Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 2 years (subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Closing Date: Sep 28, 2019, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo
Organization: EM/DCD Division of Communicable Disease Control
Director, Communicable Diseases, Position no 172013
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMECommunicable Diseases Department covers many areas including, but not limited to, communicable diseases prevention and control including vaccine preventable diseases and immunization, malaria and integrated vector management, tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis and STDs, neglected tropical diseases, antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention and control.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programme Management and overall supervision of the Regional Director, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Lead and direct the Regional Advisers in the relevant technical programmes; provide technical leadership in the formulation of evidence-based regional policies on communicable diseases prevention and control including vaccine preventable diseases and immunization, malaria and integrated vector management, tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis and STDs, neglected tropical diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
2. Ensure effective management of human and financial resources for programmes under his/her direct supervision.
3. Promote intra- and inter-Divisional teamwork in planning and management of programmes that work to strengthen actions addressing the Communicable Diseases.
4. Initiate and coordinate capacity building in order to strengthen the Communicable Diseases functions within the Organization.
5. In the area of Communicable Diseases, coordinate and maintain liaison with partner agencies within the UN system as well as with other multilateral and bilateral development agencies (including development banks) and WHO Collaborating Centres for reviewing, planning, management and evaluation of sector-wide approaches.
6. Within WHO's overall policy framework advise countries in the region on taking innovative actions, and harmonize the work of EMRO's technical units at regional and country levels, as well as with national authorities on follow-up actions on major global conferences, conventions, global and regional declarations/resolutions related to Communicable Diseases.
7. Support the Regional Director and Director, Programme Management as part of the technical secretariat for the WHO governing bodies (World Health Assembly, Executive Board, Regional Committee and the Standing Committee of the Regional Committee (SCRC) and other senior management and advisory meetings.)
8. Serve as a member of EMRO's senior staff management and other senior advisory bodies, including acting as RD/DPM or other Division directors during their absence when so designated by RD/DPM.
9. Support and coordinate closely with the Member States in their overall efforts to address prevention and control of Communicable Diseases as needed.
10. Work in close partnership with all relevant partners and stakeholders in the EMR countries as appropriate and play a role in resources mobilization.
EducationEssential: University graduate degree in Medicine and Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Public health and/or Epidemiology.
ExperienceEssential: A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience with special emphasis on prevention and control of Communicable Diseases, of which 5 years are at the international level with a proven track record in positions that required strong public health leadership of high-skilled professional teams in multidisciplinary settings, and experience in management of multiple and complex health programmes in the area of Communicable Diseases.
Desirable: Experience in modern management techniques and in WHO technical programme management.
- Strategic knowledge of the areas under supervision.
- Leadership qualities including managerial skills to manage staff and budgets.
- Political and diplomatic skills.
- Thorough knowledge of WHO's mission, goals, policies, rules and regulations.
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Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.
REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 99,595 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2249 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
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