Closing date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Specialist, Neglected Infectious Diseases - ( 1802618 )
Grade : P3
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration : Two years, first year probationary period. Post of limited duration.
Job Posting : Jun 6, 2018, 10:01:36 PM
Closing Date : Jun 28, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location : United States-Washington, D. C.
Organization : Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health
Schedule : Full-time
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OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT
This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)
The Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health Department (CDE) promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention, control, and elimination of communicable diseases and zoonosis that are technically sound and appropriate for the political and socio-cultural context in which they are implemented. It strives to achieve a sustainable impact on health by providing normative guidance, furthering the implementation of evidence-based interventions, and fostering alliances that strengthen country capacity, improve the effectiveness of inter-country collaboration, and facilitate policy and decision-making processes through improved health information coverage, analysis and quality at all levels.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Summary of Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health Department (CDE), and the direct supervision of the Unit Chief, Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases (CDE/VT), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:
Provide technical support for the implementation of the WHO Roadmap for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) 2012-2020, and the approved PAHO programmatic plans of action for Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs);Collaborate in providing technical support to strengthen the capacity of Member States to implement the Organization’s âPlan of action for the elimination of neglected infectious diseases and post-elimination actions 2016-2022â, approved through PAHO’s Directing Council Resolution CD55. R9 in September 2016, and other Neglected Infectious Diseases resolutions promulgated by PAHO’s Directing Council and the World Health Assembly; promote the achievement of the public health goals set in this resolution and follow-on resolutions as approved by PAHO’s Directing Council;