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National Professional Officer, Communicable Diseases (UZB)
Closing date: 2016-11-06Application : Apply for the job
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No:EURO/16/FT644
Title: National Professional Officer, Communicable Diseases (UZB)
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: One year (*please see under additional information)
Date:19 October 2016
Application Deadline:6 November 2016
(17 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Organization unit:EU Europe (EU) /
EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO)
Division of Health Emergencies & Communicable Diseases (DEC)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The WHO Country Office supports the Member State to shape its health policy in line with WHO's principles and values and advocates for an integrated approach to health development. By means of a single, unified and functionally integrated country representation, WHO facilitates the implementation of the Biennial Collaborative Agreement (BCA) with the Member State and its corresponding country workplan.
As part of the overall BCA priorities, and within the context of the strategic objective to reduce the health, social and economic burden of communicable diseases, the WHO Country Office in Uzbekistan supports the Ministry of Health in developing policies and strategies for maximizing the delivery and use of vaccines of public health importance, in acquiring the necessary skills, competence and infrastructure to implement these policies and strategies and achieve diseases control, elimination and eradication targets.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the WHO Representative/Head of WHO Country Office and the Programme Manager, Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Immunization (VPI), Division of Health Emergencies & Communicable Diseases (DEC), the incumbent will perform the following duties:
- To give specific support to regional projects, including support to countries in capacity-building;
- To coordinate with MOH counterparts joint actions such as working groups, roundtables, meetings to facilitate vaccines and immunization projects implementation process at national and district levels, with emphasis on documenting experience for later review;
- To facilitate smooth information flow of BCA and other VPI activities between MOH and other involved institutions through sharing of reports, meetings etc.;
- To deal with and facilitate the missions for WHO staff and external consultants addressing vaccines and immunization programme areas, monitoring and following- up their recommendations;
- Jointly with MOH counterparts, to undertake regular monitoring of the implementation of BCA and VPI and Country Office work plans;
- To facilitate partnership and coordination between MOH and partners involved in vaccines and immunization programme areas;
- To draft/write regular reports and updates to WHO/CO and to the Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme management;
- To provide assistance in other communicable disease areas under guidance and approval of line management.
University degree in medicine or other relevant health related university degree.
Post graduate training in public health, communicable diseases or a related subject.
1. Knowledge and/or experience in public health with emphasis on communicable diseases control and vaccinations, and related issues.
2. Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent computer skills including office software applications.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way - To speak and write clearly, adapting communication style and content so they are appropriate to the need of intended audience, and conveys information and opinions in a structured and credible way. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
2) Producing results - To demonstrate a systematic and efficient approach to work, producing high-quality and workable solutions to meet objectives. To monitor own progress against objectives, taking corrective action and responsibility for own work. Ability to identify priorities and adapt them to realistic objectives/timelines.
3) Moving forward in a changing environment - To be receptive to new and innovative ideas and working methods, and support changes as opportunity for improvement. To proactively seek and apply new methods and technologies to improve work process. Excellent organization and analytical skills, complemented by sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
4) Fostering integration and teamwork - To promote information sharing, ensuring that all concerned are aware of specific situations, problems and needs with a view to achieve results and meet objectives. Willingness to share workload with others. Flexibility and adaptability.
At least 4 years' experience in the implementation of vaccination programmes or control of communicable diseases activities, in a public health context.
Experience of working with WHO programmes in communicable diseases or vaccination.
Excellent knowledge of Russian and English.
Working knowledge of local Uzbek language.
Knowledge of other WHO/EURO official languages an asset.
This a National Professional Officer position. Only applications from nationals of Uzbekistan will be accepted. Please REFRAIN
from applying if you are not a national of Uzbekistan.
* Any extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of
Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a
written test and/or presentation prior to final interview.
Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.
Similar posts could be filled using this vacancy notice.
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/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
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Annual salary:(Net of tax)
USD 26339 at single rate
N/a with primary dependants
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
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