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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/FT327
Title: Technical Officer (346044)
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 29 June 2014
Application Deadline: 28 July 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM Eastern Mediterranean (EM) /
EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO)
Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Department (DCD)/ HIV/AIDS, Stop Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM)
To reduce the burden of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To provide effective coordination and guidance to Member States to grant access for the entire population to intervene in the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Organizational Context:
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and general guidance of the Director, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Department. He/She will work closely with the 3 HTM technical units (HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases, Stop Tuberculosis, Malaria control and elimination to ensure coordination between them and the GF portfolio manager, in managing country grants. He/she will work as well with all DCD technical units to provide required technical advice in the areas of advocacy and communication. He/she will assist the technical units concerned with Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) to implement EMRO/TDR small grant scheme.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

- Guide the Member States by providing information related to Global Fund policies and decisions of the Global Fund Board and Secretariat.

- Facilitate the preparation of Global Fund regional meetings, workshops as well as briefings needed for the Regional Committee Meeting by communicating with facilitators, finalizing the programme, etc, as needed.

- Assist technical units in administrating Tropical Disease Research (TDR), EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme including: preparation of call for applications as well as updating EMRO/TDR database.

- Assist in conducting Tropical Disease Research Selection Committee meetings through communicating with the related technical committee members and ensuring their availability, preparing the background documents, communicating with winning researchers, etc), drafting contracts with winning researchers (Technical Service Agreements), following up on project implementation and dissemination of research results including summaries of final reports.

- Develop and disseminate DCD annual and/or biennial reports, quarterly DCD newsletter as well as any other information product related to the Department of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control at the Regional Office.
- University degree in Medicine or any health related field.

- Training in research, communications or journalism.
- Experience in Tropical Diseases, Public Health or relevant fields.
Competencies (WHO Global competencies model at):
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way.
2. Fostering integration and team work.
3. Producing results.
4. Moving forward in a changing environment.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Good presentation and writing skills.
- Knowledge of global public health issues, particularly communicable diseases.
- Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision and in changing environments.
- Knowledge of the Global Fund policy and measurements.
- Knowledge of Global Fund and Tropical Disease Research.

Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office.
- At least 2 years of relevant experience in Communicable Diseases, or Tropical Diseases or Public Health.

- Experience with Global Fund matters related to support to AIDS, TB & Malaria.
- Working experience in the areas of AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Excellent knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
- Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 46819.00 at single rate
US$ 49916.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 36.3 % 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.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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