Bangladesh: National Professional Officer - Vector Borne Diseases and HIV/AIDS (SE/CO/NPO/2016/FT19) - Bangladeshi Nationals only
|Closing Date : 2017-01-14|
Duty Station : Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Organization: World Health Organization
Closing date: 14 Jan 2017
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The objective of the WHO Bangladesh Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Bangladesh Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to rebuild and recover from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. The Country Office develops a two-way collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy and technical forums.
The Communicable Diseases Programme aims at strengthening surveillance in all areas of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) vaccines preventable diseases, to eliminate Neonatal tetanus; to reduce Measles morbidity & mortality, to eradicate transmission of wild poliomyelitis; raise & maintain immunization coverages for all EPI vaccines preventable diseases; to transfer technology for the laboratory diagnosis of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD); to provide technical assistance to the National Tuberculosis Control Programme aiming to strengthen national capacity and reduce morbidity, mortality, disability & deformity caused by TB through support in monitoring epidemiology, programmatic & social impact and in resource mobilization and allocation for TB for improvement of efficiency of the national response. To provide technical support to national authorities in capacity building in Vector Borne Disease control. To support the programme for effective prevention & control of Malaria, Kala-azar, Dengue & other VBD diseases as well as HIV/AIDS and including Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Objective of the immediate unit are - to provide technical support to national authorities in capacity building in HIV/AIDS and vector borne disease control. To assist the programme for effective prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, and vector borne disease, particularly malaria, chikungunya, and dengue. To assist the programme in developing research priorities on HIV/AIDS and vector borne disease control.
Description of duties:
As a member of the WHO Team in the Country, the NPO-VBD carries out the following duties:
Essential: Medical degree
Desirable:Master of Public Health or equivalent degree Certified Training in Malaria and other vector borne diseases
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
Skills:Good knowledge of vector borne disease strategiesHigh level skills of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of vector borne control principles and proceduresHigh level communication skills to facilitate coordination among decision makers and partners.
Competencies:TeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunication.Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondProducing Results
Other IT Skills:Analytical and leadership skill at professional level and ability to work individually and lead a team;Computer literacy; Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications; Epi-Info.
At least 3 years in communicable disease control with at least two years of experience in vector born disease control.
Working experience in WHO and / or other UN agencies and experience in HIV/AIDS would be an advantage.
Expert level knowledge of spoken and written English and Bengali;
Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, child allowance, pension plan and medical insurance.
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Annual salary: (Net of tax)
BDT 28,30,000/- at single rate
How to apply:
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.