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Vacancy! National Professional Officer At WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer in Conakry, Guinea. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

26 February 2018

The National Professional Officer will perform the following-
-Support the development of the various plans (annual plan, preparedness plan and response to an epidemic poliomyelitis, plan for transmission of Polio assets).
-Support active surveillance activities of AFP including strengthening and evaluation of polio environmental monitoring.
-Provide support for the coordination of surveillance and monitoring of polio laboratory activities to ensure the timely availability of laboratory results and provide feedback to the Ministry of HealthL.
-Provide support for regular risk analysis at the district, regional and national levels, and implementation of activities to reduce risk.
-Support capacity building in active surveillance of PFAs of central level teams, regions and prefectures / health districts.
-Ensure follow-up and supervision of national teams, national and international consultants (polio AVS supervisors, STOP, national surveillance focal points) deployed in the field.

Applicants must have-
-University degree in medicine or public health or a related field.
-Master’s in Public Health or Epidemiology or other related field from an internationally recognized university.
-At least 5 years of relevant country-level work experience in surveillance programs and vaccine-preventable disease data management, including demonstrated experience in environmental monitoring.

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