Specialist, Global Fund and Communicable Disease Research at WHO, Washington, D.C., United States

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Deadline: 27 September 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Specialist, Global Fund and Communicable Disease Research in Washington, D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 11 months.

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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Specialist, Global Fund and Communicable Disease Research will perform the following functions-

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  • Provide technical support in the design, negotiation and implementation of technical cooperation projects and research protocols, including resource coordination, performance monitoring and assessment.
  • Provide strategic support and inputs to develop new programs and operational research project initiatives to support the research agenda of the Department.
  • Contribute to the development, preparation and implementation of the department’s biennium research plan in order to facilitate a consistent and standard approach to program management.
  • Ensure that projects and research protocols managed are executed according to action plans and within established dates.
  • Review technical project proposals, research protocols and agreements ensuring that these are aligned with the Organization’s program of work and priorities.
  • Provide support and follow up all implementation activities of the WHO/Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria Cooperation Agreement in the Region.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or social science from a recognized university.
  • 5 years of combined national and international experience in the field of health planning, project management, epidemiology, disease prevention and control programs or in the administration of health services related to communicable diseases.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.
  • Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Project, SPSS and Epi-Info would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of French and Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.