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OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE / DEPARTMENT
Thisrequisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO) / Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinantsof Health Department (CDE) promotes, coordinates, and implements technicalcooperation activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention, control,and elimination of communicable diseases and zoonosis that are technicallysound and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context in which theyare implemented.
It strives to achieve asustainable impact on health by providing normative guidance, furthering theimplementation of evidence-
based interventions, and fostering alliances thatstrengthen country capacity, improve the effectiveness of inter-countrycollaboration, and facilitate policy and decision-
making processes throughimproved health information coverage, analysis and quality at all levels.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of the PAHO / WHORepresentative (PWR), and the general supervision of the Unit Chief, Neglected,Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases (CDE / VT), the incumbent is responsible for,but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties :
Provide technical support for the provision of technicalcooperation to the Ministry of Health and other institutions of the nationalhealth system for the implementation of the National Plan for Elimination andPrevention of Re-
Prepare, compile and present mid-term and annualtechnical performance progress reports which include the following informationamong others summary of technical support, key accomplishments and indicatorsachieved, description of capacity-
Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Essential : A university degree in a health science from arecognized institution.
Desirable : A master’s degree in public health entomology,vector management, vector-borne and / or neglected epidemiology, would be anasset.
In the event that your candidature is retained for aninterview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of thedegree(s) / diploma(s) / certificate(s) required for this position.
WHO, only considers higher educationalqualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the WorldHigher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the InternationalAssociation of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific andCultural Organization (UNESCO).
The listcan be accessed through the link :
Essential : Seven years of combined national andinternational experience in disease control programs, with emphasis on thedesign, implementation or evaluation of control or elimination plans for vectorborne diseases
Desirable : Experience working on malaria elimination orcontrol projects and programs would be an asset.
PAHO Competencies :
is accountable for work carried out in line with own roleand responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues andcounterparts.
examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considersissues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.
tactfully resolvesconflicts between or with others and takes action to reduce any possibletension; effectively builds a rapport with individuals and teams, establishinggood personal and professional relationships, as well as minimizing risk ofpotential conflict.
considers knowledge sharing as a constructive workingmethod and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.
displays a high level of self-awareness in response to positiveand negative feedback, accepts negative feedback positively, moving forwardquickly and constructively.
shows rapid understanding of new and / or complexinformation relevant to job.
Producing Results - Monitors own and others’ work in asystematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.
Aligns projects with Organization’s missionand objectives. Consistently solves own and team’s problems effectively asneeded.
Challenges self and team todeliver high quality results, in line with Organizational goals. Welcomes challenges to produce newresults.
Shows awareness of own role andclarifies roles of team members in relation to project’s expected results.Shows awareness of own role and clarifies roles of team members in relation toproject’s expected results.
Consultscounterparts as required and takes responsibility for work of own team.Demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work onexternal and internal counterparts.
Proactively engages in projects andinitiatives, accepting demanding goals, in line with Organizational Strategiesand Program of Work.
Demonstrates accountability for work of team and sets anexample, while explicitly articulating lessons learnt for own and team’sbenefit.
Technical Expertise :
Technical and professional expertise and skills inepidemiology of communicable diseases, especially of Malaria epidemiology,prevention, control, elimination and patient management and care.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of internationaltechnical cooperation on planning, assessment and evaluation of public healthprograms with emphasis on Malaria and on the implementation of Malariaprevention strategies at, national, subnational and local level.
Excellent data base management and reporting skills
Ability to apply principles of epidemiologic surveillanceand operational research, mainly on infectious diseases aiming vector-bornediseases.
Strong professional oral and writing skills, includingthe development of reports, funding reports, oral presentations, andtechnical / persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of theOrganization.
Very good knowledge of Spanish and working knowledge inEnglish. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset.
IT Skills :
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer andutilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint,SharePoint and Outlook.
Other IT skills and knowledge of other softwareprograms such as Access, Epi-Info, Tableau and Project would be an asset.
US$1,395.40 This amount is to be considered as indicativesince variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due tocurrency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
Thisvacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same gradelevel
Onlycandidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Awritten test may be used as a form of screening.
Any appointment / extensionof appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.
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PAHO / WHOis committed to workforce diversity.
PAHO / WHOhas a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any formof tobacco.
Applicationsfrom women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States areparticularly encouraged.
All applicants are requiredto complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.