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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/SSA6
Title: Consultant - National Professional Officer/Surveillance
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initially for six months with possibility of extension
Date: 11 April 2014
Application Deadline: 25 April 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
To reduce morbidity and mortality by providing immunization against vaccine preventable diseases for all children in the first five years of life and for all women of child-bearing age.
To eradicate poliomyelitis, to eliminate measles, and to eliminate neonatal tetanus.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the EPI Focal Person and in dose collaboration with the central EPI team and the Regional coordinator, the officer will provide technical guidance and will cooperate with the government authorities towards the goals of Polio Eradication, measles elimination and maintaining neonatal tetanus elimination through achieving and maintaining quality surveillance within the framework of integrated disease surveillance and response. In addition, the office will support routine and supplemental immunization activities. The officer will specifically execute the following tasks:

1- Maintains a sensitive active surveillance system in the area of assignment within the framework of IDSR with a special emphasis on Polio eradication, measles elimination and maintaining neonatal tetanus elimination,
2- Provides trainings and technical support for improving routine immunization and surveillance activities
3- Collaborates with the Regional, Zone and Woreda health offices and health workers at health facility level and community level for all surveillance and immunization activities providing regular technical support and feedback
4- Establishes partnerships with health NCO's in the area of assignment particularly in places where access is compromised
5- Monitors surveillance and EPI data regularly and create and implement action plans in areas where data shows gaps or weakness
6- Conducts outbreak investigations whenever there are rumours of cases of confirmed cases; provides feedback to all partners and government counter parts with appropriate formats,
7- Provides technical support to all levels of government structure and with other partners to achieve high quality supplemental immunization activities
8- Submits monthly and needed activity reports to WHO/EPI and the Regional Health Bureau
9- Assists with follow up of timely utilization and retirement of surveillance and immunization funds at every level
10- Carries out any other assignments as assigned by supervisors
- Doctor of Medicine
- Masters in Public Health; PhD in Epidemiology or Public Health is desirable
Technical expertise in public health and epidemiology, ;planning, program management and coordination of health programs, especially as it relates to vaccine preventable diseases and routine immunization; ability to train others; familiarity with key routine and supplemental immunization strategies.
A minimum of Five years of work experience in Public Health with emphasis in surveillance, EPI and/or other child health Programs
Additional Information:
 Annual remuneration: USD 19,331 Payable in ETB

 Duty station: Ethiopia / Various duty station with in Ethiopia

 ( Note! This vacancy announcement is only for Ethiopian Nationals)

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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Vacancy Filled

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