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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT74
Title: National Programme Officer (Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response)
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 17 February 2014
Application Deadline: 10 March 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Beijing, China
Organization unit: WPCO Countries (WP_ACO) /
WP/ESR Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response
To promote and support the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED 2010) activities under the International Health Regulations (IHR) in China; to develop the culture of increased communication and cooperation on IHR issues between the WHO and the Ministry of Health, China; and to manage within Country Office emergency events.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision and technical guidance of the Medical Officer (Emerging Infectious Diseases) and the WHO Representative, China, the incumbent performs the following duties:

1. Coordinates day-to-day operations of projects supported by Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response (ESR) team, including APSED, food safety and public health emergencies.
2. Develops the preparation of programme workplans for entry into the Global Management System (GSM) and in its monitoring and updating.
3. Organizes and leads in meetings as may be required, between WHO and National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) or other Chinese Institutions on issues related to planning, implementation and coordination, and prepares notes of such meetings, if necessary.
4. Collects information and other material as needed; analyses, evaluates and prepares reports or briefing materials on programme related activities for dissemination within WHO and to relevant partners.
5. Liaises with NHFPC, other ministries and government agencies and work closely with relevant national and provincial technical staff to facilitate information exchanges between WHO and China.
6. Assists with the implementation of various programme activities, such as recruitment of short-term consultants, processing of local costs, Agreements for Performance of Work (APWs), Direct Financial Cooperation (DFC), procurement of project supplies and equipment, organizing training workshops and seminars, and prepares related communications.
7. Supports and facilitates with other team members on cross-cutting issues.
8. Certifies budgets (cost estimate submitted by partners), monitors project financial status and coordinates with other operational units as required.
9. Assists in the identification of training needs and other weakness, and recommends any adjustments.
10. Assists the team leader in managing emergency events within Country Office.
11. Provides technical support to Chinese health departments when appropriate.
12. Performs other related duties, as required.
University degree in medicine, public health or other health related sciences from a recognized university. Postgraduate degree in public health or epidemiology is preferred.
Knowledge in programme planning, project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of communicable diseases. Ability to draft correspondence and prepare documentation and reports in a concise and accurate manner. Ability to work under short deadlines. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Computer skills in data analysis, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
At least five years' experience in public health programme management and emergencies. Work experience in WHO or other UN organizations. Experience in International Health Regulations (IHR) mechanism and knowledge of Chinese national institutions is an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Mandarin.
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
CNY 449 269 at single rate
CNY 449 269 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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