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Team Leader (Malaria Case Management)

Libreville | Gabon (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)


Reducing the burden of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and Protection of the Human Environment.


The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and defined priorities\:To provide technical support to designated countries, including but not limited to identifying, adopting, adapting, validating and promoting strategies and innovative approaches to malaria case management, developing and implementing guidelines and operational manuals for case management at the institutional and community level. Supporting conduct of antimalarial therapeutic efficacy testing and post-marketing pharmaco-vigilance, reviewing and disseminating information on medicines safety, and prevention of drug resistance, conducting and facilitating operational research on diagnostics and treatment, and addressing issues related to supply of medicines and diagnostics.To serve as focal point for specific projects of malaria case management with the view to ensure full collaboration between CDS/MAL Team staff and IST staff, regional and country officials, health and other officials, for the effective and efficient implementation of cross-cutting activities toward achieving progress in the fight against malaria.To proactively facilitate the implementation of norms, standards and guidelines as well as to facilitate the documentation, monitoring and evaluation of success, lessons learnt and best practices in malaria case management, and recommending remedial actions and innovative solutions to constraints identified`.To promote information-sharing with relevant stakeholders, e.g. CDS/MAL, IST, regional and country levels, through video-conferencing, informal consultations and, as required, inter-country meetings; ensuring regular reporting and collaborating to the development and maintenance of up-to-date national databases as part of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation activities. As assigned, to take an active role in staff management at the IST level, namely guiding, coaching and motivating staff, promoting effective team work and results, and drawing the director's/coordinator's attention to issues requiring immediate attention and action, within the framework of WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, and AFRO accepted procedures; contributing to managing the Programme Budget within the framework of WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, financial rules and AFRO accepted procedures.To support the IST MAL Team Leader in the development of work plans, budgets and resource mobilization proposals, and as required, to participate in advocacy and resource mobilization activities.To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.



Essential\: Degree in medicine, complemented to specialization or post-graduate qualification in public health.
Desirable\: Post-graduate training or specialization in clinical care, malaria control, malaria case management.


Essential\: At least ten years' practical experience at national and international levels in malaria case management, antimalarial drug resistance complemented by experience in research and analysis, and the development of training tools and databases for monitoring and evaluation purpose; experience in policy formulation and quality management, strategic and policy planning and policy as well as facilitating consultations.
Desirable\: Experience in the field of research and development of health interventions as related to malaria control.


Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, develop and implement norms and standards related to malaria case management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on results, progress, lessons learnt and best practices, and promoting cross-cutting activities. Sound understanding of global and regional issues related to malaria control. Proven track record in the development of effective reporting mechanisms and systems for monitoring and evaluation of results and progress at the sub-regional and country levels. Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners; Proven ability to advocate and mobilize resources. . Proven interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics. Diplomacy, tact and courtesy.

WHO Competencies

Knowing and managing yourself
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Excellent knowledge of French  and good working knowledge of English.


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 84,721 (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 3092 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). The list can be accessed through the link\: http\:// 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.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link\: http\:// 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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Libreville | Gabon (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-10

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