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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT288
Title: Coordinator EPI and MCH
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two (02) years
Date: 12 July 2013
Application Deadline: 9 August 2013 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Organization unit:
IVD/IST West Africa
To develop national skills in implementing routine and supplemental immunisation and establish an effective disease surveillance system in view of polio eradication, neonatal tetanus elimination and measles elimination.
Description of duties:
1.Develop and reinforce national surveillance system for AFP/EPI, monitor the completeness and effectiveness of reporting and the use of surveillance performance indicators at the district level;
2.Provide information on the progress of the Polio Eradication Initiative and other EPI-related activities to the Regional Advisor VPD/AFRO including:
a.Monthly AFP line list and aggregated surveillance data on measles and neonatal tetanus in the country;
b.Annual incidence of EPI target diseases in the country and routine coverage achieved;
c.Data on supplementary immunization activities carried out in the country;
3.Assist the national authorities in the preparation of quality NIDs and other supplementary immunization activities for disease control;
4.Initiate evaluation of country programmes and assist national authorities to develop national plans of action in relation to requirements of the EPI disease control goals. Review country level surveillance and identify the need for changes in national strategies;
5.Organize and conduct training activities and inter-country meetings to exchange experience within the region.
6.Provide supervisory role for all country IVD staff including performance evaluations.
7.Any other duties assigned by the WHO IST Coordinator.

Essential: Advanced University degree in medicine or doctorate in health sciences.

Desirable: Post graduate training in public health or epidemiology from an internationally recognized school.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels;
Ability to provide leadership, monitor progress and design studies;
Computer skills.
Essential: At least 10 years public health experience of which two years field experience in planning, training, surveillance and implementation of EPI.

Desirable: Technical expertise in public health, epidemiology, disease control and immunization. Experience in Africa would be an asset.
Fluent in French language with a working knowledge of English and some knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US 80,734 at single rate
US 86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 47 % 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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