Technical Officer (Malaria Elimination)

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To achieve the control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases throughout the Western Pacific Region by targeting the reduction of morbidity and mortality of such conditions and diseases.

The Division supports integrated people-centred care approaches by strengthening primary health care services for prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment of target diseases and conditions along the life-course, while ensuring to reach the unreached and achieving universal health coverage.

The ICD unit is placed at the core of the Division to tackle communicable diseases in the Western Pacific Region in achieving the goals of "Reaching the Unreached". ICD unit integrates End TB and Leprosy, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and Surveillance to take a systems approach for impact-oriented implementation of communicable disease control programmes at regional and country levels. ICD works for action across government and society in strengthening integrated, people-centred care and prevention of communicable diseases in the Western Pacific Region by advocating for bold policies and supportive system, intensified research, and innovation, establishing strong partnershipsand strengthening surveillance, monitoring and evaluation. Focus areas of the programme are regional and country adaption of evidence-based policies and strategies, facilitationof coordinated multisectoral actions, and enhancement of intervention and service delivery.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Team Coordinator, ICD, and guidance of the Director, Programmes for Disease Control, the incumbent performs the following duties:

1. Provides technical support to Member States in the development and implementation of malaria elimination guidance policies, strategies and plans with some particular focus on Reaching the Unreached and vulnerable population groups.

2. Collaborates with Member States aiming to achieve malaria elimination by 2025 to strengthen national technical capacity in developing plans and activities -- which involves close engagement and collaboration with national malaria elimination programmes and other national authorities, to train and prepare for subnational and national elimination and WHO certification of malaria-free status.

3. Provides technical support for research, data collection and surveillance of malaria elimination, including coordination of external competency assessments for malaria microscopy, external quality assurance exercises and production of the regional World Malaria Report and production and dissemination of global and regional data reports.

4. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with government agencies, donors, and development partners to coordinate appropriate programmatic and resource mobilization activities, particularly with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

5. Collaborates closely with WHO Country Office colleagues on technical and administrative needs, dissemination of global and regional guidelines and policies, and providing backstop support when needed.

6. Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in science, medicine or health-related field from an institution or university recognized in the International Association of Universities’ Worldwide Database of Higher Education Institutions, Systems and Credentials.

Desirable: Advanced university degree in epidemiology, public health, tropical medicine or medical parasitology from a recognized university or postgraduate degree or training in health service or programme management, malaria or other communicable diseases control, surveillance, field epidemiology or evaluation techniques.

Experience

Essential: Minimum of five years' relevant experience, including some experience at international level, in the field of malaria or other vector-borne and parasitic diseases control and elimination; with at least two years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health/disease programmes.

Desirable: Experience in malaria control and/or malaria research, surveillance or risk factor analysis and programme planning and monitoring using DHIS2 technology, applied epidemiology, project/programme planning and management, resource mobilization and training. Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, or relevant nongovernmental organizations.

Skills

  • Knowledge of malaria, disease elimination and requirements for effective implementation of programmatic activities in limited-resource environments, including knowledge on malaria elimination interventions and experience with policy and strategy development processes;
  • Knowledge on people-centred care and integrated health service delivery across sectors;
  • Skills in the management of malaria and surveillance interventions to halt transmission;
  • Skills in analysis, planning, management of public health programmes with malaria specificity;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with partner agencies, development partners and country counterparts; including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to respond and adapt to competing demands.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Knowing and managing yourself Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English. Desirable: Working knowledge of other UN languages

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2518 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

  • 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 will require individual review.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

  • For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.

  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged. *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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