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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/TASR16
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 3 April 2014
Application Deadline: 17 April 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization unit: WPCO Countries (WP_ACO) /
WP_KHM Cambodia (WP_KHM)
WP_KH Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response
To support the efforts of Member States to prepare for and handle health emergencies and disasters, by leading intersectoral collaboration efforts, and by providing technical support in the areas of programme planning, capacity building, risk management and mitigation, and recovery / rehabilitation efforts.
Description of duties:
1. To provide technical advice to the government in further developing Applied Epidemiology Training in Cambodia
2. To support capacity building strategies by providing course materials and supervising trainees of Applied Epidemiology Training in Cambodia
3. To advise on human health epidemiology for Veterinary Epidemiology Training and supervise trainees of the programme
4. To identify needs for technical assistance and to work with Ministry of Health (MoH) and other WHO staff to strengthen core capacity in national communicable diseases surveillances, risk assessment and response to ensure MoH can meet APSED 2010 and IHR 2005 requirements
5. To provide technical advice to the government and collaborate with partners in influenza and respiratory disease surveillance, and pandemic preparedness and response
6. To assist in the joint MoH - WHO investigation and response to communicable disease outbreaks and unusual health events in Cambodia as the need arises
7. To analyze and interpret epidemiological information and share with partners
8. To assist in any other tasks as instructed by WHO Representative   
Essential: University degree in health or social science with postgraduate degree in epidemiology or public health from a recognized university.
Desirable: Completed a course in Field Epidemiology Training Programme.
1. Broad knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques in public health and epidemiology.
2. Significant knowledge and skills in communicable disease control, including teaching and advisory techniques.
3. Ability to develop plans, organize resources and take actions to ensure objectives are achieved within realistic timeframes.
4. Very good interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
5. Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Essential: Minimum seven years' work experience in epidemiology and /or public health and Field Epidemiology Training Programme, including experience at international level.
Desirable: Experience in managing Field Epidemiology Training Programme or modified Field Epidemiology Training in developing countries.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67 611 at single rate
USD 72 605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 28.4 % 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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