Medical Officer (Tub)
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEReducing the burden of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and the Protection of the Human Environment.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and priorities\:To provide technical support to countries for the development and implementation of TB prevention and control strategies and interventions as part of health sector development plans and essential health services packages aimed at scaling up access to TB diagnosis and treatment.To strengthen countries capacity in the development and implementation of effective methods for data collection to ensure the use of standard quality-assured data for surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of TB and TB prevention and control measures, as well as TB/HIV collaborative activities .To serve as focal point for TB epidemiology and TB prevention and control policies, strategies and interventions, including but not limited to providing advice and guidance on related issues, with emphasis on cost-effective, evidence based and affordable interventions and approaches, and promoting research to improve implementation of TB control measures in countries.To develop and update norms and standards related to TB prevention and control measures, providing expertise and developing/revising guidelines; to proactively facilitate the implementation of norms and standards and ensure the monitoring and evaluation of TB prevention and control measures, including but not limited to giving technical expertise and advice to Member States and partners, regional and sub-regional networks .To encourage close collaboration and cross-cutting activities at the regional and country levels, by promoting information-sharing on TB prevention and control, including TB/HIV collaborative activities through video-conferencing, informal consultations and, intercountry meetings, and ensuring regular reporting on the situation of TB epidemiology and control in the African Region, by developing/collaborating to the development and maintenance of up-to-date regional and national surveillance and database systems as part of advancing research and development on new/improved tools and strategies for successful TB control.Within the delegated authority, to work in partnership with development partners, including contributing expertise and technical information for the effective and successful implementation of TB prevention and control measures including TB/HIV collaborative activities, with particular attention to needs, gaps, priority areas, progress, results and constraints.To collaborate on the elaboration and implementation of resource mobilization and advocacy strategies, as well as providing advice and guidance to countries, on resource mobilization and advocacy strategies.To support the implementation of WHO Resolutions pertaining to TB prevention and control at the regional and country levels in a proactive manner.To support the Coordinator in the development of work plans and budgetary proposals, as required.To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
EducationEssential\: Degree in medicine, with post-graduate qualification in epidemiology, public health and/or training in lung diseases including tuberculosis control or a related field.
Desirable\: Post-graduate training on Tuberculosis, MDR-TB and/or TB/HIV.
ExperienceEssential\: At least seven years' practical experience at the national and/or international levels in the field of TB prevention and control complemented by experience in one or more of the following areas\: policy and strategy formulation implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation policy planning and policy as well as facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations.
Desirable\: Experience in research and analysis, statistics. Experience in leadership positions and management of donor supported programmes.
SkillsDemonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and implement norms and standards related to TB prevention and control measures, monitoring and reporting on results, progress, lessons learnt and obstacles. Proven track record in the development and implementation of effective mechanisms and systems for monitoring and evaluation and assessment of progress at the regional and country levels. Sound understanding of global and regional issues related to TB epidemiology and control and health, social and economic dimensions. 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 in resource-limited contexts; and to participate in advocacy and resource mobilization activities. 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.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Expert knowledge of English with working knowledge of French or
Expert knowledge of French with working knowledge of English orExpert knowledge in Portuguese with working knowledge of English and French.
REMUNERATIONWHO 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 72,637 (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 3226 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.
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