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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT340
Title: Medical Officer, Malaria, other Vectorborne and Parasitic Diseases
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 3 July 2014
Application Deadline: 24 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Organization unit: WP_LAO Lao People's Democratic Republic (WP_LAO) /
WP_LA3 Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP_LA3)
MVP Malaria, other Vectorborne and Parasitic Diseases
To expand the implementation of the Malaria - Vectorborne and Parasitic (including Dengue and Neglected Tropical Diseases) strategy and strengthen disease control by: applying effective strategies and policies, including those related to co-infection and multi-drug resistance; increasing the involvement of communities, health-care providers, nongovernmental organizations and corporate partners, through increased country support and strong partnerships; and to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Description of duties:
1. Provides technical support in programme management by working with counterparts in the preparation of work plans, action plans, budgets, procurement specifications and reports as required by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria(GFATM), covering the following functions:
a. Conducts therapeutic efficacy studies for the monitoring of resistance to antimalarial drugs, and for the review of national malaria treatment policies and the eventual update of these guidelines;
b. Implements malaria Village Health Worker (VMW) activities for early and correct diagnosis and treatment (EDAT) of malaria, including monitoring & evaluation, and establish innovative village-based interventions in malaria endemic vulnerable communities that are currently under-served;
c. Strengthens epidemiological surveillance through periodic re-mapping and re-stratification of malaria which involves collaboration with both government and private development projects;
d. Works on the improvement of the national malaria information system, in cooperation with the national health information system (HIS);
e. In coordination with the Global Fund Malaria Technical Working Group (TWG), develops guidelines/SOPs and ensures their implementation at central and provincial levels;
f. Implements a Public-Private Mix (PPM) for malaria control service delivery;
g. Provides guidance to technical partners for entomological surveillance and related activities, and conducts nationwide malaria surveys and other relevant operational researches and evaluations;
h. Implements malaria control service delivery through and in collaboration with the Child Health/EPI Programmes;
i. Collaborates with relevant programmes to strengthen the supply and management of antimalarial medicines and related commodities, including drug quality monitoring and combating counterfeit medicines.

2. Provides technical support for coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of malaria control activities including those supported by GFATM;

3. Participates in the control of neglected tropical diseases, including prevention and clinical management of dengue and support to soil−transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis control activities.

4. Involve other stakeholders such as INGO and NGO in the MVP response.
Degree in medicine from a recognized university with post-graduate degree or training in public health or epidemiology or tropical medicine. Training in malaria and other communicable diseases control, surveillance and evaluation techniques an advantage.
1. Knowledge in public health and tropical diseases
2. Technical competence in the various aspects of malaria prevention and control with skills especially in treatment issues and community-based interventions
3. Knowledge of Global Fund policies and procedures
4. Ability to contribute to the development of norms and standards, as well as training materials;
5. Capacity to plan and conduct operational activities with political and technical elements;
6. Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
7. Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to member States.

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

Minimum of 7 years of experience in vector-borne disease control activities with including 3 years of malaria control and/or malaria research at international level. Experience in monitoring and evaluation, operational field research; previous experience with Global Fund an asset. Working experience in developing countries is preferred.
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: 43.3 % 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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