Job ID 120603
Experience 5 Years
Degree Bachelor Degree
Province or State Kabul
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME:
To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas and emergency/resilience programmes, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Liaise with the national counterparts and stakeholders the development of the Expanded Programme on Immunization plan in the assigned country(ies) and assist Member States to strengthen the evaluation and monitoring of immunization activities.
- Liaise with the Ministry of Health counterparts or other health related interlocutors in the country (ies) the planning and organization of vaccination campaigns.
- Monitor the implementation of planned activities and ensure the availability of potent vaccines as well as the required equipment and injection materials.
- Compile and share the information on the impact of established and newly introduced vaccines in the national immunization schedule of the country and submit project proposals for the extension of existing health-care networks and the strengthening the existing systems.
- Support research in vaccines, including the coordination of clinical trials of new vaccines of relevance to the countries.
- Participate in training and capacity building of national vaccinators in the area of Immunization and Vaccine.
- Contribute to the development and dissemination of guidelines for evaluation of the impact of newly introduced vaccines in the national immunization schedule of Member States.
- Work with Member States to transition WHO-supported vaccine preventable disease surveillance sites/systems to government-supported institutions.
Essential: University degree in a health-related science (medicine or public health) or human biology with specialization on immunization- or vaccine relevant areas.
Desirable: Master’s degree in Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health.
Essential: At least five years’ of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of immunization and vaccine development programmes. Within this experience demonstrated professional experience at the national level providing support to Member States and evaluating vaccine preventable diseases and immunization programmes.
Desirable: First hand working experience in a developing nation.
• Sound knowledge of WHO’s policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting. • Excellent knowledge of disease burden and surveillance for vaccine preventable diseases. • Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities. • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. • Excellent knowledge of Health care systems and safety regulations. • Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of specialty. • Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions. • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Dari. Expert knowledge of Pashto.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 53,759 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- 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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
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- The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
- Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.