Vacancy Notice No: SE/CO/P/2015/FT47
Title: Technical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two Years
Date: 18 December 2015
Application Deadline: 8 January 2016
(13 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_INO WR Office, Indonesia (SE_INO)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The objectives of the programme are to take forward the prevention, control and/or elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases by providing strategic leadership, engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed and shaping the research agenda towards strengthening the capacity of the national programme and reducing disease burden.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative to Indonesia, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
- Provide technical strategic advice and programmatic support for the national action plan towards prevention, control and/or elimination of a cluster of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) comprising dengue, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis, soil-transmitted helminthic infection, schistosomiasis and other tropical diseases in collaboration with stakeholders and analyze periodically the results obtained from the national and sub-national programmes and prepare draft reports of these results for publication in appropriate scientific media;
- Develop specific plans of action in consultation with the national authorities and WHO Regional Office to target those neglected tropical diseases that are prevalent at the national and sub-national levels and considered public health problems;
- Provide support for capacity building at national and subnational levels in the areas of neglected tropical disease surveillance, prevention, control and/or elimination using multi-disease and inter-programmatic approaches;
- Provide technical cooperation in establishing network of academic and public health specialists for planning, implementation, surveillance, operational research and evaluation activities addressing priority neglected tropical diseases;
- Ensure systematic utilization of resources and comprehensive development of study, research and analytical capacities required for the control of neglected tropical diseases;
- Facilitate multisectoral collaboration and resource mobilization (including preparing proposals, project profiles, etc.) in support of the national neglected tropical diseases initiative, and
- Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Essential: Advanced degree in health-related sciences or public health/tropical diseases in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution.
Desirable: Training in epidemiology and/or operational research.
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
– Thorough knowledge of the WHO programme policies, principles and practices of a wide range of public health issues and sound knowledge of neglected tropical diseases and their control.
– Skills in conducting health situation analysis, proposal development, project management.
1. Producing results
2. Ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Basic computer skills including standard package of WHO office programmes. Ability work harmoniously as a member of a team and adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
Essential: At least seven years’ work experience, some of which should have been obtained in an international context, in the development and implementation of public health programmes including substantial professional experience in government/large organizations
Desirable: International work experience in the area of priority communicable diseases.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
WHO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel,
education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
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Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 68,294 at single rate
USD 73,338 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 36.5 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
More information: https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=32519&vaclng=en