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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT205
Title: Technical Officer - iCCM/MAL
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years (02)
Date: 22 May 2013
Application Deadline: 19 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
To contribute to the reduction of childhood mortality in the country through provision of quality technical support to DRC.

Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WR and of the project leader of RAcE2015, the incumbent will :

1. Support roll-out of iCCM in DRC and its timely implementation in the context of the RAcE2015 project, in liaison with WCO, IST, RO and HQ teams;
2. Facilitate the development of an iCCM policy in DRC in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and development partners to inform policy development in the African region;
3. Provide technical assistance to the grantee to develop a country implementation plan for RAcE2015 in DRC within the context of national disease control plans, in collaboration with the national Ministry of Health, WHO and partners;
3. Provide technical assistance to the grantee to develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and data collection tools for RAcE2015 in collaboration with project staff and assist in the timely and high-quality collection of M&E indicators as required by the RAcE2015 grant agreement;
4. Provide support for capacity building in relation to iCCM through training, supervision and mentoring;
5. Ensure the liaison between the RAcE2015 grantee, WHO and the Ministry of Health to ensure implementation of the RAcE2015 intervention as an integral part of government health services;
6. Supervise the implementation of the RAcE2015 country workplan by the grantee, with a particular focus on M&E grant requirements and production of reports to the donor agency;
7. Ensure compliance with WHO financial accountability and standards.

Essential: Degree in medicine, with post graduate degree in epidemiology or public health

Desirable: Certificate or diploma in malaria control or childhood diseases would be an advantage.

- Knowledge in public health problems, in M&E methods and tools, knowledge of tropical diseases, of childhood diseases;
- Technical competence in Malaria and childhood diseases with skills in developing national implementation plans, especially for the treatment policy;
- Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, able to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain high standards of personal conduct; able to initiate and maintain policy dialogue with partners;
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work under pressure;
- Negotiation and facilitation skills;
- Proposal development skills.

Good computer skills including standard MS-Office and internet applications.

Essential: At least seven years of experience in the field of communicable or childhood disease prevention and control especially in community based management and monitoring and evaluation in developing countries.

Desirable: Experience in WHO and/or an international organization/institutions. Five years of experience in providing technical support to countries in the African Region in the planning and implementation of M&E and disease control activities is preferred.

Excellent knowledge of French with a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of Portuguese is an asset.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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