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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT449
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 19 August 2014
Application Deadline: 9 September 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP Western Pacific (WP) /
WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WP/RGO)
WP/DCD Division of Communicable Diseases; WP/EPI Expanded Programme on Immunization
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. In coordination with Medical Officer for Accelerated Disease Control and EPI Team Leader, provides technical assistance on polio related activities.

2. Collaborates with regional, country office, and national health officials in the development of methods and materials in support of polio eradication including roll out of polio endgame activities as well as other activities in the area of accelerated vaccine-preventable disease control activities in the context of immunization system strengthening including the development of national plans of action and corresponding implementation;

3. Reviews and monitors the polio routine and supplemental immunization activities and surveillance for AFP, through field visits, outbreak investigations, data collection, surveys, surveillance reports, in order to identify the need for changes in strategies/tactics and make appropriate recommendations;

4. Undertakes periodic comprehensive programme review according to established protocols and participates in replanning of activities to achieve the set new targets; participates in identification and implementation of research activities supportive to eradication of poliomyelitis.
Master's level university degree in public health or health-related field is essential. Medical degree or Ph.D. in public health or epidemiology an advantage.
- Technical expertise in public health epidemiology, disease control and immunization
- 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 and 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
Minimum of seven years' experience in administration of public health programmes with considerable practical experience in the development and implementation of polio programmes is essential. Working experience in developing countries an asset.
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: 51.6 % 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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