MEDICAL OFFICER (TB DRUG RESISTANCE) (AFRO/17/FT22)

16 January 2017
 
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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/17/FT22
 
Title: Medical Officer (TB drug resistance)
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  One (1) year renewable
 
Date: 10 January 2017
 
Application Deadline: 30 January 2017
(14 day(s) until closing deadline)
Vacancy Notice Cancelled
 
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
 
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/CDS - Communicable Diseases (AF/CDS)
HIV/HEP/TB
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Reducing the burden of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and the Protection of the Human Environment.

Description of duties:
The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and priorities:

- To provide technical support to countries for the development and implementation of TB drug resistance surveillance strategies and interventions as part of health sector development plans and essential health services packages aimed at scaling up access to TB diagnosis and treatment.

- To provide technical assistance to countries in the development and implementation of effective methods for TB drug resistance surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of drug TB and TB prevention and control measures, as well as TB/HIV collaborative activities .

- To serve as focal point for TB drug resistance surveillance, including quality assurance and quality control of TB medicines.

- To develop and update norms and standards related to TB drug resistance prevention and control measures, providing expertise and developing/revising TB drug resistance guidelines; to proactively facilitate the implementation of norms and standards and ensure the monitoring and evaluation of TB drug resistance prevention and control measures, including but not limited to giving technical expertise and advice to Member States and partners, regional and sub-regional networks.

- To encourage close collaboration and cross-cutting activities at the regional and country levels, by promoting information-sharing on TB drug resistance through video-conferencing, informal consultations and, intercountry meetings, and ensuring regular reporting on the situation of TB drug resistance epidemiology and control in the African Region, by developing/collaborating to the development and maintenance of up-to-date regional and national surveillance and database systems as part of advancing research and development on new/improved tools and strategies for successful TB drug resistance control including introduction of short MDR-TB regimens.

- Within the delegated authority, to work in partnership with drug development and manufacturing partners, including contributing expertise and technical information consistent with drug resistance control activities, with particular attention to needs, gaps, priority areas, progress, results and constraints.

- To collaborate on the elaboration and implementation of resource mobilization and advocacy strategies, as well as providing advice and guidance to countries, on resource mobilization and advocacy strategies.

- To support the implementation of WHO Resolutions pertaining to TB prevention and control at the regional and country levels in a proactive manner.

- To support the Coordinator in the development of work plans and budgetary proposals, as required.

- To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:
Degree in medicine, with post-graduate qualification in epidemiology, public health and/or specialization in tuberculosis control or a related field.

Desirable:
Post-graduate training on Tuberculosis, and MDR-TB.

Verification of Educational qualifications:
"In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually".

Skills:
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and implement norms and standards related to TB and MDR-TB prevention and control measures, monitoring and reporting on results, progress, lessons learnt and obstacles. Proven track record in the development and implementation of effective mechanisms and systems for monitoring and evaluation and assessment of progress at the regional and country levels. Sound understanding of global and regional issues related to TB drug resistance epidemiology and control and health, social and economic dimensions. Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts; and to participate in advocacy and resource mobilization activities. Proven interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics. Diplomacy, tact and courtesy.

WHO competencies:
1- Knowing and managing yourself
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


Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proven ability to use standard office software packages, Conversant with common IT software
including eHealth tools.


Experience:
Essential:
At least seven years' practical experience at the national and international levels in the field of TB prevention and control complemented by experience in policy and strategy formulation, policy planning and policy as well as facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations.

Desirable:
Experience in research and analysis, statistics. Experience in leadership positions and management of multi-donor supported programmes.

Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other.Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.


Additional Information:
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment (for international positions only) which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel (for international positions only), education grant for dependent children (for international positions only), pension plan and medical insurance.

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Mobility (for international positions only):
Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 70647 at single rate
USD 70647 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.

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