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Epidemiologist, Cairo

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Closing date: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Epidemiologist - ( 1802073 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration : 1 year renewable subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post

Job Posting : Jun 5, 2018, 10:06:12 AM

Closing Date : Jun 26, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Location : Egypt-Cairo

Organization : EM/WHE WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)

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The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Department is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners.


Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to the needs and agenda

1. Proactively take part in the design and development, possibly training of partners in affected areas to advance health service mapping in emergencies using standardized approaches, including assisting with the development and up-dating of country-specific repository of information on core public health indicators; and/or population estimates, standards indicators and values used by partners for monitoring needs and response; and/or vulnerability mapping; nutrition, mortality and vaccination coverage survey reports; and/or health needs assessment reports; performing tasks such as data entry, validation, analysis, assessments and surveys from multiple sources; and assisting with the design and development of databases, data entry, data analysis using quantitative methods, for inclusion to communication products such as situation reports, bulletins, alerts, and other ad-hoc reports using standard tools and templates, and achieve results based on a multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approach.

2. Participate in the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for WHO-wide tools for detection, verification and risk assessment of public health data in emergencies, coordinating activities with the Global Health Cluster, Emergency Medical Teams, GOARN and other key partners to set-up strong networks of epidemiologists and other specialists through which WHO tools can be deployed and supported in emergencies.

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