Deadline: 8 June 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Maputo, Mozambique. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical support to enhance early warning/disease Surveillance for timely detection and response to disease outbreaks and on-going emergencies (IDSR diseases, natural disasters (flooding, cyclone, malnutrition and other disasters) and International Health Regulation 2005 (IHR).
- Support capacity building for provinces and districts that could contribute to enhance surveillance (e-IDSR, community surveillance and event based surveillance), outbreak investigation, proper case management, coordination and IHR.
- Strengthen Epidemic preparedness and response to epidemic prone diseases to reduce mortality, morbidity especially due to the impact of outbreaks and or public health.
- Ensure the utilization of reliable information, evidence, innovation and knowledge for improving population health outcomes, throughout the full cycle of the emergency response.
- Adapt guidelines and prepare tools as required, including the country office business continuity plan, in collaboration with WHO Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) program units advising on consolidation of needs as part of a single national plan and estimating the budget promote coordination with technical teams and financial partners for the implementation of preparedness activities.
- Provide guidance and technical support to the Ministry of Health for the development of operational readiness strategies and activities in the context of acute and protracted humanitarian emergencies, facilitate simulation exercises to test the emergency response framework.
- Provide analysis of public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners including on challenges and operational course corrections as required.8. Document lessons learnt in the field.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in Medicine, Nursing Laboratory, Environmental Health or other Health related areas.
- Master’s in Field Epidemiology or MPH or Training in emergency preparedness and response/disaster.
- 5 year’s relevant experience of relevant experience in field epidemiology, disease surveillance, public health emergency management or related field.
- Work experience with national authorities and or previous work in health emergencies in emergency preparedness (all-hazards approach) and response work will be an asset.
- Relevant work experience in WHO and/or UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
- Proven experience to function within multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Extensive knowledge of electronic data analysis tools.
- Proven ability to coordinate and manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.
- Good tactical thinking with the ability to formulate clear and comprehensive strategies and plans.
- Demonstrate organizational skills with the ability to multitask and produce results under pressure.
- Expert knowledge of Portuguese and intermediate in English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.