Organisation: World Health Organization (WHO); WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WP/RGO)
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Deadline: 23 May 2013.
Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT166
Title: Technical Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation)
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment. Duration of contract: Two years
Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization unit: WP_KHM Cambodia (WP_KHM) / WP_KH3 Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP_KH3) Malaria, other Vectorborne and Parasitic Diseases.
Objectives of the programme:
To expand the implementation of the Stop TB / Malaria - Vectorborne and Parasitic (including Dengue and Neglected Tropical Diseases) strategy and strengthen disease control by: applying effective strategies and policies, including those related to co-infection and multi-drug resistance; increasing the involvement of communities, health-care providers, nongovernmental organizations and corporate partners, through increased country support and strong partnerships; and to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Description of duties:
1. Update the standardized set of indicators in the Emergency Response Artemisinin Resistance (ERAR) Plan scorecard,
and provide support to strengthen country programmes in its implementation, facilitating the generation and analysis, reporting of high quality data as well as exchange of information across borders, and promote its use for decision making.
2. Support countries to update national malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans and contribute towards integrated health systems strengthening (HSS) actions to improve the surveillance, M&E system including Global Fund and other development partner projects.
3. Facilitate the establishment of database containing data on resistance, epidemiology, policies and programme implementation, mapping and reporting system using relevant IT applications at regional and national levels to facilitate exchange of information including webpage publishing.
4. Contribute to the development of regional and national proposals for resource mobilization, especially the M&E component as well as facilitate regular reporting to ensure project accountability.
5. Provide technical and administrative support to the Emergency Response Artemisinin Resistance (ERAR) including regular monitoring of project progress through field visits, participating in internal and external evaluation missions, as well as participating in project-related meetings and workshops, as required.
6. Support protocol development, approved by relevant ethical committees, and conduct therapeutic efficacy studies (TES), programme reviews (MPR), malaria indicator surveys (MIS) and operational research (OR) studies, as well as cooperate with national malaria control programmes in use of results for decision making and follow-up of recommendations.
7. Support the Regional Office in updating and maintaining the regional malaria surveillance database, in collection and contribution of regional malaria information to regional and global reports, and in dissemination of this information through publications and regular updates of regional malaria webpage.
8. Prepare technical and periodic reports of routine activities and assignments undertaken on special missions.
9. Perform other related duties as needed.
Expected specific outputs/outcomes:
1. Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) malaria control and elimination programme strengthened;
￼￼2. High quality antimalarial drug efficacy and insecticide resistance monitoring data annually updated, disseminated and utilized;
3. Relevant operational research priorities defined and implementation of key research supported;
4. Good coordination within the regional initiative "Coordination of the Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion" as well as with partners and stakeholders;
5. Technical and financial gaps identified and resources mobilized;
6. Periodic reports (including recommendations) prepared and disseminated.
Education: University degree in public health/social sciences, medicine, science or equivalent from a recognized university with a graduate degree in public health or related field is essential. Postgraduate degree or training in parasitology, communicable disease, epidemiology or clinical trials is desirable. Training in monitoring, evaluation, survey research, statistical methods is an advantage.
Skills: Expertise and experience in developing data collection and report generating systems; Expertise and experience in formulating indicators, data collection, mapping, data analysis, interpretation and evaluation, generating recommendations, and report writing; Expertise and experience in the prevention and control of communicable diseases; Expertise and experience in planning, training, monitoring, and evaluation; Experience in research and field studies; Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Experience: Minimum seven years' relevant experience in health/science programme/research evaluation and monitoring, including three years of communicable disease control at international level is essential. Experience in health systems development, clinical trials and operational research; previous experience with Global Fund an advantage; work experience in developing countries highly desirable.
Languages: Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional information: This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67 483 at single rate
USD72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 28.4 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment
. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Off-line applications should be sent to:
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
Fax: 632 - 526 7583
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
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