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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/TASR29
Title: Technical Officer (Surveillance Data Management)
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 23 June 2014
Application Deadline: 14 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP/DSE Health Security and Emergencies (WP/DSE) /
WP/ESR Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response (WP/ESR)
The objective of the Emerging Disease Surveillance and Response (ESR) unit is the implementation of the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) and the newly revised International Health Regulations (2005), pandemic influenza preparedness and planning, rapid response and containment for pandemic influenza, regional collaboration and partnerships, challenges and priorities at the WHO country levels.
Description of duties:
Under the direction of the Team Leader, Emerging Diseases Surveillance and Response (ESR):

1. Maintains regional indicator-based and event-based surveillance to facilitate information sharing among Member States for better preparedness and response;

2. Supervises fellows of the WPRO FETP Fellowship Training Programme to maintain the system of epidemiological data and consolidates and analyzes the collected data for early detection of and appropriate action during outbreak;

3. Maintains and upgrades stored surveillance data handled by ESR;

4. Contributes to technical assistance provided by ESR team to countries in the development and evaluation of national surveillance and response systems;

5. Supports FET/FETP in the Region for gender sensitive indicator-based surveillance system development;

6. Serves as an International Health Regulations (IHR) duty officer in accordance with the standard protocol; and

7. Undertakes related duties as assigned by the Team Leader, ESR.
University degree in health science, public health, epidemiology or related field from a recognized institution is essential. Postgraduate studies or training in epidemiology or public health an advantage.
Good management skills. Ability to deal diplomatically with senior level national counterparts. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Working knowledge in the use of database, spreadsheet and basic statistical programmes.

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. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Minimum of two years experience in epidemiology or public health. Work experience in an international organization and field experience on controlling emerging infectious diseases an advantage. Experience in supervision of surveillance fellows/trainees in an international organization is desirable.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 46 819 at single rate
USD 49 916 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 50.3 % 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.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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