TECHNICAL OFFICER (MALARIA) (WCO MMR/14/TA1)

30 May 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: WCO MMR/14/TA1
 
Title: Technical Officer (Malaria)
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
 
Duration of contract:  Two years
 
Date: 1 September 2014
 
Application Deadline: 22 September 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Yangon, Myanmar
 
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_MMR WR Office, Myanmar (SE_MMR)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To provide technical assistance on strengthening of national response to artemisinin resistance containment in Myanmar.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of Medical Officer (Malaria), in consultation with WHO Representative to Myanmar, the Technical Officer serves as a coordiantor among NMCP, key stakeholders, implementing partners and WHO in the implementation of artemisinin resistance containment strategy. The incumbent shall perform the following tasks:
1. Assist Medical Officer (Malaria) in providing technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Programme (Vector Borne Disease Control, VBDC/Department of Health) and other implementing partners in the GFATM Regional Artenisinin Resistance Initiative (RAI) Project Implementation.
2. Provide technical support to the VBDC and Department of Medical Research Lower Myanmar and coordinate with related partners in compiling, analyzing and reporting of the malaria survey, malaria migrant mapping, etc.
3. Support the FDA and collaborate with VBDC in antimalarial drug quality control and drug regulatory action.
4. Coordinate with IOM in conducting malaria migrant mapping and related activities.
5. Coordinate with VBDC at National and Regional levels in setting up screening points, distributing ITNs/LLINs, diagnosis and treatment of malaria patients and implementing IEC/BCC activities.
6. Strengthen malaria surveillance, revision of database and support operational research.
7. Support and participate in training courses and meeting.
8. Assist Medical Office (Malaria) in providing technical support in setting up quality control of RDT.
9. Coordinate with and provide technical assistance to the RAI central and field coordinators and data assistants recruited by WHO
10. Coordinate with the 3MDG fund Flow Unit of WHO and 3MDG/UNOPS in all aspects of related projects.
11. Monitor and evaluate the overall implementation of RAI Project on regular basis.
12. Monitor and track malaria commodities procured and distributed by3MDG and by WHO.
13. Prepare technical and financial reports for submission to the donor (UNOPS for GFATM)
14. Perform any other related work as required and as assigned by the supervisors; and submission of assignment report at the end of the assignment is mandatory.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Bachelor degree in medicine or science or epidemiology or public health, and Advance University degree in science or epidemiology or publc health or Tropical Medicine.
Desirable: Doctoral degree in the same areas is an asset. Training in malaria and malaria control
Skills:
Thorough Knowledge of epidemiology, field survey, project managment, planning/budeting, implementing/monitoring and evaluation, ability to initiate, design, direct and administer studies and survey on malaria, ability to foresee and build coalition with existing and new partners.
Ability in mobilizing resources and team builiding.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work in an international environment; understandign and respect for cultural and gender sensitivities.
Competencies:
1. Producing Results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Fostering integration and teamwork

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Knowledge and efficeint use of relevant computer software. Skill in mapping (GIS) in an asset.
Experience:
Essential: At least seven (7) years of combined national and international experience in the field of public health, management and communicable diseases including malaria and vector-borne diseases, particularly, in planning, implementing and monitoring evaluation and surveillance of health progreammes.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in developing countries in SEAR.
Languages:
Excellent knowlede of English
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,611 at single rate
USD 72,605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 49.4 % 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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