Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Description of duties:
- To assist the IVE focal point in the overall coordination of VPD technical work, with special emphasis on polio eradication and routine immunization strengthening;
- To strengthen coordination of VPD surveillance monitoring and evaluation activities, including, integrated disease surveillance, laboratory networks, data management, outbreak response, surveillance reviews and other priority activities;
- To support the development of standardized EPI guidelines and tools particularly for VPD surveillance;
- To support the National EPI authorities to develop, implement, monitor evaluate, follow up on progress and constrains in the implementation of national EPI plans, and identify areas that need extra support. Reporting of EPI projects funded by partners at country level;
- To assist in the coordination of high quality supplementary immunization activities with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluation;
- To support capacity building of National EPI staff at central and provincial levels, with special emphasis on VPD surveillance activities;
- To conduct regular field visits to provinces for supportive supervision, programme performance reviews and build capacity of national counterparts to achieve VPD eradication and elimination goals;
- To develop field activities to monitor the implementation of the use of smart phones to reinforce the surveillance system and improve the quality of immunization data;
- Document key achievements and best practices in immunization and polio eradication activities in Angola;
- To perform any other activities as required by the WHO Representative and IVE Focal Point.
- Essential: Medical Doctor with a Post graduate degree in public health from a recognized university with formal training in principles of epidemiology.
- Verification of Educational qualifications: "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".
- Willing and able to travel extensively in all provinces of Angola;
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels
- The candidate must possess good communication skills
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
- Computer software program proficiency: Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Health Mapper and other data base software.
- Proven skills in organizing and providing training programs for public health workers
- Essential: At least seven years experience in public health services delivery with demonstrable experience in the control of vaccine preventable diseases.
- Desirable: Field experience in the immunization, epidemiology and disease control surveillance activities, , Experience in working with polio eradication, measles control or other vaccine preventable disease programme. Experience with WHO in Africa would be a asset.
- knowledge of Portuguese and good working knowledge of French and English.