Public Health Officer, SSA NOB (Turkana & Tana River)
Application deadline 5 months ago: Wednesday 23 Aug 2023 at 21:59 UTCOpen application form
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Terms of Reference
1. Coordinate WHO response teams at provincial and district level and ensure that WHO supported activities accordance with the ERF 2, and in line with the Department of health priorities.
2. Participate /Conduct regular coordination meetings with National and or Subnational (Province and District) Incident management teams and partners to facilitate the overall health response, exchange information, produce and circulate minutes, related decisions and tracking the latter.
3. Plan and facilitate Intra-action reviews (IAR) and develop detailed “lessons learnt” reports, recommending coordination mechanisms and improvement to field operations.
4. Communicate priorities, plans, needs and concerns related to the CHOLERA response to the Incident management team, information pertaining to the CHOLERA response and specific challenges that require multi-sectoral action.
5. Support IMT Leads and pillar leads to identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the CHOLERA response; identify opportunities for sustainable capacity building in collaboration with partners.
6. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of “building back better” into the CHOLERA recovery plan.
7. Actively participate in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the CHOLERA situation, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches, to fill the identified health service delivery gaps.
8. Provide expert advice to other Provinces and districts through the IMTs; identify effective tools to bridge the gaps between needs and capacities of response teams and strategies to overcome obstacles.
9. Support the review and development of Provincial CHOLERA resurgence plans, recovery plans, as well as other contingency planning for potential new events and ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector preparedness/response plans.
10. Support national (health system) capacity building in emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the IHR 2005, the IASC emergency response preparedness (ERP) approach and other related guidance
11. Support analysis of outbreak intelligence data, with other team members, for epidemic forecasting and detection, guide team members on data quality improvement, use of data for monitoring of trends, ALERT and ACTION thresholds (triggers), as well as methodologies for performing data quality audit (DQA).
12. Contribute to the preparation of other WHO and health cluster communication products (situation reports, health cluster bulletins, donors alerts, and other ad-hoc reports).
13. Represent WHO in coordination meetings with partners, stakeholders involved in CHOLERA response at the sub-national level.
14. Perform any other cluster related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
NB: During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
Turkana & Tana River Counties.
Applicants from the above-mentioned counties are highly encouraged to apply.
*Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
University degree is required in Medicine.
Studies in public health and/or health related field.
At least 2 years of experience in public health field with emphasis on emergency and humanitarian response
Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.
Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English/French and local language.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
- Proficiency in Microsoft office.