MEDICAL OFFICER, MALARIA PROGRAMME FOCAL POINT/IST (AFRO/13/FT344)

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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT344
 
Title: Medical Officer, Malaria Programme Focal Point/IST
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two (02) years
 
Date: 19 August 2013
 
Application Deadline: 16 September 2013 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
 
Duty Station:  Harare, Zimbabwe
 
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
East and Southern Africa Sub-region
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria in the African region.
Description of duties:
Working towards the achievement of MDGs goals and under the direct supervision of the IST Coordinator, the incumbent's duties shall be to:

1.Facilitate the work of the members of Malaria Programme at IST-ESA level;
2.Develop the programme of work related to the Programmes and Strategic Objectives and ensure its implementation according to plan
3.Conduct implementation of the agreed IST-ESA Malaria Programme of work;
4.Work closely with the Malaria programme of members to ensure implementation at the IST-ESA level;
5.Work closely with other Programmes to ensure comprehensive and integrated technical support to countries within strengthened health systems;
6.Work under the policy and normative guidance of the Regional Programme Manager;
7.Act as first level supervisor of the support staff within the programme;
8.Perform any other duties within his/her competence as may be directed by the IST-ESA Coordinator.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Medical degree from a recognized Institution;
Postgraduate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Tropical Diseases.

Desirable: Diploma in Malaria Control will be an asset

Skills:
Proven experience in working with multi-disciplinary and multi national teams. Five years of practical experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating disease prevention and control activities at central level. Excellent knowledge of the strategies for prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Proven competency in modern training skills and/or epidemiological surveillance and research.
Experience in working with various partners from multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as NGOs.
Experience:
Essential: At least Seven (7) years of practical experience in planning , implementing, monitoring and evaluating disease prevention and control activities at central level. Excellent knowledge of the strategies for prevention and control of surveillance and research. Experience in working with various partners from multilateral and bilateral agencies as well as NGOs.

Desirable: Working with WHO is an asset.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English or French with working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese will be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,483 at single rate
US$ 72,467 with primary dependants

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

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