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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT42
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two(02) years
Date: 4 February 2014
Application Deadline: 4 March 2014 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit:
To contribute to the reduction of health and social burden related to alcohol and other psychoactive substances in the WHO African Region. Guidance and support are provided to Member States on the development and implementation of policies and programmes for prevention and control of psychoactive substance use/abuse (alcohol and other drugs), including the recently approved regional strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol in the African Region; improve the capacity of Member States for surveillance and for evidence-based prevention and treatment; and to develop or reinforce collaboration, partnerships, networks at country, regional and with other UN agencies and institutions.
Description of duties:
1) Strengthen regional capacity in the area of substance abuse;
2) Contribute and support development of a regional program for reducing harmful use of alcohol and other substances and associated public health consequences;
3) Review studies and support research carried out in the Region in the area of harmful use of alcohol and other substances and disseminate those that are most useful;
4) Collect, review and select tools and training materials developed by WHO focusing on data collection, evaluation and treatment of substance related harm;
5) Contribute to provide support and guidance to selected countries in the development of national policy and strategic plans and programs related to alcohol and drugs at country level;
6) Collaborate with network of experts and other partners, NGOs, and UNODC on harmful use of alcohol and other substance abuse issues.
An Advanced Degree in Public Health, Psychology or other Behavioral Sciences.

Degree or postgraduate degree in Public Health from a recognized University.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and constructively with people of different backgrounds and orientations at country, regional and global levels; Ability to manage psychoactive substances harmful use disorders, including those in relation with HIV/AIDS at regional and country level.

Seven years experience in alcohol and substance use prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation at community level.

Experience in Programme and Policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation related to psychoactive substances including alcohol and HIV/AIDS.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and a working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,395 at single rate
US$ 72,373 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.3 % 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.

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