National Professional Officer (Public Health) - Two positions

Grade: NO-B 
Contract type: Temporary appointment 
Duration of contract:  6 months* (please refer to additional information) 
Date: 3 October 2016 
Application Deadline: 17 October 2016 
Duty Station:  Khartoum, Sudan 
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SUD WHO Representative's Office, Sudan (EM_SUD)
Department of Health Emergencies (WHE)
The overall goal of WHO's Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme is to minimize the health consequences of emergencies due to any biological, natural, technological or societal hazard. Collective and sound health emergency and disaster risk management is essential to health security, to sustainable development and to building the resilience of communities, countries and health systems. 
The objectives of WHO's WE Programme are: to help Member States build their capacity 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 minimize the impact on the health of affected populations. WHO's Health Emergencies Programme directs all of the Organization's work in health emergency risk management, with an all-hazards approach comprising risk reduction, preparedness, readiness, response and early recovery activities, and with a particular emphasis on the identification and mitigation of infectious hazards and risks. 
The Programme is responsible for establishing and managing WHO's operational capacity in acute and protracted emergencies, setting overall strategy and ensuring appropriate operational planning, managing field operations, developing and ensuring adherence to technical standards, and ensuring risk and performance monitoring. The Programme engages in relevant partnerships and inter-agency processes, recognizing that its impact should be optimized by coordinating, leveraging and facilitating the implementation roles of other local, national and international entities and partners best positioned to deliver the relevant clinical or other public health services. WHO's WHE Programme integrates and operates under the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence in the serving populations affected by outbreaks.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:
To provide technical advice in planning and implementation of the WHO's Emergency program activities in Sudan. 
Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Humanitarian (EHA)Coordinator, Sudan and technical guidance of the Manager, Emergency Management and Support at WHE/EMRO and the overall guidance of WHO Representative in Sudan, the incumbent will provide technical advice in planning and implementation of the WHO's Emergency program activities in Sudan. S/He is expected to coordinate activities in the designated areas and ensures that public health assistance is in line with international standards and local priorities by building the required capacities at the national level, producing and analyzing information on health threats, activities and outcomes, the functions can contribute to rapidly identifying and filling critical gaps in the health response during and after crisis. S/he is expected to perform his/her duties and responsibilities with highest degree of efficiency and sound judgment. The incumbent will be in close contact with the WHO field office staff, MOH and other humanitarian actors present in the country and may represent WHO in meetings with counterparts. 
Summary of Assigned Duties:
1-Manages data collection and analysis, including developing and reviewing various technical reports and documentation, achieving results such as:
-Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysis of data and recommendation of action. 
-Coordination of teams working on maintaining, assessing, improving and developing public health surveillance systems and registries. 
- Design implementation, follow up and reporting on assessments relevant to the health of displaced people or other population groups affected by crisis.
-Technical reviews of programme plans, reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the programme
-Comprehensive qualitative and quantitative periodic reports according to WHO developed indicators on activities in public health facilities.
2-Manages capacity building initiatives for health personnel in various health facilities and also camps, achieving results such as:
-Identification of training needs for respective target audiences and development of comprehensive plans for capacity building. 
-Preparation of training material tailored to the specific needs. 
-Arrangement and delivery of capacity building activities for health personnel in the camps and in health facilities located in the host communities
-Follow up and impact analysis on the WHO training workshops for different health care providers
3-Monitors and coordinates the implementation of planned activities, national campaigns and field action, achieving results such as: 
-Collaboration with health partners to ensure that humanitarian and public health assistance is in line with international priorities.
-Identification of priority health and nutrition-related issues among the affected population and ensuring that these are properly addressed in an integrated primary healthcare approach.
-Plan and delivery of interventions to solve urgent problems identified during the analysis phase.
-Meetings (including field meetings) with the national counterparts and UN stakeholders for planning, conducting and reprogramming of collaborative actions. Preparation of reports, recommendations and lessons learnt on and of these meetings. 
-Technical guidance for prevention and control of disease outbreaks during and after emergency situations;
  • Essential: University degree in Medicine, or public health.
  • Desirable: Master degree in Public Health or epidemiology and/or health related field.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution
1) Producing results
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way 
3) Creating an empowering and motivating environment 
4)Knowing and managing yourself 
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
1) Proven skills in capacity building 
2) Demonstrate knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response relief. 
3) Broad knowledge of Emergency programmes, policies and interventions.
4) Ability to work under pressure.
5) Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes. 
6) Excellent presentation skills.
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
Essential: At least two years of relevant experience in public health field with emphasis on emergency and humanitarian response
Excellent knowledge of English and local language.
Additional Information:
-Post is open for local recruitment only, applicants must be nationals of the country of assignment
-Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
*Extension of appointment is subject to (a) satisfactory performance, (b) continuous need for the function, and (c) availably of funds.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation may be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).
- Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.
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-This vacancy is issued in English only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 41378.00 at single rate
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