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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TA35
Title: Technical Officer, Road Traffic Injury Prevention (Position 346192)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 Months
Date: 8 April 2013
Application Deadline: 1 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO) /
EM/DHP Division of Health Protection and Promotion (EM/DHP)
Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HLP)
Purpose of the Post:

To manage and supervise follow-up activities related to the 2013 Global status report on road safety in the Eastern Mediterranean Region including the production and launch of Regional and country documents and other tasks listed below.

Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity (Overview of the programme):

The Injury Prevention Programme aims to support the development of science-based multidisciplinary policies and action plans for injury prevention and control through awareness-raising, enhancing data collection and information dissemination, capacity building and provision of trauma care, rehabilitation and other services. A comprehensive overview is needed of what is known about the magnitude of the problem, risk factors, impact of road traffic injuries and the ways to prevent and reduce the adverse impact of road crashes.

Organizational Context:

Under the direct supervision of TO (Injuries, Violence and Disabilities) and the general guidance of Director of Health Protection and Promotion, the incumbent will support Member States to follow-up on activities related to the GSRRS2 in coordination with WHO Country Offices.
Description of duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. To provide evidence base for developing regional and country level road safety policy documents and plans, based on the Global status report on road safety 2013.

2. To consolidate and finalize a strategic framework of action on road traffic injury prevention based on the recommendations of the Global and regional status reports on road safety 2013 and monitor its implementation, as needed.

3. To provide analytical inputs for presentation of regional road safety data in related high-level forums.

4. To monitor and document road safety efforts from all Member Countries of the Region in 2013.

5. To oversee the translation, review, production and launch of the Arabic version of the global and regional status reports on road safety 2013.

6. To monitor the road safety reporting by regional media.

7. To define training needs, review and design training plans and packages on road safety management including data issues as well as conducting training and building capacity of national experts, as needed.
Essential: University degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field.

1) Producing results
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Fostering integration and teamwork

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of different aspects of injury prevention particularly road traffic injuries in the EMR.

Familiarity with the goals and procedures of international organizations (UN system, donors, NGOs).

Ability to coordinate, plan and implement projects, effectively monitor and analyse data and present results.

Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work on time.

Other Skills:

Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential: At least five years' combined experience at national and international levels in the area of injury prevention (particularly road traffic injuries) including programme planning, monitoring, evaluation, and training.

Desirable: Working experience in low and middle income countries.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic an asset.
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 basis for rosters).

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.

This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56,091 at single rate
US$60,091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.4 % 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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