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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/TA84
Title: Technical Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation), Outbreaks and Disasters Management
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  One (1) year
Date: 11 July 2014
Application Deadline: 8 August 2014 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Libreville, Gabon
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/IVE Immunization, Vaccines and Emergencies (AF/IVE)
The objective of the Regional Programme for the "Outbreaks and Disasters Management" is to reduce the health consequences of public health emergencies, including those resulting from disease outbreaks, natural and human-made disasters and to minimize their social and economic impact, by effective risk reduction, preparedness, alert, response and recovery actions.

Description of duties:
1. Support the roll out and use of frameworks and tools for data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination including for monitoring and evaluation of outbreaks and disasters management action plans at the regional level in countries under emergencies at the sub-regional level;
2. Support implementation of the information management functions as per the requirements of the WHO Emergency Response Framework at the sub-regional level;
3. Prepare and implement action plans for systematic data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of information products related to the management of outbreaks and disasters at the sub-regional level.;
4. Undertake collection, cleaning, aggregation, validation, analysis, dissemination and use of health-related data (including surveillance data) and trend analysis;
5. Perform continuous monitoring of sub-regional health situations and trends to facilitate timely alerts and action thresholds for emergencies;
6. Support information management capacity building for emergency management in the sub-region.
7. Conduct comparative analysis of lessons learnt from country experiences, and sharing good practices on issues of region-wide concern;
8. Provide technical support to WCO and ministries of health on information management issues; and
9. Develop and disseminate regular information products through web-based and off-line tools.

Essential: Master's level university degree in epidemiology, medical sciences, public health or related field.
Desirable: Post graduate training in disaster risk management.

Knowledge and experience in information managing for emergency preparedness and response programmes. Experience in programme monitoring and evaluation at international level. Sound knowledge of epidemiology. Knowledge of the WHO Policy and strategy for emergency and humanitarian action and interventions of the other UN agencies; donors and NGOs for humanitarian assistance.

Computer literacy. Familiarity with software in common use.

WHO Competencies:
1) Producing results;
2) Ensuring the effective use of resources;
3) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
4) Communication in a credible and effective way;
5) Fostering integration and team work.

Essential: Minimum of 7 years extensive international experience on matters related to public health.
Desirable: Field experience in emergency

Excellent knowledge of English, French or Portuguese with good working knowledge of the other one or two languages.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67611 at single rate
USD 72605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 57.8 % 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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Selection in Progress

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