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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Medical Doctor internist specialist 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Sao Tome and Principe
UNDP
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome (STP)
Portuguese,English,French
Immediate
6 months
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of UNDP Representative the UN Volunteer will undertake the main following tasks:

  • High quality COVID-19 surveillance and medical care provided to in-patients and ICU patients within the country, specifically in Principe;
  • Improved and expanded equitable access to quality health services for the local population;
  • Capacity strengthened for in-service local medical professionals to ensure continuity of quality medical care after the UNV is gone;
  • Training of trainers in best practices in internal medicine for National doctors and nurses;
  • Supports the provision of health services at the National Hospital and COVID-19 campaign hospital;
  • Ensure optimum and rational use of resources while respecting medical ethics;
  • Implement appropriate training programs for medical staff and develop medical capabilities and capacity;
  • Participate actively in organizing referrals, casualty and medical evacuation services provided to mission personnel.
  • As a member of the Crisis Management Team (CMT), participate in the preparation and implementation of Business Continuity Planning standard operating procedures and training for the Mission area of responsibility;
  • Provides health education to patients and advises them on healthy living practices;
  • Participate in the planning, management and implementation of adequate infection control measures in the mission health facilities at all levels;
  • Provides relevant public health guidance to the facility management team in the mission and contractors providing catering, sanitation and fumigation services at the MoH;
  • Participates in the planning, organizing and implementation of Forward Medical Team;
  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, responding to emergencies;
Doctoral degree

University Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB.BS or MD) or its equivalent with speciality as infectiologist.

36 Months

Years of work experience: A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience is mandatory.

  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible clinical experience in as internist;
  • Previous experience dealing with COVID-19 is an asset;
  • UN field experience is considered an asset;
  • Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is considered an asset.

Computer skills: word processing and excel

Language skills: Fluency in oral and written in Portuguese or Spanish it’s necessary for communication purpose, French or English maybe an option.

  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17-11-2020

Public Health Specialist 03 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Lesotho
WHO
Lesotho
Maseru (LSO)
English,Sesotho
31 December 2020
12 months
03 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of the WHO Representative, the UNV Public Health Specialist will provide technical support and advice to the ministry of health in the successful implementation of the district response plan focusing on the nine pillars aligned to the national plan. The incumbent will work closely with all key stakeholders, UN entities and other programme officers to ensure the implementation of the national plan for effective response and Post COVID-19 recovery

  • Support the MoH in setting up and implementing a comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing process and provide on-site support in responding to challenges encountered by contact tracing teams.
  • Support implementation of infection, prevention and control interventions in health facilities and other institutions:
  • Work with relevant officers and committees in monitoring adherence to IPC guidelines.
  • Support data collection, analysis and reporting on health care workers infected with COVID-19.
  • Support implementation of the clinical care pathway and provide technica assistance to implement the case management guideline
  • Promote use of the available response guidelines and SOPs to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards.
  • Support the districts in ensuring continuity of essential health services during the response to COVID-19.
  • Support MOH in coordination of field operations (RRT) including receiving alert and timely deployment of team for sample collection, availing logistical supplies, disinfection, transportation, isolation and treatment.
  • In consultation with the wider UN, provide strategic planning and foresight support to Government of Lesotho in development of Post COVID-19 recovery packages designed to “build back better” thereby reducing the likelihood of future shocks and increase resilience
  • Support WHO Representative (chair of the COVID-19 Health Partners group) in agenda setting, preparations of meetings and report writing
  • Support the COVID-19 coordinator in coherent monitoring and reporting of the joint programmes on COVID-19 response
  • Monitor all international support COVID-19 ongoing programmes / projects implemented by Ministry of Health
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/Environmental Health/Nursing or Health related
  • Post-graduate Degree in Public Health/epidemiology/health related field
60 Months
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in Public Health.
  • Previous experience in working in disaster, communicable disease outbreak, or other emergency settings.
  • Working experience in Lesotho with multiple partners including Ministry of Health, UN or a reputable international NGO will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of health delivery, health systems and emergency context, policies, planning and management issues
  • Experience with testing and contact tracing for COVID-19, TB, STIs, HIV, or other infectious diseases a big plus
  • Excellent leadership and coordination skills and capabilities with high-level of personal motivation and initiative
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively, fostering and maintaining partnerships across institutions or sectors
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Sesotho(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 03-12-2020

Public Health Specialist - Communicable Diseases 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Oman
WHO
Oman
Muscat (OMN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Public Health Specialist and the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the National Professional Officer will undertake the following duties, the UNV Public Health Specialist for Communicable Diseases will:

  • Support country office efforts towards implementation of the National COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan;
  • Provide technical input to the COVID-19 program in addition to other communicable diseases;
  • Undertake research on CD public health topics to facilitate the development and implementation of CD health programmes and activities, including COVID-19;
  • Conduct the implementation of a research agenda on CDs including promoting operational research on cost effectiveness of community-based interventions for CDs;
  • Monitor work plans and budgets including resource mobilization for the work programme and follow up on the implementation of planned activities;
  • Support WHo and MOH verification and documentation processes for elimination of priority communicable diseases;
  • Analyze data of best practices in implementing CD prevention and control strategies and prepare and disseminate information;
  • Facilitate conduction of community outreach activities concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of CD; prepare oral presentations; compile, prepare and distribute related informational materials;
  • Exchange information with counterparts in technical departments at HQ, Regional and Country Offices, and with donor and development partners (UN and bilateral) on implementation of policies and strategies related to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases;
  • Ensure quality assurance and relevance of engagements with partners and institutions and make recommendations regarding WHO’s support;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Essential: University Degree in Medicine or Public Health or Social Sciences and Post Graduate Degree (Master in Public Health) from a recognized institute.
  • Desirable: Combination of training and experience in Public Health and specifically communicable diseases interventions. Post graduate degree in diseases epidemiology is desirable.
24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years in relevant experiance; experience in diseases epidemiology is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Oman and legal residents in Oman with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 06-12-2020

Statistical Support Officer 08 December 2020 Int. Youth ESCAP Thailand
ESCAP
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
08 December 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of the Population and Social Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Statistical Support Officer will:

  • Assist with the implementation of the Get Every One in the Picture programme activities, in particular as it related to technical assistance to countries and preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific
  • Support the project staff with review of analysis of CRVS processes in selected member countries
  • Assist national CRVS stakeholders to improve their production of vital statistics
  • Coordinate events, including webinars, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Facilitate professional, clear and timely communication with partners and stakeholders, as required to ensure seamless implementation of activities and events planning tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the creation of knowledge products that detail lessons learnt and best practices in civil registration and vital statistics in the region.
  • Participate in meetings of the Regional Steering Group on CRVS and the regional CRVS Partnership and assist with writing meeting minutes;
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Statistics, Demography or Sociology or a related area; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

12 Months
  • At least 12 months of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in statistics or demography, or other relevant areas; experience with civil registration and vital statistics is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience with using R or other statistical software is required;
  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Statistics
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 8-12-2020