Deadline: 20 April 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Unit Chief, HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Washington, D.C., United States. 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 Unit Chief, HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical, policy and strategic advice, leadership and programmatic direction for all aspects of work related to the HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (HT) Unit by planning, implementing, resourcing, and monitoring work plans consistent with country needs and the Organization’s overall Strategic Plan, with the aim of strengthening public health, evidence-based, data driven and human rights compliant responses to those epidemics in all countries of the Region of the Americas.
- Provide strategic guidance and advice to Member States for the implementation of interventions aimed at prevention, control and elimination of selected communicable diseases and their comorbidities, as indicated in the Sustainable Development Agenda, in WHO Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and to End TB, in PAHO’s Strategic Plan, and in view of the specific Resolutions endorsed by PAHO Member States.
- Provide technical and policy advice and oversee the definition and establishment of the objectives, strategies, plans and budgets of each area of work within the HT Unit and related to PAHO’s Elimination Initiative, ensure that the strategies and objectives are aligned with the Organization’s mission, vision, values, policies, strategies, business needs and priorities as well as the Organization’s Strategic Plan in order to guarantee continuing operations and maximize results.
- Coordinate the management of resources to achieve the short, medium, and long-term objectives identified in PAHO’s Strategic Plan, managing specific portfolio activities, and ensuring the reporting of results, information and analyses.
- Facilitate and coordinate interdepartmental and interprogrammatic collaboration, including the establishment and coordination of functional teams and technical working groups, whose areas of work relate to goals and objectives of the HT Unit and/or the Organization’s Elimination Initiative.
- Facilitate and coordinate the functions of technical and strategic advisory groups, comprising regional independent experts who will provide guidance and advice to the Organization on matters related to the areas of work of the HT Unit.
- Support the development, implementation and dissemination at sub regional and country level of evidence based technical standards for the management of communicable diseases, especially HIV, TB, STIs and viral hepatitis.
Applicant must have:
- University Degree in a health-related discipline, and a Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases or a health science related to the functions of the post, from a recognized institution.
- Doctoral Degree in public health would be an asset.
- 13 year’s combined national and international progressively responsible experience in management of communicable diseases, including the detection, diagnosis, treatment and control of HIV/AIDS, TB, STI, and Viral Hepatitis, development and evaluation of policies and programs for prevention, control and elimination of communicable diseases.
- Experience must also include the application of epidemiological methods to disease surveillance and public health program planning and evaluation.
- Extensive progressive expertise at a senior decision-making level in prevention, control, management and elimination of diseases, including the management of public health programs at regional, subregional and country level.
- Experience in management of communicable diseases during the occurrence of natural disasters and outbreaks to prevent the interruption of essential periodic activities aimed towards the control and elimination of priority public health diseases.
- Extensive expertise in senior progressively responsible positions in the management of infectious diseases programs, projects and\or initiatives.
- Expertise in administrative and technical matters requiring sensitive negotiation with public health and government officials and other national and international bodies.
- Skill in the creation and integration of administrative procedures for the delivery of highest quality results from the teams, as well as experience in resource mobilization (including fundraising and partner collaboration) and financial management for the delivery of expected results.
- Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.
- Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.