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Category Host entity Country
Associate Public Health Officer 03 February 2021 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Lebanon
UNFPA
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic,Russian
Immediate
12 months
03 February 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Primary Health Care (PHC) Department at MOPH and/or her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Public Health Officer will:

  • Handle the Vital Data Observatory (VDO) System and Network including provision of support to VDO focal points in hospitals, ensuring continuity of reporting and training for focal points, updating of focal list of hospitals, implementing needed updates on the system and training focal points on it (birth defect form online), connecting the VDO system to the EPI system in order to create link between livebirth and vaccinated children, vaccination coverage per governorate;
  • Prepare twelve monthly reports on vital data, yearly report, and a dashboard in relation to pregnancies and deliveries, livebirth, stillbirth, IUFD, birth defects, maternal and neonatal death, fertility rate;
  • Conduct literature reviews, statistical analysis, database searches and manuscript preparation in relation to maternal and neonatal causes of death;
  • Liaise with colleagues internally and support MOPH staff on technical and research aspects related to reproductive health and EPI Programs;
  • Collect data on Reproductive Health (RH) from PHCCs and dispensaries and conduct statistical analysis as needed;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly report on RH data collected from PHCCs and dispensaries;
  • Handle requests from dispensaries on RH drugs and commodities;
  • Perform RH data entry on system;
  • Support the PHC department in preparing PHC annual report by analyzing and processing data related to the services provided in the PHC department (EPI, Reproductive health, Malnutrition and NCD screening, Chronic medication …);
  • Support the PHC department in any additional tasks related to the RH program;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the PHC Department.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Holder of a relevant university degree in health-related field;
  • Holder of Master’s degree in Public Health (preferable);
36 Months
  • Experience in public health related projects (preferable);
  • Ability to work with a varied of disciplines and levels of staff across departments;
  • Advanced research and writing skills;
  • Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques;
  • Experience in data management, monitoring, and evaluation is preferable;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Fluent in English and Arabic.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.

b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail

c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments

f. Click “Submit my profile”

g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Associate Public Health Officer (LBNR000390), click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Associate Public Health Officer (LBNR000390)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Public Health Officer 03 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Namibia
WHO
Namibia
Windhoek (NAM)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
03 February 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WHO Country Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Public Health Officer will:

  • Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases, particularly the ongoing Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and drought/flood-related health events, including severe acute Malnutrition (SAM).
  • Strengthen advocacy and coordination of response interventions at both national and subnational levels
  • Support technical meetings, seminars, high level WHO events and activities on IHR 2005; operational readiness; integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR); including cross-border collaboration; country emergency preparedness and humanitarian response plans, in the context of One-Health approach.
  • Support effective implementation of response interventions for infectious disease and SAM in affected (selected) regions, through support supervision, monitoring and evaluation activities; compilation of reports; and ensure that obtained epidemiological data is accurate, cleared and timely feedback provided to relevant stakeholders.
  • Support and strengthen the Incident Management System (IMS) and Public Health Operations Centre (PHEOC) of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in matters related to Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) response coordination; surveillance; Algorithm for the diagnosis, testing and management; Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)/Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); risk communication and community engagement.
  • Provide technical guidance, SOPs and outbreak and appropriate emergency related interventions that may be required by the MoHSS and the Namibian government.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a Public Health or area related to Health/Medicine; 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

48 Months
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in epidemiology, or public Health, or other relevant programmes; experience with health emergencies is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in coordination of the response, data quality, community engagement for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
Yes

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 03 February 2021