TECHNICAL OFFICER (TB) (WPRO/13/TASR8)

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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/TASR8
 
Title: Technical Officer (TB)
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
 
Duration of contract:  22 months
 
Date: 21 January 2013
 
Application Deadline: 11 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Honiara, Solomon Islands
 
Organization unit: WP_SLB Solomon Islands (WP_SLB) /
WP_SB3 Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP_SB3)
Sto TB and Leprosy Elimination
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To expand the implementation of the Stop TB strategy and strengthen disease control by: applying effective strategies and policies, including those related to co-infection and multi-drug resistance; increasing the involvement of communities, health-care providers, nongovernmental organizations and corporate partners, through increased country support and strong partnerships; and to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Description of duties:
In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative in Solomon Islands and technical backstopping from WHO South Pacific and Regional colleagues, the incumbent will perform the following duties and functions:

1. Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and provincial health authorities with the aim of strengthening the national capacity for control of tuberculosis and leprosy as well as strengthening health system;
2. Assist the Government of Solomon Islands in the preparation of comprehensive plans for implementation of the Stop TB Strategy, including providing technical assistance to planning for Global Fund-supported activities;
3. Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of technical guidelines, training materials and implementation tools for tuberculosis control in line with international guidelines and best practices;
4. Assist the national and provincial governments to introduce and scale-up Multi Drug-Resistant TB activities and TB/HIV collaborative activities, including design and implementation of surveillance, training, monitoring and supervision;
5. Work with the national tuberculosis programme to organize, conduct and evaluate training on control of tuberculosis, leprosy and health system strengthening in collaboration with partners and other WHO colleagues;
6. Provide support to strengthening the management capacity of the tuberculosis programme at national and subnational levels, including the strengthening of supervision and implementing quality assurance programmes;
7. Assist in the implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the national tuberculosis programme, including activities supported by the Global Fund;
8. Collaborate with the Ministry of Health, the international agencies and other partners in the estimation, tender procedures, procurement, distribution and quality assurance of anti-tuberculosis medicines, laboratory commodities and supplies, etc.;
9. Work with the national tuberculosis programme to promote and expand the partnerships for TB control, including the involvement of local partners (e.g., faith-based organization and private sector) based on Stop TB strategy;
10. Advise the Ministry of Health on operational research needs and assist to implement operational research as required;
11. Provide support to identifying and implementing cross-cutting activities, that strengthens the TB control programme and related health systems elements, in particular the integration of laboratory and surveillance activities and the development of human resource development plan for TB;
12. Perform other duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
University degree in medicine or public health from a recognized university with a post graduate degree in public health is essential. Training in TB Laboratory work and/or in surveillance monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
Skills:
Knowledge of the specific or technical area of public health;

Ability to contribute to the development of norms and standards, as well as training materials;

Capacity to plan and conduct operational activities with political and technical elements.

Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.

Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to member States.

Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Experience:
Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experiences including experience at the international level and planning and implementing TB programmes at national and sub national levels in developing countries is essential. Technical support to implementing Global Fund grants is desirable.
Languages:
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67 483 at single rate
USD72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.1 % 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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