge of TB control and its epidemiology, ability to initiate, design, direct and administer studies on TB; ability to organize and conduct group education activities; ability to establish good working relationships; ability to initiate, build and maintain team spirit within the Region; ability to foresee coalition building with existing and new partners.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Good working knowledge of use of software for data and word processing
Essential: 7 years experience in the field of communicable disease, including TB, in organizing, planning and implementing TB control programmes of which 3 years at international level.

Desirable: Experience in developing countries
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 38.9 % 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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