Technical Officer, Vector Borne Diseases Control (VBDC) UN Careers – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/16/ROST28
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: P4
Reports to: WHO Representative
About WHO:
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
Job Summary: The Technical Officer, Vector Borne Diseases
Control (VBDC) will provide technical expertise and guidance on strategic,
organizational and operational aspects of comprehensive Vector Borne Diseases
Control (VBDC) activities at the country level. The incumbent will manage the
VBDC component of the incident management system and provide technical guidance
to the MOH and partners on the use of integrated vector control measures,
ensuring the alignment with the WHO recommended standards throughout the full
cycle of the event.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Co-develop, in collaboration with other
    partners, related Vector Borne Diseases Control (VBDC) activities and
    plans of action, in the context of the Health Emergencies Incident
    Management System.
  • Coordinate and facilitate scaling up of
    implementation, control and prevention activities, drawing on linkages
    between WHO office and UN Partners, donors, current and potential implementing
    partners, through:
    • Providing technical guidance to team
      members, national authorities and other partners for the successful
      implementation of the planned programme activities including their
      monitoring and evaluation;
    • Building and maintain partnerships
      with stakeholders, exchanging technical data and maintaining a database
      of key project findings including insecticide resistance data and, where
      appropriate, preparing manuscripts for advocacy materials;
    • Managing the development of a
      comprehensive related information system, compiling and collating data
      from stakeholders, ensuring the timely reporting of activities and
      dissemination of related information;
    • Actively participate in technical
      meetings, track progress and address challenges/constraints for
      successful implementation of the related activities.
  • Plan and implement training of trainers and
    refresher courses for national programme staff and partners on control of
    VBDs, in close collaboration with broader initiatives.
  • The incumbent will cooperate with the
    surveillance team for determination of sentinel sites and ensure
    appropriate vector surveillance mechanisms are in place for prevention and
    control; with support from the Regional Office and HQ.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific
    duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the World Health
    Organization (WHO) Technical Officer, Vector Borne Diseases Control (VBDC)
    job placement should hold an Advanced university degree (Masters level or
    above) in Entomology and Vector Control. First university degree in
    Biology or Medicine from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • A minimum of seven years of related
    experience, at the national and international levels, in planning,
    implementing, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of vector control
  • Practical and field experience on monitoring
    and managing insecticide resistance.
  • Related experience working closely with
    government and international agencies.
  • Previous experience in developing and conducting
    training programmes for health personnel; developing of strategies for
    strengthening human resource and health system capacity for augmented
    vector borne diseases control; implementing quality assurance systems and
    monitoring and evaluation techniques is desired
  • Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/ or
    health emergency management and related strategy development with WHO
    and/or other UN agencies is desired
  • Comprehensive knowledge of vector control,
    medical entomology, vector ecology, transmission of diseases and a broad
    understanding of public health issues.
  • Demonstrated skills on insecticide resistance
    monitoring and management, and database management are essential.
  • Strong organizational and communication
    skills including ability to negotiate with National and international
    authorities and partners.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or
    French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of
    another WHO official language would be an asset.
Personal Competencies:
  • Producing results.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment.
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.
  • Teamwork.
  • Communication.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and
    cultural differences.
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft office
How to Apply:
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: 12th August 2016

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