Surveillance Medical Officer : Detail
Mon, 12 Jul 2010
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About the Company
- Company: An I/NGO
- Industry: I/ NGO
- Public Health
- 3+ years
- M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)
Detailed Job Description / Requirements
World Health Organization. W. H. O Country Office, Kathmandu, Nepal Vacancy Notice: NEP/ IPD/ HR5/2010 Date of Issue: 26 June, 2010 TITLE: SURVEILLANCE MEDICAL OFFICER GRADE: NO-A1/1 CONTRACT TYPE: Special Service Agreement DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 12 July 2010 UNIT/OFFICE: Program for Immunization Preventable Disease 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 for our field office outside Kathmandu valley. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer-EPI, as a full time Surveillance Medical Officer. He/she will be responsible to carry out the following duties: •Provide trainings, 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 GoN, Ministry of Health and Population, 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" immunizations (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. • Carry out epidemiological surveillance of AFP and other EPI target diseases as required, in collaboration with the EPI section/Child Health Division (CHD) and the Epidemiology & Disease Control Division (EDCD) of MoH&P and other related units. This includes immediate investigation of AFP cases, regular active surveillance at designated health facilities in the reporting network, and careful collection & review of "zero reports" from designated facilities in the surveillance network. • Plan, organize and conduct orientations/meetings with government officials, professional organizations, health staff, health volunteers, local leaders, medical colleges, non-government organizations and others to promote understanding of, support for, participation in, and effective implementation of activities related to AFP surveillance and immunization. • Maintain up-to-date AFP case data and laboratory results for area of responsibility and submit to the IPD office and Regional Directorate Office as per program guidelines. Analyze and interpret case data for follow up actions, and keep Surveillance Coordinator informed. Prepare spot maps and present AFP case data as required. • Develop and maintain close working relationships with District Health Officer/Public Health Officer and the Regional Health Director in designated areas, as well as with other individuals and organizations related to the polio eradication initiative. • Work with counterparts across international borders as required for coordinated activities are required to achieve polio eradication, e.g. in planning and implementing SIAs, cross-border notification, investigation, and follow-up of AFP cases etc. • Provide technical assistance to improve coverage for routine immunization. • Submit reports of activities, maintain cashbook expenditures, and perform other administrative duties according to established WHO guidelines. • Provide supervision to Administrative and Finance Clerk and driver. • Perform other duties as assigned with the objective of polio eradication. • Additional tasks as assigned by WR. EDUCATION (QUALIFICATIONS): ESSENTIALS: 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 to the WHO Representative to Nepal, Attn, NOT LATER THAN: 12 July 2010: Technical Officer, IPD P.O. Box: 108 Pulchowk, Kathmandu Please submit a written application with your Personal History Form. The personal history form can be downloaded from website: www.who.int. Mark your envelope and CV with the file of position applied for. No telephone inquires. - Only short listed applicants will be contacted for test/interview etc. - WHO is committed to workforce divers. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers Note: Published in the Kantipur Daily Newspaper Date: 26/06/2010