Deadline: 17 July 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer (Infectious Hazard Management) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The duration of this post is 24 months.
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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The National Professional Officer (Infectious Hazard Management) will perform the following functions:
- Preparedness and Response Interventions at national and subnational level:
- Support the development, implementation and evaluation of the national strategies and workplans pertaining to the prevention and control of high threat infectious diseases of epidemic & pandemic potential or infectious risks especially Influenza, Antimicrobial Resistance and the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage infectious hazards, interventions in high-risks groups and recommend measures for special attention, ensuring compliance with global/regional IHM strategies.
- Support the adaptation of IHM global policies, concepts, tools and strategies and manage their implementation at the country level, for the prevention and, where feasible, elimination of diseases/epidemic risks to improve approaches and methods of controlling epidemics.
- Provide technical guidance in close coordination with technical units with WCO Nepal and Regional Office for the vaccination campaign, enhanced surveillance, infection control (including personal protection), enhanced sanitation and hygiene, food safety, increased provision of water and/or nutrients, prepositioning of drugs and medical supplies, vector control in emergency/humanitarian settings to prevent or mitigate infectious hazard risks.
- Risk Mitigation and Coordination:
- Support the strengthening of risk assessment and health information management mechanisms to monitor the prevention, early detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks.
- Promote multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches and activities with key partners, at the country level, such as OIE, FAO, ICAO to ensure the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacities in line with IHR (2005) requirements for infectious hazard management.
- Support the development of technically sound and socio-culturally appropriate partnership strategies to induce, engage and empower stakeholders in the prevention, mitigation and control of infectious hazards and the relevant risks.
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Applicants must have:
- University Degree in medicine or a human health-related field with clinical training.
- Master’s or postgraduate qualification in Community Medicine / Public / International / Global Health or Epidemiology or other related fields.
- At least 2 year’s of relevant experience in health sector projects/programmes, including 1 year of experience in managing preparedness and response interventions related to public health emergencies or Infectious Hazard Management.
- Experience working in emergency setting with relevant experience in the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005).
- Experience of working in international organizations preferably in WHO / the UN System would be an asset.
- Skills in the use of database, statistical and epidemiological analysis software.
- Proficiency in the use of office productivity, web and ERP applications.
- Expert knowledge of English and Nepalese.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.
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