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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT371
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 17 July 2014
Application Deadline: 7 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit:
 To establish and leverage the impact of an effective prevention and control programme that targets the reduction of morbidity and mortality resulting from diseases, through a comprehensive approach to immunization, that is made timely and responsive through ground level surveillance and the promotion of related health interventions.
Description of duties:
1. Manages WHO regional networks for surveillance of diseases targeted by new and underutilized vaccines, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data from Member States and providing feedback through various mechanisms including bulletins and other publications.

2. Collaborates with WHO HQ to develop standardized definitions, methods and reporting formats for vaccine-preventable diseases, and works with countries in the Region to adapt global and regional standards to ensure comparability of surveillance data.

3. Provides technical support to countries in developing and strengthening appropriate epidemiologic surveillance systems and standard approaches for analysis of surveillance and other data on diseases targeted by new and underutilized vaccines.

4. Conducts site assessments and training workshops for surveillance of diseases targeted by new and underutilized vaccines; prepares manuals, guidance, reports and manuscripts suitable for publication.

5. Assists in conducting burden of disease assessments, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies, impact studies, and programme evaluations for diseases targeted by new and underutilized vaccines.
Postgraduate degree in epidemiology or public health related field is essential. Medical degree, health economics, and statistics courses an advantage.
- Knowledge of the specific or technical area of public health;
- Ability to contribute to the development of norms and standards, as well as training materials;
- Capacity to plan and conduct operational activities with political and technical elements;
- 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;
- Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to member States.
- Proficient in standard MS Office software applications.
- Presentation skills.

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
Essential: Minimum of seven years' experience in medical epidemiology and/or public health programme management.

Desirable: Considerable experience working in EPI; practical experience in the development or management of vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance systems; experience with new and underutilized vaccines; working experience in developing countries.
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: 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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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.

Vacancy Filled

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