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Health Emergencies Programme hires 01 Surveillance Officer

Health Emergencies Programme hires 01 Surveillance Officer

Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 03 Octobre 2017

Description de l’offre
Job Description – Surveillance Officer (1702916)

Surveillance Officer – (1702916)

Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment
Contract duration: 12 MONTHS
Closing Date: Oct 3, 2017, 9:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Senegal-Dakar
Other Locations: Kenya-Nairobi
Organization: AF/WHE WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)
Schedule: Full-time



The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.


Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to needs:Coordinate all aspects of early detection of acute public health events, including but not limited to event-based surveillance; verification and risk assessment; monitoring; and information-sharing on events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern.Conduct emergency epidemiological field risk-assessment missions as required. Collaborate and Coordinate activities with staff at sub-regional level to foster [a] the effective implementation of WHO-wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools for detecting, verifying, assessing and monitoring events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern in line with the operational requirements of IHR; and [b] the definition of institutional strategies and analysis linked to the formulation of briefing documents and materials; situation analyses; and convening multi-disciplinary risk assessment, as appropriate.As delegated, play a key role in activities such as but not limited [a] providing technical guidance to further the development and utilization of WHO Event Management system (EMS) and Event Information System (EIS) and other event-based surveillance systems; [c] encouraging or promoting the implementation of new approaches and innovative methods to systematically detect and assess events of potential significance to international public health, with emphasis on building partnerships networks; [d] elaborating state-of-the-art processes to critically monitor and evaluate performance and results of epidemic intelligence activities; [e] enhancing and encouraging sub-regional information sharing as a key component of promoting and nurturing a culture of multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches within WHO and with key partners.Strengthen the use and analysis of IDSR data in order to [a] enhance early warning and response networks in the sub-region; [b] complement the event based surveillance with effective use of IDSR data; [c] provide guidance to countries in rolling-out electronic disease surveillance; [d] analyze IDSR data and provide written feedback to countries; [e] build capacity of countries in event based and indicator based surveillance (EBS & IBS); and [f] prepare report on the status of EBS and IBS in the sub-region.Build capacity for emergency public health information management- Develop and provide capacity building and training to colleagues within WHO and partners, including Ministries of Health, with focus on enhancing epidemiology and information management core competencies; and stimulate collaboration with officials at the regional and national levels, to ensure a coordinated response using standardized, innovative information systems and tools.Play a key role in activities such as but not limited to [a] representing WHO in coordination forums with partners involved in epidemiology, applying quantitative methods and information management in emergencies in the sub-region Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.



Essential: MD with post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology or related discipline. Or PhD degree in epidemiology, public health, international health or related discipline.
Desirable: Experience of conducting event-based surveillance and risk assessment.


Essential: At least seven years’ experience with successful track record in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events; epidemic surveillance at the national and/or international levels plus demonstrated field experience in the context of large epidemics or public health crisis at the national and international levels.
Desirable: Field experience in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events experience in resource limited countries; experience of working with event-based surveillance; good understanding in inter-agency collaboration or in WHO, UN, UN Agencies or other international organisations.

Demonstrated ability to interact in complex situations involving technical, cultural and political elements. Sound analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of surveillance issues and emerging diseases in international context. Willingness to deploy at short notice in support of international emergency health interventions. Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills. Proven ability to work and produce results under pressure in critical situations. Tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Knowing and managing yourself
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English or French.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of English or French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 70,647 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2284 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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). 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.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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