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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/TASR53
Title: Medical Officer - Tuberculosis (PD 345677)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  Temporary position for six months
Date: 16 December 2012
Application Deadline: 6 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Sana'a, Yemen
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_YEM WHO Representative's Office, Yemen (EM_YEM)
Stop Tuberculosis (STB) / Division of Control of Communicable Diseases (DCD)
The overall objective of tuberculosis (TB) control is to reduce the mortality, morbidity and transmission of TB until it no longer poses a threat to public health. To achieve the stated objectives, the Stop TB (STB) unit promotes using the Stop TB Strategy by the health systems of the countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). STB consequently supports the countries of EMR in developing effective TB control through adopting the Stop TB Strategy.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To promote the proper implementation of the Stop TB Strategy through effective partnerships with all national and international actors relevant to TB control in Yemen.

Organizational Context:
The Medical Officer will work under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative in Yemen, and the overall guidance of the Director of Control of Communicable Diseases in the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and the technical guidance of the Regional Advisor of the STB unit. The incumbent will be responsible for following up with the implementation of TB control activities in WHO, Yemen, an addition to following up on the implementation of the Global Fund (GF) grant for TB. He/she will provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and other partners for both developing and implementing country specific TB control policies and strategies in line with the Stop TB Strategy. The Medical Officer will exercise independent decision making regarding executing the duties specified below, particularly for the country's adoption of the Stop TB Strategy, developing the national work plan, and supporting the implementation of different elements of the strategy. He/she will be able to provide innovative solutions to the field problems in line with the strategy, lead the programme team, provide close monitoring and evaluation support to ensure high quality of implementation, and to create opportunities for programme expansion through promoting the Stop TB Strategy components with all possible partners.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative of Yemen, and the overall guidance of the Director of Control of Communicable Diseases, the incumbent will ensure effectiveness of TB programme services as follows:
1. Develop country specific TB strategy and policy in line with the Stop TB Strategy.
2. Develop a national work plan of action to implement the TB strategy.
3. Provide technical expert advice and support to the Ministry of Health and other partners such as international organizations and Non-Government Organizations for the implementation of the Stop TB Strategy in Yemen.
4. Provide technical support and monitor the implementation of TB control activities that is supported by a GF grant where WHO is the sub-receipient.
5. Develop creative monitoring and evaluation tools including supervisory activities to ensure high quality of services.
6. Technically support the establishment and strengthening of the logistics network for TB control for proper drug and other supplies management.
7. Technically support the expansion of the TB laboratory network with quality assurance system.
8. Promote and coordinate involving private public mix in TB control, Multi-Drug Resistance management, joint TB/HIV activities, and operational research for TB.
Essential: University degree in medicine and a master's degree in public health or other health-related fields.
1. communicating in a credible and effective way
2. producing results
3. moving forward in a changing environment
4. fostering integration and teamwork
5. respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent knowledge and skills in managing TB control programme in high and moderate burden countries and in a complex emergency.
- Skills in promoting innovative solutions to field challenges.
- Good skills and experience in team management.
- Proposal writing skills.

Other Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Essential: At least 7 years of experience combined at national and international levels in the field of TB control including principles, methodologies, techniques and practices in TB control and communicable diseases.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Arabic.
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.

Note: In view of the current security situation, Yemen has been declared a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The entitlements will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67483.00 USD at single rate
72467.00 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 34.2 % 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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