Une Structure de la place recrute 01 Technical Officer, One Health
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||14 Mars 2018|
| Description de l’offre|
Purpose of the Position
Under the broad guidance and support from the Programme Area Manager / Infectious Hazard Management, the purpose of this post is to further contribute to ongoing efforts of stakeholders to develop and/or implement the prevention and control strategies, tools and capacities for zoonosis in line with the One Health strategy. The technical officer will provide support in the area of epidemiological surveillance and response regarding the human-animal-environmental interface, in line with the IHM/WHE plan for 2018. In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support on other high threat emergencies.L’objectif principal de ce poste est de soutenir la collecte, le regroupement, l’agrégation et l’analyse des informations et données relatives à la surveillance de la santé publique afin d’aider à la détection des flambées épidémiques et d’autres situations d’urgence.
* Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective
The mission of the 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.
The Infectious Hazard Management Unit of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for establishing risk mitigation strategies and capacities for priority high-threat infectious hazards, most of which originating from the animal sector. This includes developing and supporting prevention and control strategies, tools and capacities for high-threat infectious hazards, establishing and maintaining experts’ networks to detect, understand and manage new or emerging high threat infectious hazards as well as implementing the One Health approach to prevent and control the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).
* Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on work environment within and outside the organization)
The incumbent is required to maintain cohesion and facilitate effective communication with relevant staff at all levels of the WHO, including relevant technical officers from other clusters in the WHO Regional Office, to ensure timely implementation of 2018 planned activities on One Health agenda and other relevant activities including submission of information products including donor reports if any. S/he functions in close collaboration with medical and technical officers within the WHE programme on the prevention, preparedness and response activities for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and other emergencies under the overall coordination of the IHM.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
* Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)
* Essential: University degree in medicine or veterinary with Master’s or postgraduate degree in epidemiology or Public Health.
*Essential: At least Seven years related experience in implementation of zoonosis or public health surveillance and outbreak investigation and response.
Functional Knowledge and Skills
* Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
Skills proficiency and knowledge in project management and operational planning a multi-partner international context. Broad technical knowledge in medical/veterinary Public Health and/or epidemiology in the context of improving the health of populations and/or health security. Experience and ability to design, evaluate and monitor multi-partners work plans.
*Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required – See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.
Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English or French.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office applications and statistical software.