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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT272
Title: National Programme Officer, Tuberculosis (PD 346408 in Baghdad; 346409 in Erbil)
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for two years
Date: 2 July 2013
Application Deadline: 30 July 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_IRQ WHO Representative's Office, Iraq (EM_IRQ)
Stop Tiberculosis (STB)/Division of Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control (DCD)
The overall objective of the TB Control is to reduce mortality, morbidity and transmission of TB until it no longer poses a threat to public health. To achieve the stated objective, STB unit promotes implementation of the STOP TB Strategy by the health system of Iraq. Moreover, the STB unit in Iraq supports the implementation of the large grant from the GFATM Round 9 Phase 2 for the years 2013-2015 as one of the main Sub-Recipients of the Grant in the area of capacity development of laboratories, drug management, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of the program and impact measurement through special studies and researches, MDR-TB diagnostics and treatment, TB care in prisons and among IDP/Refugee population in Iraq.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To promote and facilitate the implementation of the STOP TB strategy in Iraq, through effective coordination and partnership with all national and international partners relevant to TB Control in Iraq.

Organizational Context:
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of STB Medical Officer and overall guidance of WHO Representative Iraq and will be based in Erbil or Baghdad, Iraq and mainly be responsible for 3 Northern Governorates of Kurdistan Regional Government. He/she will work closely with the Ministry of Health of KRG and other ministries and partners for both developing and also implementing country specific TB Control policy, strategy and guiding documents. The incumbent will exercise decisions regarding executing his/her duties specified below, particularly developing work plans, and supporting implementation of different elements of STOP TB Strategy. He/she will act as a focal point at WHO Iraq with UNDP as the PR of the Round R9/Phase 2 and other institutional collaborators as SSR's to WHO.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. To provide technical support and to promote best practices that enable effective prevention of TB among target population; facilitation of knowledge sharing and flow of experience among all stakeholders.
2. To maintain close relations with national authorities, other stakeholders to ensure optimum impact as well as participation and ownership by National authorities in TB Control.
3. To support the National M&E system for TB in liaison with NTP, WHO, UNDP M&E Officers through development and utilization of national database, reviewing of reports submitted by DOTS centres and TBMUs.
4. To conduct visits to TB centres and SSRs sites and provide feedback of project activities and its appropriateness against the project work plan, identify bottlenecks and propose solutions to reach adequate decisions.
5. To facilitate the implementation of GF grant activities in coordination with the National TB control program, UNDP (as a Principle Recipient), Country Coordination Mechanism Iraq (CCM) and other involved parties.
6. To support the overall management and supervision of the implementation of the TB control program.
Essential: University Degree in Medicine.

Desirable: Master Degree in Public Health, health sciences or related field.
1. Producing Results;
2. Fostering Integration and Teamwork;
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Good communication, negotiation and management skills.
- Ability to operate within a close team working environment, producing multiple outputs and meeting tough deadlines.
- Ability to work under pressure, with limited supervision.
- Knowledge of public health and health administration.
- Knowledge of the UN system , WHO policies, rules and regulations.

Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS office
Essential: At least 2 years work experience in the area of public health, infectious diseases or related field.

Desirable: Working experience with government of Iraq, private health sector, international organizations, and donors; experience with WHO is advantage.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
Additional Information:
- Only nationals of the country will be considered for this position.
- 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 base for rosters).
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 35578.00 at single rate
USD 35578.00 with primary dependants

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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