World Health Organisation (WHO) Career Jobs – Polio Consultant

Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station:  Moroto, Uganda
Vacancy Notice No:
Grade: NO-B
About WHO:
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United
Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health
matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards,
articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to
countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Job Summary: The United
Nations WHO Polio consultant will offer technical guidance to the Ministry of
Health with special focus on high risk districts to Strengthen and improve the
quality of polio eradication initiative in particular AFP Surveillance
activities, high quality implementation of routine immunization, supplementary
immunization activities for polio eradication and implementation of VPD
Surveillance within the IDSR framework.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support
    the district efforts towards polio eradication, EPI diseases control
    through technical assistance to the District Health Officer in the region
    of assignment.
  • Support
    the National EPI manager and WHO IVD team in supporting, organizing local
    training/review meetings and providing technical assistance in planning,
    monitoring, evaluation and reporting programme activities
  • Render
    technical support in monitoring laboratory support for polio eradication
  • Assist
    in monitoring the completeness and timeliness of reporting and the use of
    surveillance performance indicators at regional and district level.
  • Participate
    in the development and regular update of district specific plan of action
    for polio eradication initiative, supervise implementation and assist with
    the preparation of progress reports.
  • Responsible
    for the co-ordination, implementation and supervision of supplementary
    immunization activities including ad- hoc mopping-up operations and
    regional EPI/IDSR supervisors.
  • Support
    technical operations during humanitarian emergencies
  • Assist
    in the implementation of cross border Health and emergency related
  • Perform
    other duties, as may be requested by WHO CO. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    suitable candidate for the WHO career opportunity should preferably have
    qualifications including a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from
    a recognized university. A Master’s degree in Public Health is an added
  • At
    least seven years’ experience in public health programmes in the areas of
    public health surveillance with an added advantage in VPD surveillance,
    immunization, cross border activities and disease control including
    experience at an international level and in working with developing
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Knowledge of MS Office and statistical analytical
    packages: . EPIINFO, Health Mapper or EPI MAP.
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Superior
    analytical skills
  • Producing
  • Building
    and integration of team work
  • Ensuring
    effective and optimal use of resources
  • Building
    and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Promoting
    WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Moving
    forward in a changing environment
Languages: Proficiency in written and spoken English;
working knowledge of French would be added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who so desire to
join one of the United Nations International Agencies, World Health
Organisation (WHO), should send their applications accompanied by detailed
Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates, and testimonials should be
addressed to:
The WHO Representative Corner
of Kintu/Shimoni Road P.O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda
N.B:  Only short listed candidates will be
Deadline: 1st November, 2014

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