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  • Posted on: 18 February, 2015 Deadline: 2 March, 2015
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  • 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.

    In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.

    Technical Officer , Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
    - To provide normative guidance and generic tools to member states;
    - To support member states in accessing and managing additional resources;
    - To provide technical support to member states for accelerating and scaling up cost-effective interventions;
    - To provide technical support to member states for strengthening procurement and supply management systems and laboratory services and networks;
    - To support member states to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation systems for malaria prevention and control;
    - To strengthen capacity for the conduct of operational research for evidence-based decisions.
     
    Description of duties:
    Under the direct supervision of the WR, the incumbent will :
    1. 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;
    2. Build capacity on use of surveillance and other health data for malaria risk mapping at national and sub-national levels;
    3. Guide evidence-based targeting of high risk areas with appropriate antimalarial interventions; and
    4. Monitor the impact of such interventions at subnational levels with the aim of adapting strategies for enhanced impact;
    5. 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;
    6. Contribute to documentation and publication of best practices on use of available evidence for targeting interventions at national and subnational levels;
    7. Undertake any other functions assigned.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Education:
    Essential: University degree with postgraduate degree in medical epidemiology or Public Health or health related field.

    Desirable: Master's degree in malariology or communicable disease epidemiology
     
    Education:
    Essential: University degree with postgraduate degree in medical epidemiology or Public Health or health related field.

    Desirable: Master's degree in malariology or communicable disease epidemiology

    Skills:
    - Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable disease epidemiology with specific experience in malaria surveillance and operational research;
    - Proven 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
    - Demonstrated skills in capacity building especially training of health workers;
    - Presentation skills and communication;
    - Data processing with statistical package such as EPI-Info, SPSS, and MS Excel. ; Use of statistical and GIS software for disease stratification; and Policy advocacy.

    Competencies - Generic
    1. Producing results;
    2. Fostering integration and teamwork;
    3. Communicating in a credible and effective way;
    4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment;
    5. Moving forward in a changing environment.

    Experience:
    Essential: Seven years of experience in the development and evaluation of national disease surveillance systems with at least five years at international level.

    Desirable:
    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.

    Languages:
    Excellent knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitaby qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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