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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TASR43
Title: National Professional Officer, Malaria Control and Elimination (MCE) - Position no. 346470
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 29 August 2013
Application Deadline: 12 September 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Khartoum, Sudan
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SUD WHO Representative's Office, Sudan (EM_SUD)
Malaria Control and Elimination (MCE)/Department of Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control (DCD)
The main objective of the National Malaria Control Programme is to contribute to the improvement of the health status by reduction and prevention of morbidity and mortality associated with malaria, and this could be achieved by the expansion of the diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria at health facilities level, to assure the correct management of severe malaria cases, to timely detect and manage epidemics and to select the appropriate preventive measures, this is in addition to the building of the partnership, resource mobilization and contribution in strengthening of health services.

Purpose of the Post:
To provide technical guidance to the health authorities and improve coordination between Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and EMRO to support the National Malaria Control Programme in prevention and control of malaria.

Description of duties:
Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of the WR/Sudan and the overall guidance of the Director of Communicable Diseases, the incumbent will provide technical advice to the Federal as well as the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) in Sudan to: (i) Support the FMOH and SMOHs in integrating malaria services; (ii) Support proper coordination and implementation of Global Fund malaria component; (iii) Follow up, monitor and manage drug and insecticide resistances; (iv) Provide technical assistance to the National Programme for scaling up appropriate responses to malaria.

He/she will also coordinate with the National Malaria Programme and WHO Regional Malaria Control Programme in designing the related guidelines, training packages and the implementation of the interventions.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic reporting on WHO malaria workplans.

2. Provide technical support to national authorities to develop and update the national strategies, policies for malaria control and prevention and malaria free initiatives and assist their implementation.

3. Facilitate the development of a comprehensive system for monitoring and evaluation of malaria control activities including routine malaria surveillance and sentinel surveillance.

4. Analyze malaria epidemiological data and synthesize progress reports towards global and national objectives including annual surveillance report to WHO.

5. Provide support to the national malaria programme for development of proposals for mobilization of resources from Global Funds and other donors.

6. Coordinate the activities on monitoring the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs in Sudan as part of Horn of Africa Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment ( HANMAT).

7. Provide technical support and coordinate human resource development activities, implement and coordinate training programmes and research activities.
Essential: University degree in Medicine.

Desirable: Training on malaria planning and management, and Master's degree in Public Health.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
2) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
3) Producing results.
4) Fostering integration and teamwork.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of public health, mainly malaria disease control, planning and policy development, analyzing data and concise of reports.
- Managerial skills for the development, implementation of malaria-related activities including budget programming.
- Strong professional oral and writing skills in English and Arabic, good report writing and presentations skills.

Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office as well as malaria databases.
Essential: At least 5 years' experience in communicable disease control programmes with expertise in malaria control programme.

Desirable: Experience in working in international organization, knowledge of Global Fund.
Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.
Additional Information:

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.

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
SDG 225,130 at single rate

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

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