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Public Health Officer( 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:

  • Supports the monitoring and evaluation the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery methods & procedures and promotes best practices.
  • Monitors and evaluates hospital-based health training programmes as it relates to ZIRP
  • Coordinates the planning, implementation and evaluation of various health education & health promotion programs
  • Supports all activities towards building capacity at community and institutional levels
  • Co-ordinates the development and implementation of cost-effective and appropriate community-based programme initiatives within ZIRP catchment areas (e.g. home-based care)
  • Liaise with surveillance officer on community surveillance
  • Develops, monitors and evaluates tools for health care delivery and health promotion activities.
  • Supports health campaigns on priority and other health problems e.g. malaria, cholera, HIV/AIDS, TB, tobacco use control, lifestyle related conditions, diarrheal diseases e.t.c.
  • Co-ordinates with laboratories within the ZIRP network to improve case diagnosis and case confirmation and drug sensitivity.
  • Coordinates the management, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the services delivery in waste management, water and sanitation management in the ZIRP HFs and their catchment areas.
  • Provides technical support to ZIRP HFs and their catchment areas on issues pertaining to food safety
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and other plans and reports
  • Perform other duties as may be required



Essential: ……Degree in Health or Health related sciences

Desirable:…Masters 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/


  • 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


Essential: Minimum of   5 years’ relevant work experience.

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

 Additional Information:

The Public Health Officer  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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