Technical Officer (Hlth Sys. Strengthening for Immunization) , WHO , New Delhi

$89,064 - $119,344 / YEAR Expired 2 weeks ago
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JOB DETAIL

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To contribute to the prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD), with specialfocus on improving routine immunization coverage, measles and rubella elimination,maintaining elimination of polio as well as maternal and neonatal tetanusand introduction of new vaccines, To assist Member countries to establish sustainable systems thatensure good access to high quality vaccines at affordable prices including under-utilizedor new vaccines of public health importance, vaccines.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Regional Advisor (ISS)and overall guidance of Coordinator (the incumbent will perform the following duties: Support countries with actions for routine immunization coverage improvements, including an analysis of the cause of low coverage and development, implementation, and monitoring of operational plans to overcome the barriers to achieve high immunization coverage. Develop guidelines and facilitate training activities related to immunization and vaccine preventable disease control. Technical assistance to countries for overall immunization policy development as well as development of costed multi-year plans for immunization. Review opportunities for integrating immunization services with the health system in countries and provide technical support including monitoring the implementation of Gavi supported health system and immunization system activities. Support surveillance of adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Support relevant staff in IVD for surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and use disease surveillance data to improve immunization strategies. Support at regional and country level for demand generation for vaccination including collaboration with other partner organizations. Support issues related to the availability and supply of quality vaccines and logistics. Any other related worked assigned by supervisors. Submit an end of assignment report (mandatory)

Requirements

Education

Essential: Degree in medicine or health sciences
Desirable: Post-graduate/Master’s degree in public health, child health or related disciplines

Experience

Essential: At least five years of relevant experience in immunization and vaccine preventable disease control programmes. Demonstrated exposure at international level.
Desirable: Experience in Public health, health systems, vaccine preventable disease surveillance or communicable disease epidemiology.

Skills

Thorough knowledge of public health and knowledge of immunization and vaccine preventable diseases control is essential. Knowledge and experience of monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis. Ability to plan and execute training at national and international levels.Ability to write concise reports, use computers and other modern office technologies effectively and appropriately.Negotiation skills to deal with national authorities and other agencies.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

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 64,121 (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 2250 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

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REQUIRED EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS: 60

New Delhi, India
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