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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT376
Title: Team Leader (Stop TB & Leprosy Elimination)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 9 September 2013
Application Deadline: 30 September 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit:
To expand the implementation of the Stop TB / Malaria - Vectorborne and Parasitic (including Dengue and Neglected Tropical Diseases) strategy and strengthen disease control by: applying effective strategies and policies, including those related to co-infection and multi-drug resistance; increasing the involvement of communities, health-care providers, nongovernmental organizations and corporate partners, through increased country support and strong partnerships; and to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Description of duties:
1. Develop and evaluate the Region's programme on tuberculosis and leprosy control, providing advice to the Regional Director on priorities and ensuring close cooperation with other related areas such as managerial process for national health development, health service research and human resources development. Based on the assessment of regional needs, this includes preparation of budget proposals, evaluation of methodology and routine and special reports and documents.

2. Participate with national authorities in developing plans and activities to strengthen tuberculosis and leprosy control programmes based on primary health care. This involves:

 collaborating and giving advice in analysis of the leprosy and tuberculosis situation, resources, definition of priorities, development of projects, identification of potential areas for WHO support and monitoring activities.
 identifying and developing sources of funding.
 providing technical direction to field staff and consultants.

3. Administer support to regional and country activities, such as:

 Maintain/develop contacts to identify candidates and sources of recruitment for staff and consultants and attend to administrative matters related to recruitment;
 Make recommendations on the selection of supplies and equipment;
 Provide administrative and technical advice and support to staff and consultants.

4. Collaborate in training programmes for tuberculosis and leprosy control workers, and plan and manage workshop and seminars for training and/or exchange of information in the programme. Collaborate on curricula development and training materials and on fellowship placements.

5. Undertake related duties as required, such as:

 promote the development of research programmes and capabilities;
 participate in technical meetings as representative of WHO;
 establish and maintain good working relations within the organization and with international and national organizations as well as with institutions as appropriate;
 act for another regional staff member when necessary.
University degree in Medicine with postgraduate degree in public health from a recognized medical university are essential. Training in epidemiology is an advantage. Doctorate degree in relevant field is desirable.
 Broad expertise and experience in the field of tuberculosis control and leprosy elimination in the wider context of public health and the global and regional AID environment
 Disease specific expertise should include epidemiology, surveillance, disease control strategies, updated knowledge of new tools and global and regional strategy development on tuberculosis and leprosy
 Knowledge of and experience with programmatic realities at country level
 Recognized leadership skills within the TB and leprosy community in Asia-Pacific region
 Proven experience with resource mobilization and financial management
 Proven ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural context
 Proven ability to work with key donors, technical partners and civil society at global, regional and country level.
 Proven ability to balance internal and external tasks in both administrative and technical contexts.
 Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.

1. Fostering integration and teamwork
2. Setting an example
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
5. Driving WHO to a successful future
Minimum of 10 years experience in clinical tuberculosis and field project involving tuberculosis epidemiology at peripheral and central levels, including management, implementation and evaluation functions is essential. Familiarity with socio-cultural aspects in developing countries of Asia-Pacific region as they affect implementation of TB control strategies is required. Relevant experience at international level and experience in leprosy control programmes are a must. WHO experience and work or consultancy experience at regional level is desirable. Publications on TB in peer reviewed scientific journals is an advantage.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD80 734 at single rate
USD86 904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 59.1 % 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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