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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT115
Title: Medical Officer, Strategic Information and Planning
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two(02) years
Date: 29 March 2013
Application Deadline: 26 April 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
To provide support to the 46 Member States in the WHO African Region to develop policies and strategies and build capacity for the delivery of the health response to HIV/AIDS/STIs and other related diseases. This includes rapidly scaling up access to treatment and care services and accelerating prevention, while strengthening health systems.
Description of duties:
1.To provide guidance and technical support for the planning and development of the health sector response to HIV/AIDS/STI, including the preparation of National Strategic Plans, while ensuring that these are integrated into National Health Sector Development Plans;
2.To provide guidance and technical support for monitoring and evaluating of the health sector response to HIV/AIDS/STI, including the development and maintenance of a regional database on progress made by Member States, while ensuring its integration into the African Health Observatory;
3.To provide guidance and technical support for strengthening HIV/AIDS/STI surveillance systems, including the maintenance of a Regional database on the HIV/AIDS/STI situation and trends, while ensuring its integration into the African Health Observatory;
4.To coordinate the preparation of regional reports on the HIV/AIDS/STI situation and trends and progress made in the health sector to HIV/AIDS/STI, and the contributions of the Region to global reports;
5.To work with the AIDS Programme Staff to prepare Biennial Plans, and monitor and report on their implementation, using existing mechanisms such as the preparation of SAM, MTR and BER reports;
6.To contribute to work of the AIDS programme related to operational research;
7.To contribute to the strengthening of partnerships, including coordinating the AIDS Programme's work with the Global Fund;
8.To carry out other duties as requested by the Supervisor.

Essential: Degree in medicine from a recognized university and post graduate degree in public health/epidemiology.

Desirable: Training in the management of health programmes.
Technical expertise in public health and epidemiology, planning, programming management and coordination of health programs, especially on HIV/AIDS. Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels and to train others. Familiarity with key health sector HIV/AIDS interventions, in particular prevention and treatment and care scale up in the African Region.
Essential: At least 10 years experience in epidemiology, planning and coordination of HIV/AIDS interventions or public health programs at country level with at least 5 years experience at international level. Experience in coordination of the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS health sector response programmes in African countries will be an advantage

Desirable: Experiences in capacity building, planning and monitoring and evaluation of health programs.Extensive experience in the implementation of health programs at district, provincial and national level will be an advantage.
Excellent written and verbal skills in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80,734 at single rate
US$ 86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.3 % 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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