Deadline: 10 September 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The National Professional Officer will perform the following functions:
- Planning and implementation.
- Technical support for the planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization activities to increase coverage.
- Support the development and implementation of strategies and activities within the cMYP and annual EPI operational work plans.
- Panning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SIAs.
- Technical Support
- Improve routine immunization coverage and strengthen routine immunization systems to achieve set key performance indicators for routine immunization, including for the second year of life (2YL).
- Develop district micro plans for routine immunization.
- Improve planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities (other vaccine-preventable diseases, e.g. measles, etc).
- Polio eradication activities.
- Planning and monitoring of Vaccine preventable disease surveillance activities.
- Data generation and use, surveillance
- Support the national programme to collect, collate, analyses programmatic and surveillance data as part of routine monitoring of programme indicators.
- Support improvements in effectiveness of supportive supervision, (tools, reporting, action).
- Support strategies to improve the availability quality and use of data at all levels.
- Support periodic coverage surveys and operations research.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in a health-related field of study.
- Postgraduate Degree in public health, preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields.
- 5 year’s of experience in EPI/PEI activities or similar roles in a government or non-governmental organization concerned with public health management.
- Experience working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) or in an international organization.
- Knowledge and skills in public health, planning, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
- Familiarity with coordination of multi-agency coordination in mass vaccination campaign exercises.
- Familiarity with vaccine preventable diseases, epidemic prone diseases, diseases targeted for elimination and eradication and their respective control strategies.
- Excellent knowledge of English language.
- Knowledge of local language(s) including creole would be an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.