Friday, May 29, 2015

WHO ,Public Health Officer Jobs in Tanzania

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

POSITION TITLE: Public Health Officer
GRADE LEVEL: NOC as per United Nations salary scale
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Special Service Agree
ment (SSA)
DURATION: 6 months (Renewable upon availability of funds, performance and
prevailing situation in refugees camp)
CLOSING DATE: 2nd June 2014

Under the guidance of the WHO Representative (WR) Tanzania and NPO/DPC, the
public health 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

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 public health
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 WHO Representative, 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 public health officer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Coordination of health partners and supervision on health relate-
2.Conduct on-going health needs assessments in the camps in collaboration
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3.Develop an operational plan for the implementation of WHO's CERF
and other emergency health projects
4.Support the application of standards, implementation, supervision,
monitoring, evaluation and reporting of WHO's CERF and other emergency
public health projects
5.Elaborate and implement EWARN and disease surveillance strategies and
policies to strengthen preparedness for epidemic-prone diseases, producing
and analyzing information on health threats, activities and outcomes, and
ensuring. dissemination to partners and local authorities.
6.Monitor the general health and nutrition situation and services coverage
in the affected areas
7.Ensure adequate visibility for WHO by:
•Representing the organization in all coordination and other meetings in
the region and district
•Writing and disseminating weekly and monthly health situation reports
highlighting the general context, epidemiological situation, on-going
health response and gaps

8.In collaboration with UNHCR and its implementing partners, support
effective coordination of all health partners involved in the emergency
refugee response efforts at the regional and district levels including
organization and chairing of meetings, writing of minutes and following up
on action of meetings and development of
Who is doing What, Where and When (4W) matrices
9.Engage other clusters/sectors such as WASH, Food Security and Shelter to
ensure synergistic and synchronized actions, and explore ways to increase
coverage of life saving health interventions using appropriate strategies
10.Build the capacity of district healthcare managers and other health
partners on all aspects of health disaster management
11.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
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
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

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. 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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