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Vacancy Notice No: SE/CO/NPO/2015/TA4
Title: EPI Divisional Coordinator - Temporary National Professional Officer
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  12 months (with possibility of extension)
Date: 19 November 2015
Application Deadline: 11 December 2015 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_BAN WR Office, Bangladesh (SE_BAN)
Multiple duty stations in Bangladesh
To strengthen VPD control including increasing and maintaining immunization coverage for all EPI vaccines, surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases; to eradicate transmission of wild poliomyelitis; measles elimination, introduce new and underutilized vaccines, to transfer technology for the laboratory diagnosis of VPD and strengthen national regulatory authorities.
Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance of MO-EPI and direct supervision of the Medical Officer-ISS, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical assistant to the National EPI to carry out the following activities:

1. Supervise and Coordinate a divisional team of SMOs, and general service staff in delivering technical support in all aspects of vaccine preventable disease control;
2. With support and guidance of National IVD staff, provide administrative, finance and logistics support for programme implementation and assist to resolve administrative and financial issues.
3. Provide technical and operational guidance to SMOs regarding AFP and vaccine preventable disease surveillance, including periodic field visits to reporting units, investigate and follow-up cases and outbreaks;
4. Provide technical support in improving routine immunization coverage including assistance in identifying low performing areas, conducting data quality assessments, assisting divisional and district authorities to find solutions;
5. Participate in planning and implementation of National Immunization Days and supplementary immunization activities including development of training materials and organization of training sessions and assist with social mobilization and communication activities;
6. Assist in new vaccine introduction through participating in training, preparations and post introduction monitoring;
7. Participate in ensuring injection safety including advocacy for safety, training and management of adverse events following immunization;
8. Evaluate polio eradication activities and other VPD control activities in the division
9. Liaise with representatives from other partners working in the Divisions, e.g. UNICEF, UNFPA;
10. Participate in special studies as determined and authorized by WHO country office;
11. Provide technical support to divisional health authorities during emergency situations like flood, cyclones and other natural disasters and disease outbreaks in planning and monitoring of health relief activities in affected areas and investigation of outbreaks;
12. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisors.
Essential: M.B.B.S or equivalent medical degree.

Desirable: Master of Public health or equivalent post graduate degree in public health/ community and social medicine/ child health. Certification in Applied/ Field Epidemiology Training Programme will be an advantage.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
1. Good Managerial and communication skills;
2. Analytical skills to identify critical issues and excellent writing skills;
3. Knowledge in epidemiology, polio eradication, routine EPI and accelerated VPD control

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
5. Moving forward in a changing environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications.
Essential: At least two years of experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of EPI and vaccine preventable disease control and field operations.

Desirable: Experience in EPI and vaccine preventable disease control and field operations in diverse situations, under United Nation system, or international organizations will be an added value.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and excellent command of Bangla.
Additional Information:
Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, pension plan and medical insurance.

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Annual salary: (Net of tax)
Takas 1,931,956 at single rate

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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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