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EMERGENCY ROSTER - LABORATORY TECHNICAL OFFICER, P4

Posting Title: EMERGENCY ROSTER - LABORATORY TECHNICAL OFFICER, P4
Department/Office/Programme: HQ Headquarters (HQ), HQ/WHE WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
Duty Station: Multiple duty stations, various
Deadline: 12 August 2016
Reference Link: https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp…
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.
Education:
Essential:
Advanced University degree (Master's level or above) in life science, medicine or medical virology from an accredited/ recognized institute. Certified training or qualification in molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, infectious diseases, and/or epidemiology and laboratory techniques.
Desirable:
Master's level degree in Public Health or health related field.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Experience:
Essential:
At least seven years of practical and operational application and management of laboratory services, laboratory diagnosis of communicable diseases at the national and international levels. Some related experience in outbreaks and/or health emergency response of international impact.
Desirable
Experience in establishing or improving laboratory infrastructure for microbiology and/or detection of infectious diseases.
Experience in planning and implementing laboratory trainings at national and regional levels.
Experience in evaluating novel diagnostics assays for emergency use authorization during outbreak response. Previous experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs, particularly in developing countries.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English or French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
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