The WHO seeks a National Professional Officer in Harare

NPO (HIV & Viral Hepatitis Treatment, Care & Support)

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NPO (HIV & Viral Hepatitis Treatment, Care & Support)

  • Post Date:June 22, 2023
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  • Offered Salary USD 61,694
    Career Level Officer
    Qualification Master’s Degree
  • Experience 5-10 Years
    Industry Health Care
Job Description

Ref: 2305344
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Closing Date: Jun 24, 2023, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
Other Locations: Zimbabwe
Organization: AF_ZWE Zimbabwe
Schedule: Full-time

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The main objectives of the HIV/Tuberculosis/Hepatitis/STIs Unit in the WHO Country Office in Zimbabwe is to assist the Ministry of Health & Child Care (MOHCC), particularly the AIDS and TB Programme, Strategic Information (HMIS) Department and other relevant institutions and partners in developing their initiatives by building and consolidating their capacity to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate HIV, Hepatitis and STIs prevention, treatment and care activities as well as to strengthen coordination among different partners and stakeholders for effective programming

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Provide leadership and technical assistance to the MOH, AIDS & TB Programme in HIV/STI/TB/Hepatitis programming to accelerate HIV, hepatitis and STIs prevention, treatment and care activities as we move towards the 95-95-95 targets, Ending AIDS and hepatitis by 2030 and the attainment of the SDGs.
  • Provide technical support to the development, revision or updating and strengthening of the HIV/AIDS, STI and Hepatitis health sector strategic plans
  • Ensure that normative guidance, innovative strategies, best practices, systemic processes and tools for HIV, hepatitis and are developed and disseminated by the government to different levels of the health delivery system, NGOs and partners
  • Provide technical expertise during the development of national guidelines for clinical management of HIV/AIDS/STI and Hepatitis for all age groups that are aligned to WHO international standards
  • Support the development and updating of training materials for HIV/AIDS/STI and Hepatitis on treatment, care and support for using modalities like blended learning and capacity building of health workers from the public and private sector within the country
  • Undertake regular analysis of bottlenecks in implementation of HIV/TB/STI/Hepatitis prevention, treatment and care programmes for children, adolescents and adults and bringing them to the attention of government, UN and other partners
  • Support strengthening of strategic information systems for HIV/AIDS/STI/Hepatitis Treatment and Care services and as a component of the existing national HMIS in particular eHealth systems
  • Provide technical support in the development of proposals and concept notes for resource mobilization from the Global Fund and other international funders.
  • Monitor implementation of GlobalFund (GF) processes within country and also act in a technical advisory role for the country in GF issues.
  • Facilitate and advocate for strategic partnerships to enhance public private partnerships for health and fostering joint HIV/Hepatitis collaboration
  • Promote and support Operational/Implementation Research to identify innovative strategies which inform national policies, strategies and enable evidence-based decision making and programming for HIV and hepatitis and the documentation of best practices in HIV/Hepatitis prevention, treatment and care;
  • Provide technical advice to the government on issues of HIV and Hepatitis surveillance including HIV drug resistance
  • Monitor impact of pandemics like Covid-19 and any emergencies on HIV/AIDS/STI and Hepatitis services and identify innovative strategies to ensure continued delivery of these essential services.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports of activities accomplished.
  • Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be assigned from time to time

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential:

  • University degree in Medicine from a recognized university with a Master’s Degree in Public Health

Desirable:

  • Training in HIV, hepatitis and STIs prevention, treatment and care

Experience

Essential:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ practical experience at provincial or national level in planning, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and STIs prevention and control activities
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the local,regional and global responses to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
  • Proven competence in epidemiological surveillance, research and/or modern training skills.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health, international agency or NGO and experience with the UN and knowledge of UN processes is an advantage

Desirable:

  • Experience in monitoring programme performance and development of mitigatory measures to address any issues

Skills

  • Ability to establish harmonious working relationships and to function within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  • Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and prepare strategic information and reports for decision makers
  • Ability to lead and achieve consensus and coordination through teambuilding
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing

WHO Competencies

Teamwork

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Communication

  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Expert knowledge of English.

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 61,694 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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