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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT476
Title: Medical Officer/Surveillance
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two (2) Years
Date: 4 November 2013
Application Deadline: 25 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization unit: AF_SRC AF Central Sub-Region (AF_SRC) /
AF_COD Democratic Republic of Congo (AF_COD)
To provide technical support to the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to vaccine preventable diseases by establishing and implementing high quality immunisation disease surveillance activities as well as high quality routine and supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) and to promote integration with other health programmes and interventions.

Description of duties:
- Reinforcing planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of immunization operations;
- Contributing to the preparation and implementation of high quality SIAs;
- Strengthening the integrated disease surveillance and response;
- Developing a system to strengthen rapid alert and response to public health emergencies;
- Coordinating the investigation of AFP cases, polio cases, NNT cases, measles and yellow fever outbreaks, meningitis, rotavirus, Hib and PBM cases;
- Building capacity in Routine Immunization and surveillance to reduce large number of unvaccinated children;
- Assisting in organizing creative and innovative integrated Surveillance activities;
- Monitoring and evaluating the impact of Routine Immunization in improving the national coverage of children;
- Undertaking operational research in order to improve Routine Immunization activities, surveillance activities and SIAs quality;
- Analysing data and producing reports and relevant technical documents on Routine Immunization activities, surveillance, SIAs and operational research activities;
- Performing other duties as requested by the WR.

Essential: Medical degree from a recognized university with post-graduate degree in Epidemiology.
Desirable: Training in integrated disease surveillance.

Technical expertise in the area of immunization systems support, logistics of integrated disease surveillance and response, logistics of outbreak and other health emergencies.
Ability to provide leadership, to review and analyze programme data, monitor progress and present results.
Excellent communication, teaching and organizational skills.

Skills in teamwork and proficiency in the use of basic data management software is essential.

Essential: At least seven years of experience with three years in planning, monitoring, evaluating and training in Routine Immunization and integrated disease surveillance.

Desirable: field experience in the implementation of national surveillance and Routine Immunization programmes.

Excellent knowledge of French or English with a good working knowledge of the other.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 59.5 % 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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