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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT198
Title: Medical Officer, Disease Prevention & Control (DPC)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year (renewable)
Date: 20 May 2013
Application Deadline: 17 June 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Luanda, Angola
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
To contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by the major communicable and non-communicable diseases, through supporting strengthening of surveillance, epidemic preparedness and response, prevention and control programmes. The support will be guided towards the attainment of the support targets as defined in the Global, Regional Commitments and National Goals (MDGs, Abuja Declaration, National Integrated Disease Surveillance and response plan, International health regulation, National Revitalization of health sector plan, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), among others).

Description of duties:
1. Support country efforts in epidemic and outbreak preparedness and response, working in close collaboration with the Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance, the National Institute of Public Health, the National Laboratory of Public Health and with the various national stakeholders and other partners;
2. Provide technical support in the development/review of policies, strategic plans and guidelines on epidemic preparedness and response and communicable disease surveillance and control;
3. Provide support to the Ministry of Health and partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions related to surveillance, prevention and control of major communicable and non-communicable diseases;
4. Promote and support the strengthening/setting up of Integrated Disease Surveillance for communicable diseases, collaborating with relevant programme officers in WHO and facilitating the involvement of relevant Department of Health programme officials;
5. Provide technical support to capacity building on disease surveillance through in-service and pre-service training, with emphasis on municipality and health facility levels;
6. Support national reporting of disease outbreaks in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005);
7. Advise on the identification and conduct of research and utilisation of research findings;
8. Carry out any other activities as assigned by the WHO Country Representative.

Essential: Degree in Medicine with post-graduate degree in Public Health or Epidemiology.

Desirable: Masters in Public Health.

- Sound knowledge of the principles, practice, methodology and techniques in public health, epidemiology, communicable disease surveillance and control;
- Ability to collect, analyse and utilise routine data for programme monitoring and evaluation;
- Ability to design studies and surveys, monitor progress, analyse data and write concise reports;
- Familiarity with Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response an advantage;
- Skills in programme and proposal development, project management and promotion of national capacities;
- Excellent computer skills and proficiency at the use of word processing and data analysis programmes.

Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, and database processing).

Essential: At least 7 years of experience in public health and disease control programmes at national and international levels.

Desirable: Proven experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of major disease control programmes.

Excellent knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish or Italian. Fluency in other WHO official language (French or English) is an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 83.1 % 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.

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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