Surveillance Medical Officer : Detail
Tue, 12 May 2009
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About the Company
- Company: An I/NGO
- Industry: I/ NGO
- Public Health
- 3+ years
Detailed Job Description / Requirements
VACANCY NOTICE: NEPIVD/2009/2 DATE OF ISSUE: 29 April 2009 TITLE: Surveillance Medical Officer GRADE: NO-A 1/1 CONTRACT TYPE: Special Service Agreement DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 12 May 2009 UNIT/OFFICE: Programme for Immunization Preventable Diseases The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the post of Surveillance Medical Officer at NO-A 1/1 level. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer-EPI, as full time Surveillance Medical Officer. He/she will be responsible to carry out the following duties: 1. Provide training technical and logistic assistance to government counterparts as needed to promote polio eradication activities, and control other vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) within designated area, in accordance with guidelines and procedures provided by the WHO and the NG, Ministry of Health and Department of Health Services (DHS). Technical assistance is provided in the following areas: • Planning, training, implementation and evaluation of supplemental immunization campaigns National Immunization Days (NIDs), sub-NIDs (SNIDs),"mopping-up" immunization (SIAs), including analyzing feedback from previous immunization campaigns and assisting with the development of special strategies to address high-risk areas. • Activities related to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, such as timely reporting, investigation, follow-up and response to AFP cases. 2. Carry out epidemiological surveillance of AFP, Measles, NT, JE and other VPDs diseases as required in collaboration with the EPI section/Child Health Division (CHD) and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of MoHP and other related units. 3. Plan, organize and conduct orientation/meetings with government officials, professional organizations, health staff, health volunteers, local leaders, medical colleges, non-governmental organizations and others to promote understanding of support for, participation in, and effective implementation of the required activities. 4. Maintain up-to-date AFP case data and laboratory results for area of responsibility to the IPD office and Regional Directorate Office as per program guidelines. Analyze and interpret case data for follow up actions. Prepare spot maps and present AFP case data as required. 5. Work with counterparts across international borders as required for coordinated activities to achieve polio eradication, e.g. planning implementing SIAs, cross-border notification, investigation, and follow-up of AFP cases etc. 6. Develop and maintain close working relationships with District Health Officer/Public Health Officer and the Regional Health Director in designated area, as well as with other individuals and organizations related to the polio eradication initiative. 7. Provide technical assistance to improve coverage of routine immunization. 8. Submit reports of activities, maintain cashbook expenditures, and perform other administrative duties according to established WHO guidelines. 9. Provide supervision to Administrative and Finance Clerk and driver. 10. Perform other duties as assigned with the objective of polio eradication 11. Additional tasks as assigned by WR. EDUCATION (QUALIFICATION): - Essential: Medical Graduate, Masters in Public Health preferred or a Medical Graduate with Public Health experience. - Experience: Three years experience in Public Health - Language: Fluent knowledge of spoken and written English, spoken and written Nepali. - Other Skills: Good management of basic computer packages: word processors, presentation tools and data sheets - Salary: In accordance with UN Scales. Interested candidates meeting above requirements should apply NOT LATER THAN 12 May 2009, to the: WHO Representative Nepal, Attn: Administrative Officer, P.O. Box No. 108, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal Please submit a written application with your Personal history Form. The personal history form can be downloaded from website: www.who.ch Mark your envelope and CV with the file of position applied for. Qualified Female Candidates are Encouraged to Apply. "No Objection Certificate" from the current employer is required. No telephone enquiries. Only short listed applicants will be contacted for test/interview etc. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers. Note: Published on Kantipur Daily Newspaper Date: 29/04/2009