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Technical Officer, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Port Moresby




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Closing date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Technical Officer, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) - ( 1801866 )


Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration : 2 years

Job Posting : May 16, 2018, 5:01:26 AM

Closing Date : Jun 5, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Location : Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby

Organization : WP_PNG Papua New Guinea

Schedule : Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI):

To establish and leverage the impact of an effective prevention and control programme that targets the reduction of morbidity and mortality resulting from diseases, through a comprehensive approach to immunization, that is made timely and responsive through ground level surveillance and the promotion of related health interventions.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of Head of WHO Country Office in Papua New Guinea and the guidance of the Director, Communicable Diseases, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Support the National and Subnational Health Team in all aspects of EPI implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
Support the public health team at the subnational level to form Provincial EPI Programme Management Committee;
Organize mid-year review of EPI programme for subnational EPI staff on intensification of EPI activities;
Support for the implementation of the SIREP in low performing provinces and districts under Gavi financing;
Support provincial health team to strengthen vaccine preventable disease surveillance system at the subnational level;
Support the EPI programme at the national and subnational level to ensure data analysis and management;
Support the subnational health team in planning and implementation of measles-rubella campaign;
Develop technical reports and documentation related to the above work, and perform other related duties, as required by supervisors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in a health-related field from a recognized university

Desirable: Postgraduate degree or equivalent training in public health or epidemiology.

Experience

Essential: Minimum of five years relevant work experience, including experience at international level, in surveillance system for the vaccine preventable diseases and data quality management.

Desirable: Working experience in the developing countries.

Skills

-> Knowledge of the specific or technical area of public health;

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