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Epidemiologist (Special Services Agreement)

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  • Post Date: February 29, 2020
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Overview of the programme: 

The World Bank Idai Recovery Project is a three-year response to the devastation left by cyclone Idai, specifically to support livelihood recovery in cyclone affected populations. As part of the overall Idai crisis response, ZIRP is designed to mitigate impact on the most affected communities and lay the foundation for regional recovery and longer-term resilience. The project will target up to nine of the most affected districts, with a focus on immediate recovery, livelihood support, and restoration of community infrastructure and social services.

Within this context World Health Organization (WHO)as a sub-technical agency will support health systems recovery to enhance increased access to health services in cyclone affected districts in Zimbabwe, through capacity building at community and institutional levels and provide basic health services through temporary clinics or health posts and all faith based or mission owned health institutions in affected districts)

 

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related sustainable development goals (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v) increasing access to quality, safe efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

Description of Duties: 

Under the overall and day-to-day supervision of WHE Team Lead,  the incumbent will perform the following duties to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant workplans:

  • Coordinates activities and plans aimed at the prevention and control of communicable diseases including its implementation, monitoring and supervision within ZIRP targeted populations.
  • Co-ordinates effectively with communicable and non-communicable Disease Control Programmes and ensure their implementation at the operational level
  • Supports the development of provincial and district epidemic preparedness and response plans.
  • Produces periodic ZIRP reports indicating trends of disease and progress on agreed indicators for the various diseases implemented in the target areas
  • Coordinates with relevant departments in the prevention and control of disease outbreaks or epidemics.
  • Supports the development and implementation of an early warning system and trend analysis of the disease trends in the population
  • Manages and coordinates the implementation of an effective ZIRP health surveillance system.
  •   Supports the development and implementation of training programs including IDSR & RRT trainings
  • Co-ordinates with laboratories within the ZIRP network to improve investigation of communicable diseases and surveillance.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and other plans and reports
  • Perform other duties as may be required
  • Perform any other task as assigned by supervisor(s).

  QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 Education:

Essential: Degree in Health or Health related sciences

Desirable: Master’s in Public Health

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions. The list

can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/

 Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good working knowledge of computer applications
  • Strong and proven documentation and organizational skills

Experience:

Essential: Essential: Minimum of   5 years’   work experience.

Desirable: Experience in Field/Applied Epidemiology and Public Health/Program management would be an added advantage.

Additional Information:

The Epidemiologist  is a national of the country (Zimbabwe) in which he/she is to serve, is recruited locally and is not subject to assignment to any official station outside the home country. Only Zimbabwean nationals should apply.

The incumbent should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional standards of the Organization. S/he should also meet professional conduct expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to: perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to WHO’s processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team player; and demonstrate due diligence. The Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project is looking for candidates with strong Zero Tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse as well as Child Labour.

Applications which are not completed in all respects will not be considered.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening

 

Closing Date: Mar 14, 2020

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