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Technical Officer at World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Objectives Of The Programme

The goal of the MVIP is to assess the feasibility of administering the recommended 4 doses of the vaccine inroutine EPI settings; the vaccine’s potential role in reducing childhood deaths; and its safety in the context of routine use. The strategic objective of the MVIP is to provide final pilot implementation evidence on RTS,Sfeasibility, impact, and safety for submission to the WHO’s SAGE/MPAG aiming for final data submission in 2023, and to support the rapid expansion of RTS,S/AS01 vaccination in MVIP comparison areas. To accomplish this, WHO works closely with PATH in collaboration with the MOH and other partners, to support the introduction of the RTS,S vaccine sub-nationally through EPI programmes in 3 countries (Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana), and works with evaluation partners to collect data to answer questions on the feasibility, impact and safety of RTS,S.

Description Of Duties

As the counterpart to MOH MVIP focal point, supports the overall project coordination and resource management in country. Works closely with the National Government to support scientific, technical and policy aspects of the pilot. In collaboration with PATH and MOH focal points, facilitates work of the Malaria Vaccine Technical Working Group to ensure timely implementation of pilot activities (including expansion of vaccination to comparison areas) across all work streams. Ensures appropriate liaison with Project Coordination Team and partners at global and regional level. Maintains a professional positive atmosphere in the country team. Serves as the focal point for the MVIP team at WHO HQ,AFRO and in the other MVIP WCOs. Serves as the liaison between the MVIP team at country level and headquarters, AFRO and country level partners.Updates the WR and, asrequested, in-country partners on the progress of the MVIP.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential:

Medical degree and Masters’ Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology or other related field.

Desirable:

University degree in Medicine or Doctorate in Health Sciences and Post-Graduate degree in Public Health / outbreak and emergency management /Humanitarian relief/Epidemiology

Experience

Essential:

At least 5 years’ experience of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in malaria and/or immunization programmes in low-resource environments. Demonstrated experience in working with MOH and partners on the development, planning,implementation or monitoring and evaluation of health strategies and programmes. Proven experience to work to deadlines and budgets, in collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders.Excellent communication skills.Experienceusing data for decision making.

Desirable:

Experience in immunization or EPI programmes.Additionalexperience in malaria control.Experience in doing costing and budgeting and working in collaboration with diverse range of stakeholders.

Skills

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques of RTS,S MVIP programmeExcellent capacity in programme management, coordination, and organization.Excellent understanding of malaria and EPI programme, and child health.Ability to work as a team member, and sensitivity to working in a multi-cultural environment.Outstanding communication and team building skills.

Who Competencies

TeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environmentUse of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable

Remuneration

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at MWK 32,101,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

Grade

NO-C

Contractual Arrangement

Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days)

12 months

Job Posting

Sep 7, 2022, 6:19:14 AM

Closing Date

Sep 27, 2022, 2:59:00 PM

Primary Location

Malawi-Lilongwe

Organization

AF_MWI Malawi

Schedule

Full-time

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Objectives Of The Programme

The goal of the MVIP is to assess the feasibility of administering the recommended 4 doses of the vaccine inroutine EPI settings; the vaccine’s potential role in reducing childhood deaths; and its safety in the context of routine use. The strategic objective of the MVIP is to provide final pilot implementation evidence on RTS,Sfeasibility, impact, and safety for submission to the WHO’s SAGE/MPAG aiming for final data submission in 2023, and to support the rapid expansion of RTS,S/AS01 vaccination in MVIP comparison areas. To accomplish this, WHO works closely with PATH in collaboration with the MOH and other partners, to support the introduction of the RTS,S vaccine sub-nationally through EPI programmes in 3 countries (Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana), and works with evaluation partners to collect data to answer questions on the feasibility, impact and safety of RTS,S.

Description Of Duties

As the counterpart to MOH MVIP focal point, supports the overall project coordination and resource management in country. Works closely with the National Government to support scientific, technical and policy aspects of the pilot. In collaboration with PATH and MOH focal points, facilitates work of the Malaria Vaccine Technical Working Group to ensure timely implementation of pilot activities (including expansion of vaccination to comparison areas) across all work streams. Ensures appropriate liaison with Project Coordination Team and partners at global and regional level. Maintains a professional positive atmosphere in the country team. Serves as the focal point for the MVIP team at WHO HQ,AFRO and in the other MVIP WCOs. Serves as the liaison between the MVIP team at country level and headquarters, AFRO and country level partners.Updates the WR and, asrequested, in-country partners on the progress of the MVIP.

Required Qualifications

EducationEssential: Medical degree and Masters’ Degree in Public Health or Epidemiology or other related field.

Desirable: University degree in Medicine or Doctorate in Health Sciences and Post-Graduate degree in Public Health / outbreak and emergency management /Humanitarian relief/Epidemiology

ExperienceEssential:

At least 5 years’ experience of relevant work experience at the national and international levels in malaria and/or immunization programmes in low-resource environments. Demonstrated experience in working with MOH and partners on the development, planning,implementation or monitoring and evaluation of health strategies and programmes. Proven experience to work to deadlines and budgets, in collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders.Excellent communication skills.Experienceusing data for decision making.

Desirable:

Experience in immunization or EPI programmes.Additionalexperience in malaria control.Experience in doing costing and budgeting and working in collaboration with diverse range of stakeholders.

Skills

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques of RTS,S MVIP programmeExcellent capacity in programme management, coordination, and organization.Excellent understanding of malaria and EPI programme, and child health.Ability to work as a team member, and sensitivity to working in a multi-cultural environment.Outstanding communication and team building skills.

Who Competencies

Teamwork

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable

Remuneration

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at MWK 32,101,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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