MEDICAL OFFICER (IARC/14/FT350)

30 August 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/FT350
 
Title: Medical Officer
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years - Any extension subject to availability of funding.
 
Date: 11 July 2014
 
Application Deadline: 10 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP)/Screening Group (SCR)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The objectives of the SCR Group within the EDP Section are to:
provide data on the accuracy, reproducibility, efficacy, cost-effectiveness, benefits and harms of different existing, newly developed and emerging screening tests and early diagnosis methods for the early detection and control of breast, cervix, colorectal, oral, prostate and other cancers of major public health importance
undertake costing, modelling, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of various screening and early diagnosis methods guide the development of resource appropriate public health policies to implement cancer early detection methods in routine public health services catalyse rational utilization of health care resources in planning and implementing, monitoring and evaluation of cancer screening, awareness and early diagnosis programmes;
develop training resources to support human resources development and early detection of cancer; when requested by governments and public health authorities, particularly in low and middle-income countries, provide the evidence-base and advise on how to integrate and scale up early detection methods and link with treatment and follow-up care in routine health services as part of general cancer control initiatives in a range of health care settings.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Head of the EDP Section, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Develop appropriate links within IARC, other international and national partners to support the above research projects and to facilitate the development of resource suitable public health policies and implementation of early detection initiatives;

2. Plan, conceptualize, design, implement and evaluate research projects and interpret and document research outcomes in international peer reviewed literature to address the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of various cancer screening and early diagnosis methods and to facilitate their implementation in public health programmes, with particular reference to low- and middle-income countries;

3. Evaluate the performance characteristics in terms of accuracy and validity of new and emerging early detection tests and evaluate their effectiveness in reducing cancer incidence and/or mortality using suitable experimental and observational research projects and in programmatic settings;

4. Acquire, validate and use data and outcomes from routine national and regional screening and early diagnosis programmes in low-and middle-income countries to improve the quality and range on cancer early detection;

5. Attract research funding from competitive sources including national and multi-national platforms in order to organise and sustain research projects;

6. Develop training resources and organise courses on cancer early detection as applicable to low-and middle-income countries to support development of trained human resources and early detection research projects and programmes; teach in training courses organised by other IARC programmes; supervise visiting students and fellows; represent IARC in various ad-hoc committees and international consultations on cancer early detection and control;

7. Carry-out other related duties as assigned by the supervisor and IARC Director.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Doctoral medical degree, preferably in oncology related disciplines such as surgical oncology, gynaecological oncology, radiation or medical oncology or pathology or imaging/radiology or doctoral degree in epidemiology or public health or biomedical sciences with demonstrated achievement in epidemiology or public health or health service admin or early detection of cancer in terms of organising studies, project management, supervision and scientific publications.

Desirable: Post-graduate qualification in epidemiology or public health or health services administration or health economics or related disciplines.

Skills:
Thorough knowledge of design, organization and evaluation of cancer screening and early detection intervention and observational studies including associated computing, analytical and interpretation skills.
Thorough knowledge of relevant scientific literature, organization and functional aspects of public health services.
Ability to interact, discuss and collaborate with a wide range of health care professionals including clinicians, public health personnel and policy makers.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research in early detection and prevention of cancer and in cancer screening intervention trials and observational studies, to organize, supervise and manage a scientific team including the budgetary aspects.
Strong record in obtaining competitive research funding. Ability to develop a vision and to lead others to meet challenges and achieve objectives.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Produce results,
- Build and promote partnerships across the organization and beyond,
- Ensure the effective use of resources,
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences,
- Move forward in a changing environment,
- Create an empowering and motivating environment,
- Communicate in a credible and effective way.

Experience:
Essential: At least seven years' experience in cancer control or cancer epidemiology or public health or early detection of cancer or a closely related field, with at least five years' experience in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of cancer screening studies at the international/national level, preferably in low-and middle-income countries.

Desirable: Experience in working with national screening programmes or in health services administration or cancer information systems or in developing cancer public health policies or administration of cancer health services, preferably in low-and middle-income countries.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional
documents. Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.

Interviews for this position are expected to take place in Lyons, France on 9 and 10 October 2014.

IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30
DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE
TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EUROS 85 440 at single rate
EUROS 91 751 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

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

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