NATIONAL CONSULTANTS/ SURVEILLANCE OFFICERS (AFRO/14/ROST2)

6 December 2016
 
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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/ROST2
 
Title: National Consultants/ Surveillance Officers
 
Grade: NO-B
 
Contract type: Rosters
 
Duration of contract:  Initially for six months with a possibility of extension
 
Date: 25 April 2014
 
Application Deadline: 30 June 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
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 Expanded program on Immunization ( 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
BSc in health related field
Skills:
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.
Experience:
A minimum of two years of work experience in Public Health with emphasis in surveillance, EPI and/or other child health Programs
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN Official and local languages would be an advantage.
Additional Information:
 Annual remuneration: USD 16,665 Payable in ETB

 Duty station: Ethiopia/Gambella, Somali, Benishangul, Somali other regions

 Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.

 Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.


 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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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Filled

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