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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/PEC/TA92
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 13 September 2013
Application Deadline: 4 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
HQ/SSS Strategy & Surge Support Unit
To eradicate poliomyelitis and complete the interruption of wild poliovirus transmission globally, and to rapidly detect and interrupt any new outbreaks due to vaccine-derived polioviruses.
Description of duties:
1. Support country or sub-regional efforts towards polio eradication, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) diseases control through advice and collaboration with senior level staff in the Ministries of Health (or State or Regional health authorities) in the country or state of assignment.
2. Cooperate with National EPI managers in coordinating donor support, organizing local training and providing technical assistance in planning, monitoring and reporting programme activities.
3. Assist in monitoring laboratory support for polio eradication.
4. Monitor the completeness of reporting and the use of surveillance performance indicators at country, regional and district level.
5. Promote coordination between surveillance and laboratory activities.
6. Develop and apply training, monitoring and evaluation methods and materials.
7. Cooperate with national authorities in charge of training to plan, implement and evaluate training activities at national and local levels in support of polio eradication and Vitamin A supplementation including the adaptation of appropriate supporting training materials to local requirements.
8. To assist with development of plan of action for polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) and mopping up operations, supervise implementation and assist with the preparation of progress reports.
9. Assist with co-ordination and implementation and supervision of supplementary immunization activities including ad-hoc mopping up operations.
10. Assist with estimation of resource requirements both human as well as financial, including preparation of funding proposals and identification of potential field staff.
11. Perform other duties, as may be requested by WHO or national authorities.
Bachelors degree in Medicine or Health Sciences with an advanced university degree in public health or related field.

Technical expertise in public health and disease control.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international level.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Knowing and managing yourself
3. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least 7 years' experience in public health programmes in the areas of immunization, disease control and including a minimum of 3 years experience in field level management of public health programmes in a developing country setting.

5 years' experience in EPI and/or polio eradication.
Expert knowledge of English.

Expert knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Filled

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