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Medical Officer, Reproductive Health (position no 305660)

Cairo (Egypt)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To provide technical support for building national capacity in reproductive health programme development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and other related issues in response to regional and national needs and priorities.Purpose of the Post:To contribute to strengthening national capacity in reproductive health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and developing new evidence, products, technologies, interventions and delivery approaches of relevance. Organizational Context:Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and overall guidance of Director, Health Protection and Promotion, the incumbent will assist in creating national capacities on reproductive health monitoring and evaluation that facilitate needs assessment and programme development. Description of duties: Under the direct supervision of Coordinator, MCH and the overall guidance of DHP, the incumbent will perform the following duties:- Assess reproductive health strategies and activities in Member States and identify innovative approaches and models which can be integrated into the Regional Office's activities to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve health through the life course.- Facilitate coordinated responses by collaborating agencies and alignment of programme activities by building powerful and reliable information on reproductive health ensuring the leading role of WHO. - Establish meaningful metrics to assess reproductive health programmes demonstrating rigor and creative engagement with the national authorities with specific focus on priority issues. - Establish regional databases on reproductive health that serve an array of related technical and social activities.- Identify and evaluate research opportunities encouraging national counterparts to seek new scientific courses of investigation, building both capacity and sustainability.- Provide the needed technical support to strengthen the capacity of Member States in the area of evidence, information and research in reproductive health, including maternal and neonatal health and family planning.- Conduct field missions to strengthen national reproductive health information systems. Achievement activities include: Create analytical measures for reproductive health programmes, identify and promote national research opportunities, establish regional databases on reproductive health, and provide technical advice to national counterparts. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: University degree in Medicine and Master's degree in Public Health, or Reproductive Health, or Obstetrics and Gynecology.Desirable: Training in Maternal and Child Health.WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. Skills: Competencies:WHO global competencies model athttp://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf1) Communicating in a credible and effective way.2) Producing results.3) Moving forward in a changing environment.4) Fostering integration and teamwork5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesFunctional Skills and Knowledge:- Broad knowledge of reproductive health programmes. - Proven skills in management, training and research.- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationship with national and international counterparts.- Leadership skills in the field of reproductive health research and information. - Initiative and adaptability to work in developing countries.- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to work smoothly in difficult working environment. - Proven skills in report writing. Other Skills (e.g. IT):Proficiency in MS Office and data management. Experience: Essential: At least seven years combined experience at national and international levels in the field of reproductive health and research, including maternal and neonatal health and family planning.Desirable: Experience in programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and training. Languages: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Arabic or French is desirable. Additional Information: - Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.- Interviews will include competency-based questions. - Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:http://www.who.int Click on: . to learn more about WHO's operations http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date Post Adjustment: 31.9 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-21

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