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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TA103
Title: Public Health Officer (PD 348623)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  3 months
Date: 7 October 2013
Application Deadline: 28 October 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  El Geneina, Sudan
Organization unit: EM_SUD WHO Representative's Office, Sudan (EM_SUD) /
EM_SDG Sub-Office, Geneina - WDafour (EM_SDG)
Emergency & Humanitarian Aid (EHA)/Department of Programme Managemetn (DPM)
The objectives of tWHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support member states by:
1- Promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisi, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates, emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services;
2- Coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency;
3- Ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled;
4- Revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To strengthen Health Sector Coordination, ensure sectoral leadership, and monitor and report on the health situation and WHO programme implementation.

Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of the EHA Coordinator and the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will interact with West and Central Darfur Ministry of Health and Darfur Regional Authority (if needed) on various health-related emergency preparedness and response and early recovery issues.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
1. Interact with the West and Central Darfur Ministry of Health and Darfur Regional Authority on various health-related emergency preparedness and response and early recovery issues.
2. Plan, coordinate and lead the execution of all health programmes in West and Central Darfuf. Ensure that priority health needs are identified and response and preparedness plans are coordinated with all stakeholders (SMOH/UN/NGOs).
3. As the head of WHO sub-office, supervise a group of technical officers and support staff to manage and deliver WHO activities.
4. Lead and motivate field WHO team including capacity building, performance evaluation and fostering collaborative forms of work.
5. Represent WHO in all related activities and provide the appropriate and necessary inputs and ensure effective participation.
6- To work with inter-clusters/sectors to ensure integrated approach to health in coherent and effective manner.
7. To lead the implementation, strengthening and expansion of the health information system in West and Central Darfur with special focus on Communicable Diseases Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), Health Resource Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS) and Vulnerability Risk Assessment Mapping (VRAM).
Essential: University degree in medicine or a health-related science and master's degree in public health.
Desirable: Post-graduate training courses in advanced epidemiology and biostatistics.
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way;
2. Producing results;
3. Fostering integration and teamwork;
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Good leadership skills
- Knowledge and skills in applied epidemiology and public health
- Effective presentation and writing skills
- Familiarity with health problems in the region
- Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
- Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in multi-cultural environment

Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office
Essential: At least 7 years' combined experience at the national and international levels in management coordination, managing disease outbreaks and other public health events/emergencies.
Desirable: Relevant UN or NGO experience with the responsibility for program delivery in a developing country.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.
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 (this could be the base for rosters).
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
- Other entitlements will be determined based on the length of assignment.

Note: In view of the current security situation, Genaina, Sudan has been declared a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The entitlements will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483.00 at single rate
USD 72467.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 47.1 % 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.

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

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

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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