THE OFFICE OF THE WHO REPRESENTATIVE IN TANZANIA ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING VACANCY. The Mission of WHO is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health Following
the detection of the initial cases of cholera in Oar es Salaam in
August 2015, the outbreak has now spread to other regions of Tanzania.
The majority of cholera cases detected so far are from the city of Dar
es Salaam. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration
with partners has reviewed technical and financial assistance needs for
on effective outbreak response. A
Notional Cholera Task Force led by the Ministry of Health and Social
Welfare is the major multisectoral coordination body for the response
involving development partners, NGOs and other line ministries and
government departments. The outbreak response has focused on the
following interventions: social mobilization on personal hygiene, safe
water and sanitation, chlorination and treatment of water sources and
storage tanks, strengthening of case management in treatment centres and
risk management during burials of the deceased. The primary focus of
the community interventions is public sensitization, water treatment at
household level and disease surveillance. These community-based
interventions engage community input through existing community
structures to assist local government authorities in tailoring
interventions to the community needs.
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 20th November 2015
POSITION TITLE : Public Health Officer
NUMBER OF POSITIONS : : Three GRADE LEVEL : NOB as per United Nations salary scale TYPE OF CONTRACT : Special Service Agreement (SSA) DURATION : 6 months DUTY STATIONS : Kinondoni, liaia and Temeke Municipalities
CLOSING DATE :4th December 2015
Public Health Officer will mainly support the Municipal Medical Officer
and other implementing partners at the municipality to contribute to
the successful containment of cholera outbreak.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY Under
the guidance and supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent
will perform the following specific responsibilities. In collaboration
with the RMO, the MMOs and other health workers in the Municipalities,
the public health officer will undertake the following tasks: I.Support effective coordination of all health partners involved in the cholera outbreak response efforts at Municipal level II. Develop on operational plan for the implementation of outbreak response activities III.
Support the application of standards, implementation, supervision,
monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the -outbreak activities IV.
Support disease surveillance strategies to strengthen preparedness for
other epidemic-prone diseases, producing and analyzing information on
health threats, activities and outcomes, and ensuring dissemination to
partners and local authorities. V .Representing the organization in all coordination and other meetings in the region and district VI.'
Writing and disseminating weekly and monthly health situation reports
highlighting the general context, epidemiological situation, on-going
health response and gaps VII.
Engage with other key sectors Education, Information to explore ways to
increase coverage of life saving health interventions using appropriate
Build the capacity of district healthcare managers and other health
partners on all aspects of outbreak control and management IX. Undertake any other task assigned by the WHO Representative
KNOWLEDGE/QUAUFICATIONS Education: University
degree in medicine, nursing or other health related fields and post
graduate qualifications in public health, epidemiology, communicable
disease control etc .
Experience: At least 5 years' working experience in the field of public health, tropical medicine and disease surveillance Working experience in communicable disease outbreaks, or other emergency context Working
experience with multiple partners including Ministry of Health, UN or a
reputable international NGO will be on added advantage
Skills and competencies: Good
understanding of health delivery, health systems and emergency context,
policies, planning and management issues in Tanzania Excellent interpersonal skills; Strong organizational skills Ability to promote cohesive action and convince officials with tact and diplomacy; Ability to function effectively in complex and rapidly changing outbreak environments Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information. Competency in data management and analysis Organized and flexible with working hours and ready to work for-long hours when required Energetic and able to work and live in basic conditions on the field Communication: Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili;
Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted
with the application letter, then high ranked applicants will be invited
for interview. Therefore, it is essential that applicants submit hard
copies of application letter, plus copies of a detailed CV, passport
size photograph, copies of degrees only to WHO Representative,
Attention: Operations Officer, P.O. Box 9292,. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.
Only candidates who meet the stored requirements will be considered and shortlisted for interviews.