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Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO-13-03
Title: Regional Adviser - Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases Control (VBN)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 22 March 2013
Application Deadline: 21 April 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
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/VBN Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases Control
In collaboration with Member countries, international and bilateral organizations and NGOs to reduce major vector borne diseases through strengthening the capacity of the Member States.

To reduce burden of major vector borne diseases including Dengue/Dengue Haemorrahagic Fever, Lymphatic Filariasis, Leishmaniasis, Japanese Encephalitis.

To prevent and control disease vectors, intermediate hosts and animal reservoirs responsible for the transmission of major vector borne diseases.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases:

1 .Plan and develop methodologies and evaluate the activities of the regional programme on the basis of the Regional Director's priorities and policies and ensure close cooperation with other related areas.

2. Ensure coordination and exchange of information with headquarters, other regional offices, health ministries, other organizations etc.

3. Participate with national authorities, non-government organizations and international organizations to formulate the regional and country health programmes and to develop plans and activities to implement programme activities of the Department; advise the Regional Director on the identification of priorities and action plans to meet objectives of the Department's programmes.

4. Administer support to regional and country activities by providing advice and guidance to consultants and colleagues and by making recommendations on the selection of supplies and equipment.

5. Mobilize extra-budgetary resources to meet the programme needs which enhance the programme implementation.

6. Promote and coordinate the activities of international, bilateral and voluntary agencies in the delivery of the programme, advise and assist national authorities in identifying training needs and in organizing national and regional educational activities.

7. Promote the development of research programmes by encouraging the application of appropriate research methods, ensuring collection and distribution of research information, formulating protocols and scrutinizing research proposals for funding, advising on relevance and technical aspects of their design.

8. Exercise delegated authority to approve exceptions to the established methodology, e.g. interpret the Organization's policies with respect to difficult and complex cases.

9. Perform any other related work as required and as may be assigned by the Supervisors.  
Graduate in medical or health-related fields from a recognized University with postgraduate degree in public health.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a wide range of public health issues. Sound knowledge of the principles and practice of vector borne diseases and their control.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Computer literacy, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software


1. Producing Results
2. Communicating in a Credible and effective way
3. Ensuring effective use of resources
4. Building and promoting partnerships across organization and beyond
5. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
At least ten years of experience including five (5) years of international experience in major vector borne disease control programme.
Excellent knowledge of English
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80,734 at single rate
US$ 86, 904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 36.1 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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