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Job Post at World Health Organization Tanzania , May 2017


NPO - Hiv/Aids - (1700996)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the WHO Regional Office and the CDS Cluster are to assist Member States to rapidly scale up access to treatment and care whilst accelerating prevention and strengthening health systems to make the health sector response to HIV/AIDS more effective and comprehensive. This includes the provision of intensified technical and resource mobilization support to Member States in an effective, appropriate and timely manner, by increasing WHO technical assistance and resources at country level to assist the government and other key partners in developing and implementing a national scale-up plan for HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent's duties shall be to:1) Support the Ministries of Health (Mainland & Zanzibar) in developing strategies for increased and equitable access to HIV prevention services within the health sector (HIV Testing and Counseling, blood safety, STI management, voluntary medical male circumcision, positive health dignity and prevention etc.)2) Provision of quality policy advice and technical support to national authorities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to formulate strategies for HIV interventions for key affected populations 3) Assist the Ministries of Health to build technical skills as well as strengthening organizational capacity for planning and designing routine HIV drug resistance surveillance.4) Provide guidance and technical support for monitoring and evaluation (M & E) for implementation of health sector component of the national response to HIV/AIDS 5) To contribute to the work of the AIDS programme related to operational research and the documentation of best practices in HIV prevention, treatment and care;6) Prepare monthly progress reports of activities accomplished.7) Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be assigned from time to time
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in medicine plus masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Socio medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Desirable: --> Postgraduate qualification in Public Health
Experience

Essential: - Minimum of 7 years practical experience in planning, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities.- Experience working with the Ministry of Health, international agency or NGO,
Desirable: --> Experience with the UN and knowledge of UN processes is an advantage.Substantial experience of working in collaboration with National Ministries, Non-Governmental, andother UN OrganizationExperience of the procedures and practices of the World Health Organization
Skills

- In-depth knowledge and understanding of the local, regional and global responses to HIV and AIDS;- Proven competence in epidemiological surveillance, research and/or modern training skills.- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships,- Ability to establish harmonious working relationships and to function within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;- Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and prepare strategic information and reports for decision makers;- Advanced skills in complex database development and maintenance; - Ability to achieve consensus and coordination through team building;- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
WHO Competencies

Producing results
Teamwork
Communication
Knowing and managing yourself
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Swahili.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at TZS ########### (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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 will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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