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Technical Officer (AMR Monitoring and Evaluation)

Geneva

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-24

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and the 13th Global Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) and other United Nations and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goals and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health National Action Plans for the Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions, including the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development in their health and development agendas in partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners. The Department of AMR Surveillance, Prevention and Control (SPC) leads the implementation efforts of National Action Plans on AMR as the backbone to achieving the five objectives of the Global Action Plan on AMR; reinforces strategic country-level capacity to mitigate the spread of AMR in health facilities and communities; coordinates global surveillance and consumption monitoring efforts across the human-animal interface to support the One Health response to antimicrobial resistance; monitors and reports on national and global progress towards achievement of the GAP, the triple billion targets of WHO's 13th Global Programme of Work and the Sustainable Development Goals. National Action Plans/Monitoring and Evaluation (NPM)Unit: Helps the Member States develop, implement, and monitor their multisectoral national action plans on AMR, as well as monitor and report on global progress in achieving the five strategic objectives of the Global Action Plan on AMR. The M&E Team provides guidance to countries on monitoring the implementation of their multisectoral national action plans; tracks national-level progress by administering and publishing the results of the annual Tracking AMR Country Self-Assessment Survey (TrACSS); tracks global progress by collecting and reporting on AMR indicators from the Tripartite Global M&E Framework; GPW13; and SDG 3.d.2; coordinates and publish data in an AMR data portal within the Global Health Observatory. The National Action Plans (NAPs) Team advances progress in the implementation of national AMR plans by coordinating with WHO HQ technical teams, regional office AMR teams, supporting progress by providing targeted in-country technical assistance, building the evidence base through sharing information, lessons learned and best practices; and leading, advocating and communicating to further advance complementary programming.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Generic Duties:

  • Provide input to the work program in the area of Public health in the assigned region/country(ies) and assist the Responsible Officer in the successful implementation of national health systems and public health policies.
  • Undertake research on public health topics to facilitate the development and implementation of public health programmes and activities.
  • Draft, revise and further develop public health guidelines and national strategies and provide recommendations on a plan of action for improvement in the existing public health policies and health systems.
  • Monitor work plans and budgets, including resource mobilization for the work programme, and follow up on the implementation of planned activities.
  • Conduct data analyses and information on best practices and partners' experiences in implementing sustainable Public health systems and disseminate information participating in capacity building in the area of Public health systems and the management and financing of the systems.
  • Analyze and evaluate best practices from a variety of public health databanks and information related to disease outbreaks; identify disease sources and provide recommendations concerning appropriate response to identified risks, and implementation of preventative measures and prepare reportsConduct a variety of community outreach activities concerning the extension of healthcare networks.
  • Serve as a technical resource at the counterpart level concerning communicable diseases in the country(ies); respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Specific duties:-

  • Provide technical support for specific country guidance projects on NAP implementation and monitoring and for the development of policy briefs on consideration of gender, disability, social inclusion, and vulnerable populations in AMR NAPs; for NAP implementation country assessment missions; and for cross-sector implementation of AMR-related activities;
  • Manage the development, administering, analysis and reporting of the Tracking AMR CountrySelf-Assessment Survey (TrACSS) and results;
  • Support the monitoring of and reporting on AMR indicators, other internal WHO indicators and targets, and support the management of the AMR indicator repository and database.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: A first-level university degree in Health (medicine or public health or science or related field like microbiology).
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters's level or above) in Health (medicine or public health or global health or related field). An advanced university degree (Masters's level or above) in Microbiology. Additional training in antimicrobial resistance. Additional training in monitoring and evaluation.

Experience

Essential: At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in public health, developing public health capacity and policies/strategies that promote health and preventative measures, investigation, surveillance, preparedness and control, and monitoring of various diseases. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Demonstrated experience working with other UN agencies and international partner agencies.
Desirable: Experience working with regional and country-level offices. Experience working in the area of antimicrobial resistance. Experience working with multiple agencies and collaborating on common objectives.

Skills

  • Knowledge of global, regional and country-level situations with regard to public health systems development and management with a good understanding of regional and relevant country's needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the headquarters, regional office and country office setting.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, and make conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.
  • Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Excellent knowledge of Health care systems, economics and policy.
  • Excellent understanding of Microbiology.
  • Excellent understanding of the issue of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of speciality.
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation for public health programmes.Public speaking techniques.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Team spirit and time management skills.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

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 62,692 (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 3730 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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