UN WHO Careers – Technical Officer, Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation at World Health Organisation

Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Vacancy Notice No:
AFRO/15/FT10
Salary:  Annual salary: (Net of tax) USD 72605 at
single rate and / or USD 67611 with primary dependants          
Grade: P4
About WHO:
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United
Nations (UN) 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.
About WHO Programme:
World Health Organization is
implementing a Malaria Surveillance programme that will contribute to the
reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality in the African Region through
provision of quality technical support to Member States:
  • Provide
    normative guidance and generic tools to member states;
  • Support
    member states in accessing and managing additional resources;
  • Provide
    technical support to member states for accelerating and scaling up
    cost-effective interventions;
  • Provide
    technical support to member states for strengthening procurement and
    supply management systems and laboratory services and networks;
  • Support
    member states to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation
    systems for malaria prevention and control;
  • Strengthen
    capacity for the conduct of operational research for evidence-based
    decisions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Strengthen
    national malaria surveillance systems including other systems for
    generation of strategic information for evidence-based targeting of
    malaria interventions for enhanced malaria burden reduction, through
    adoption, adaptation and application of relevant WHO norms and standards,
    guidelines, manuals and tools and appropriate technologies and
    e-platforms;
  • Build
    capacity on use of surveillance and other health data for malaria risk
    mapping at national and sub-national levels;
  • Guide
    evidence-based targeting of high risk areas with appropriate antimalarial
    interventions; and
  • Actively
    monitor the impact of such interventions at subnational levels with the
    aim of adapting strategies for enhanced impact;
  • Actively
    facilitate evidence-based policy and strategic dialogue involving national
    policy makers and partners at national level as a process for monitoring
    the implementation of malaria strategies, discussing capacity gaps and
    planning for effective implementation of malaria control and elimination;
  • Significantly
    contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on use of
    available evidence for targeting interventions at national and subnational
    levels;
  • Carry
    out any other functions assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations World Health Organization Technical
    Officer vacancy should hold a University degree with postgraduate degree
    in medical epidemiology or Public Health or health related field.
    Possession of Master’s degree in malariology or communicable disease
    epidemiology is desired.
  • A
    minimum of seven or more years of experience in the development and
    evaluation of national disease surveillance systems with at least five
    years at international level.
  • At
    least five years working experience in malaria control programme or
    malaria research at national or international level including experience
    working in WHO would be assets.
  • Broad
    working knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable disease
    epidemiology with specific experience in malaria surveillance and
    operational research;
  • Demonstrated
    experience in the development and evaluation of systems, policies,
    strategies, guidelines and tools for malaria control and/or elimination;
  • Proven
    skills and knowledge in the development and evaluation of disease
    surveillance systems in a public health setting; and
  • Proven
    ability and skills in capacity building especially training of health
    workers;
  • Excellent
    presentation skills and communication
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or French and
a good working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an
asset.
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to
join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending their online
applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a permanent
database. Visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website below and follow the instructions
for online application procedures.
NB: All
applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy
has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy
announcement.
Deadline: 21st January 2015
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