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Advisor, Veterinary Public Health
Closing date: 2017-01-03Application : Apply for the job
Vacancy Notice No:PAHO/16/FT783
Title: Advisor, Veterinary Public Health
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two year, first year probationary period.
Date:6 December 2016
Application Deadline:3 January 2017
(27 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organization unit:AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) / Representative (PWR/BRA)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
PAHO, through the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA)/Veterinary Public Health program, promotes, coordinates and implements technical cooperation to reduce the health, social and economic burden of zoonotic and food-borne diseases, and animal diseases with high consequences on public health and food security. PANAFTOSA's technical cooperation is directed toward the surveillance, prevention, control, and elimination of diseases, and is technically sound and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context. PANAFTOSA strives to achieve a sustainable impact on health by providing normative guidance, promoting evidence based interventions, and fostering alliances that support country capacity, inter-country collaboration, and policy and decisions, through improved health information, analysis and quality at all levels.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative of Brasil (PWR/BRA), and the direct supervision of the Center Director, Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following duties:
a)Provide technical cooperation to countries for strengthening the surveillance, prevention, control and eradication of zoonotic diseases and animal diseases with high consequences on public health and food security, including planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating of resources;
b)Coordinate the implementation of national and regional initiatives on the surveillance, prevention, control and eradication of zoonotic diseases, and animal diseases with high impact on health and food security;
c)Mobilize partnerships with other international and regional organizations, national agencies and other relevant organizations on zoonotic diseases and animal diseases with high impact on health and food security, with the aim of integrating health and agriculture actions related to the human-animal-environment interface;
d)Coordinate with other technical areas in the development and implementation of surveillance, prevention, control and eradication of zoonotic and animal diseases with high impact on public health and food security in the region;
e)Foster collaboration between the Organization and other international and national scientific or professional groups; collaborate with other international and regional organizations to achieve efficient coordination of activities and utilization of resources;
f)Coordinate the development, implementation and integration of disease surveillance systems at regional level;
g)Promote the mobilization of resources from both the health and agriculture sector, including preparation of project proposals for external funding;
h)Collaborate in the development and implementation of innovative training in national institutions to transfer technology to national personnel on methods and techniques in veterinary public health, including public health and animal health administrations;
i)Collaborate in designing, conducting and evaluating technical cooperation's research projects, with emphasis on quantitative epidemiology and risk assessment;
j)Facilitate technical cooperation between countries, particularly in border areas;
k)Prepare and disseminate scientific and evidence-based technical reports, policy documents and position papers based on the results of epidemiological and socioeconomic studies;
l)Collaborate in the preparation of the Biennial Work Plan (BWP) and the execution of international cooperation projects, including the analysis of political, technical and socioeconomic issues and performance assessment;
m)When called upon, to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
n)Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Essential: A university degree in a health-related profession and a master's degree in veterinary medicine, epidemiology, veterinary public health, food safety or in a related field from a recognized institution.
Desirable: A PhD in epidemiology or related field would be an asset.
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/
Key Behavioral Competencies
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.
-- Teamwork: Embraces and leads consensual decision-making, that is, leading the fulfillment of team decisions, even when they may not fully coincide with one's own opinions or proposals. Knows how to manage difficult team situations and promotes consensus building. Takes responsibility for the team's successes and failures.
-- Devising the budget for interventions and cost optimization: Demonstrates initiative and managerial capacity in obtaining alternative sources of financing and in mobilizing extrabudgetary resources. Acquires adequate funding, based upon the resources allocated in intervention plans.
-- Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions: Selects priority ideas for executing the interventions after anticipating their potential problems and solutions. Participates in the preparation of strategic plans, providing input about their impact, quality, critical points, and risks.
-- Knowledge Management: Supports and develops networked and community working. Identifies, develops and nurtures networks and communities. Identifies and builds on working networks that enable knowledge and information flow. Designs and implements knowledge and information services. Enables utilization of knowledge and information sources. Delivers relevant knowledge and information in most appropriate form. Participates in and learns from networked and community approaches.
-- Resource Mobilization: Works in an objective manner to obtain and apportion resources (financial and non-financial) according to need. Supports and advises technical areas to enable best use of resources are aligned with the mission and vision of the Organization. Is able to work in a multicultural environment. Is flexible and has the ability to work well under pressure. Is able to give feedback to partners within and outside the organization about the use of the resources and the results acquired.
-Theoretical and practical expertise in all aspects related to principles, methods, and recent developments in surveillance, prevention, control and elimination of zoonotic diseases and animal diseases with high consequences on public health and food security, with emphasis on epidemiology and control programs.
-Expertise in principles, practices and recent developments in the control of zoonotic diseases and animal diseases which can negatively impact public health and food security, with emphasis on quantitative epidemiology and risk assessment.
-Technical competence and leadership qualities on the principles and application of standard and innovative practices, methods and techniques in the field of zoonotic diseases and animal diseases.
-Ability to transfer knowledge and technology to national counterparts and to promote the adoption and/or application of appropriate knowledge and technology that would be responsive to the different social, cultural, and economic realities in the countries.
-Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria for evaluating program interventions veterinary public health.
-Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of quantitative methods applied to epidemiology.
-Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical, conceptual, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key political and technical issues.
-Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as R, Stata, SAS, QGIS, ArcGIS, @RISK would be an asset.
Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience in the area of veterinary public health in programs involving the surveillance, prevention, control and elimination of zoonotic diseases and animal diseases.
Very good knowledge of Spanish or English, with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of Portuguese or French would be an asset.
PAHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY AND POST ADJUSTMENT, WHICH REFLECTS THE COST OF LIVING IN A PARTICULAR DUTY STATION AND EXCHANGE RATES (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE). OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE: 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN AND HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE HOME LEAVE, TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, EDUCATION GRANT FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, ASSIGNMENT GRANT AND RENTAL SUBSIDY.
CANDIDATES APPOINTED TO AN INTERNATIONAL POST WITH PAHO ARE SUBJECT TO MOBILITY AND MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ANY ACTIVITY OR DUTY STATION OF THE ORGANIZATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST.
CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.
Annual salary:(Net of tax)
US$ 69,032 at single rate
US$ 74,130 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment:50.5 % 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.
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.
Currently accepting applications
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