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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT473
Title: Regional Adviser, Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) position no. 173202
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  post of limited duration for 2 years
Date: 31 October 2013
Application Deadline: 28 November 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM Eastern Mediterranean (EM) /
EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO)
Director, Health Protection and Promotion (DHP), Child & Adolescent Health (CAH)
Foster national and international efforts to formulate, and scale up implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, strategies, interventions and activities on Child and Adolescent Health and development, including the Integrated Management of Child Health (IMCI) strategy, aiming to further reduce mortality and morbidity from major diseases, promote healthy growth and development of children under five years of age and promote health in adolescents.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To provide guidance and technical support to Member States in changing Child and Adolescent Health (CAH) status in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by enhancing countries' capacity in the development of policies and strategies, planning, implementation and evaluation of CAH programmes.

Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Health Protection and Promotion and the overall guidance of the Director of Programme Management, the incumbent is expected to coordinate work in the CAH unit and provide guidance and technical support to Member States in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating child and adolescent health programmes, with special focus on high burden countries and in line with CAH related regional initiatives.

Summary of Assigned Duties :
- Develop/update and implement evidence-based regional child and adolescent health strategies, including the Integrated Management of Child Health (IMCI) strategy, and prepare regional planning documents and reports
- Coordinate, advise and assist countries in the Region by introducing, adapting, updating and maintaining policies, strategies and guidelines and planning for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of IMCI activities in the area of child and adolescent health.
- Advise and provide technical support to countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region on the development, coordination and management of activities related to child health and adolescent health
- Support the capacity building at regional and country levels for child and adolescent health and development
programmes through training courses, regional consultations, inter-country meetings and workshops; and field visits.
- Provide advice and coordinate development of approaches to child and adolescent health pre-service education at regional level for medical and allied health professional teaching institutions
- Monitor and evaluate activities and services for children and adolescents at different levels, including follow-up after training, surveys and programme reviews; coordinate CAH-related operational research activities at regional and country level
- Actively coordinate efforts with interested partners and agencies in the Region in the areas of child and adolescent health and development and contribute to resource mobilization in these areas
- Contribute to the global efforts in the area of CAH.
- Provide technical guidance, technical support and supervision to WHO country office staff responsible for child and adolescent health in the Region.
Essential: University degree in Medicine and Master's degree in public health and/or paediatrics.

Desirable: Doctorate or equivalent degrees in public health and/or paediatrics
1) Producing results
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way
3) Fostering integration and team work
4) Moving forward in a changing environment
5) Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Skills and Knowledge :
- Advanced knowledge of child and adolescent health and development programmes. Broad knowledge of operational research. Proven skills in management, planning, training, and evaluation. Excellent analytical skills.
- Excellent leadership skills.
- Ability to coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate child and adolescent health programmes.
- Ability to relate and work well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in MS Office and data management
Essential: At least 10 years of combined experience at the national and international levels in management of public health programmes including the area of child and adolescent health.

Desirable: Experience in developing countries and in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating IMCI activities.
Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Arabic or French is desirable
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
- This Vacancy Notice is published in English only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80734.00 at single rate
US$ 86904.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.4 % 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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