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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT411
Title: Programme Manager
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One (01) year renewable
Date: 31 July 2014
Application Deadline: 21 August 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Organization unit: AF Africa (AF) /
AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO)
In the context of transitioning into the new Entity, the objective of the department is to provide support to endemic countries in putting in place viable systems for mass distribution of medicines and other relevant commodities, integrated surveillance systems and in verifying elimination of LF by 2020 and Onchocerciasis by 2025.

Description of duties:
 Assist the Programme Director, in collaboration with the Manager of the Corporate Services in the development and implementation of Programme policies, strategic documents and Plans of Action and Budgets;
 Oversee and coordinate the activities of the technical units: Coordinated distribution of Medicines and commodities (CDM); Monitoring, Evaluation, Surveillance and Research (MSR); Entomological surveillance and integrated Vector Management (EVM);
 Maintain and reinforce the Programme technical links with the MOHs of the endemic countries and their task forces, the NGDO group and the WHO representative offices;
 Collaborate with relevant technical structures in the endemic countries, within WHO and external collaborating institutions on technical issues of interest to the Programme;
 Promote and coordinate the preparation of publications for the valorization of the Programme data and sharing of knowledge;
 Advise countries on technical matters related to elimination of PC-NTDs, especially onchocerciasis and LF.

Essential: Medical doctoral degree or doctoral degree in entomology/biology and masters' degree in public health or epidemiology. A specialization in parasitology would be an asset.

Desirable: Knowledge of other neglected tropical diseases.

1) Sound scientific background and skills: biology, Epidemiology, Entomology. Strong negotiation and facilitation skills;
2) Abilities to implement theoretical knowledge to concrete situation and good training skills;
3) Knowledge of WHO rules and procedures in the areas of General Management.

- Abilities to prepare Technical and management reports and present them clearly and concisely.

WHO Competencies:
1) Building and promoting partnership across the
organization and beyond;
2) Driving WHO to a successful future;
3) Producing results;
4) Promoting APOC's position in Onchocerciasis and LF elimination activities
5) Fostering integration and team work.

Essential: At least 10 years of experience at national and international levels in the control and management of tropical disease.

Desirable: At least 10 years of experience in WHO or other UN agencies.

Excellent Knowledge of English or French with working knowledge of the other.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80887 at single rate
USD 87069 with primary dependants

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

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

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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