Friday, May 29, 2015

WHO ,Emergency Prevention and Response Officer Jobs in Tanzania

The Mission of WHO is the attainment by all people of the highest possible
level of health

POSITION: Emergency Prevention and Response Officer

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Special Service Agreement (SSA) camp)
DURATION: 6 months (Renewable upon availability of funds, performance and
prevailing situation in refugee's'

CLOSING DATE: 2nd June 2014

Under the guidance of the WHO Representative (WR) Tanzania and NPO/DPC, the
EPR officer will directly implement all WHO emergency health response
activities to the refugee crisis and provide technical support for
coordination, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of all health sector
response activities to the emergency. The candidate will be hierarchically
accountable to WR Tanzania but work closely with the MOH, RMO and partners
such as UNHCR (and its implementing partners), UNICEF and
UNFPA to ensure smooth health services delivery in the affected areas.
Functionally, the candidate will be supervised and supported on a
day-to-day basis by the NPO/DPC. Additional technical guidance to the
candidate will be provided by relevant WCO Focal Points such as Maternal
and Child Health (MCH), HIV, tuberculosis, immunization and malaria as
required. The EPR officer is also expected to work as a team with other
field staff recruited by WHO and other health partners.

Under the guidance and supervision of the WR Tanzania, the incumbent will
perform the following specific responsibilities. In collaboration with the
RMO and health coordinator of UNHCR and other health workers at the camp,
the EPR Officer coordinate health response and undertake the following
tasks based on the types of emergencies, and address the various thematic
Before during and after emergencies. .

These may include:
1.Assist the RMO in the identification of options and opportunities to
improve existing coordination mechanisms (e.g. ensuring regular frequency
of meetings, definition of the agenda, prompt dissemination of minutes,
follow-up on actions to be taken etc.).
2.Establish and maintain credible and productive relationships with
regional health authorities, national and international NGOs and UN
3.Assess existing health coordination mechanisms at regional level and
support regular review and update of health service availability mapping in
the region
4.Represent WHO and participate in multi sectoral coordination meetings and
other workshops in health-related matters at the region level;
5.Work closely with the RHMT and WHO NPO disease control to in planning,
implementation, supervision and monitoring of all TB/HIVIAIDS/malaria
maternal and child health prevention and control programmes in the Region
6. Participate in conduction of prompt investigation of outbreaks of
epidemic diseases and make appropriate recommendations for action to the
organization and partners
7.Support and complement the WHO NPO disease control in the delivery of
his/her duties
8.Participate in field health assessments in refugee / asylum seekers camps
and entry/receiving areas jointly with other UN agencies operational in
Kigoma region and report on assessment outcomes and formulate
recommendations for the organization
9.Participate in WHO programme monitoring and evaluation;
10. Undertake any other task assigned by the WR and NPO/DPC

1.CERF operational plan
2.Health assessment reports
3.Bi-weekly or monthly activity report
4.Weekly and monthly health situation reports (daily during acute
emergency situation)
5. CERF project report
6. Comprehensive end of mission report

Education (Qualifications):

First degree in medicine, nursing or any other health related field and
post graduate qualifications in public health
Additional postgraduate qualifications in emergency public health or
communicable diseases epidemiology will be an added advantage

At least 5 years' experience working in the field of emergency public
health, tropical medicine and communicable diseases
Experience in nutrition in emergencies will be an added advantage
Previous work experience as a public health officer with the MOH,
UN or a reputable international NGO will be an added advantage
Skills and competencies:
Good understanding of health delivery, health systems and emergency
context, policies, planning and management issues in
Excellent oral and written communication (report writing),
computer and data analysis skills with ability to use MS Word, Epi
Info, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal, cross cultural and negotiation skills; ability to
convene and work with all relevant regional and international stakeholders
and partners involved with the refugee crisis
Organized and flexible with working hours and ready to work for long hours
when required
Energetic and able to work and live in basic conditions on the field
Communication: Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili;
understanding of the language of the
Refugees would be an added advantage.

Terms and Conditions
1.The contract shall be for duration of six months renewable based on good
performance, availability of funds and prevailing situation in the Refugee
2.The contract type shall be SSA.
3.The consultant will be primarily based in Kigoma.
4.Official working hours are from Monday to Friday, 0800 - 1730 hours;
however being an emergency field position, the incumbent must be prepared
to be flexible with regards to working hours which may increase as the need
5.Please note that WHO does not pay overtime allowance.

Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted
with the application letter, then high ranked applicants will be invited
for interview.


Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted
with the application letter, then high ranked applicants will be invited
for interview. Therefore, it is essential that applicants submit hard
copies of application letter, plus copies of a detailed CV, passport size
photograph, copies of certificates and testimonials to WHO Representative,

Operations Officer,
P.O. Box 9292,
Dar Es Salaam,

Tanzanian Applications received after the closing date will not be

This vacancy is open to candidates of either sex. Women applicants are
Only candidates who meet all these requirements will be considered and
shortlisted for test and interview.


Deadline: 02 June 2015

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