Provincial Polio Officer

  World Health Organization
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Daikondi Full Time 2283
Date Posted:May 1, 2017
Reference:WHO-AFG-2017-04-14
Closing Date:May 9, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:1800 - 1800 USD monthly
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About World Health Organization:

In February 1949, when the first session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was held in Cairo, the world was still recovering from the wounds inflicted on it by the Second World War. The historic first session reflected then the vision and determination of eleven countries with similar values, heritage and aspirations to work together in a unique partnership, and start building a better world for future generations. The exceptional spirit of partnership and collaboration that has governed the relationship between WHO and its Member States in the Eastern Mediterranean Region over the years, resulted in landmark achievements bringing health and hope to all corners of the region. Let us acknowledge our achievements, so that we may build on the success to meet the challenges of a new world ahead

Job Summary:

To coordinate Provincial Polio Eradication activities including Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs), maintain quality AFP surveillance and support EPI through PEI

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the technical supervision of the WHO Polio TL in the Region, Polio TL/AFG and the overall supervision of the WHO Representative, the Provincial Polio Officer will undertake the following duties:

1. Assist the RPO/MO in monitoring the immunization program in the province including coordination between MoPH, UNICEF, and NGO's.

2. Assist the RPO/MO in all aspects of NIDs, including planning, training, implementation, social mobilization, monitoring, reporting and evaluation to ensure overall NID's coverage of 95% or above for the under 5 population.


3. Liaise with PEMT and ensure its regular meetings and share minutes with RPO/MO.

4. Train vaccinators, supervisors, district coordinators and cold chain technicians’ staff in different aspects of EPI/Polio Eradication to ensure quality of immunization.


5. Coordinate the activities of provincial EPI management and perform supervisory visits.

6. Assist the RPO/MO in all aspects of AFP surveillance in the region and provide quality training to AFP Focal Persons (FPs).

7. Support EPI Routine activities through PEI.

Job Requirement:

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Good drafting skills in preparation of correspondence and reports

Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team to adapt to diverse educational and cultural background and maintain high standards of personal conduct

Educations

Medical Doctor


Experience:

At least 5 years of relevant Technical and Managerial experiences, preferably with international agencies.


Languages:

Good working knowledge of English and local languages.

Computer Skill:

Good computer skill (Excel, Word and PowerPoint required)

Note: WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Good drafting skills in preparation of correspondence and reports

Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team to adapt to diverse educational and cultural background and maintain high standards of personal conduct

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Daikondi
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