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OFFRE D'EMPLOI OMS Medical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases) - (1904830)

Grade: P4

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration: two (2) years

Job Posting: Nov 11, 2019, 3:52:37 PM

Closing Date: Dec 2, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Congo-Brazzaville

Organization: AF/CDS - Communicable Diseases

Schedule: Full-time  

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Assist WHO Member States to develop and implement appropriate national strategies and plans to sustain the elimination of leprosy, eradicate Yaws, eliminate Human African Trypanosomiasis and control Buruli ulcer, Leishmaniasis and Rabies;- Support national Case Management NTD Programmes in Coordination of national and international efforts for fighting against targetedCM-NTDs and mobilising required resources and technical expertise, including setting up national and regional advisory groups for targeted CM-NTDs; - Support national CM-NTD programmes to scale up case management interventions as well as prevention of disabilities related to targeted CM-NTDs;- Contribute to surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and research on targeted CM-NTDs.


Under the guidance of the Director, CDS and the direct supervision of the NTD Programme Manager, the Medical Officer will:1. Elaborate a plan for control, elimination and eradication of targeted CM-NTDs, using the Regional NTD Strategy and the Regional NTD Strategic Plan for the period 2014-2020 adopted at the 63rd session of the Regional Committee;2. Promote integration or coordination of targeted CM-NTD interventions in countries to increase synergy of case-management and prevention of disabilities and avoid duplication of efforts;3. Coordinate technical and financial support to countries and supplies of medicines for targeted CM- NTDs for achieving AFR/RC63/R6 resolution for targeted NTDs which aims by 2020 the eradication of Yaws, sustained elimination of leprosy, elimination of HAT and control of Buruli ulcer, Leishmaniasis and Rabies; 4. Strengthen the partnership between MoH, NGOs and WHO by organising joint meetings at regional and national levels and setting coordination mechanisms for CM-NTDs;5. Contribute to burden assessment of CM-NTDs, monitoring progress towards eradication of Yaws, sustained elimination of Leprosy, elimination of HAT and control of Buruli ulcer, Leishmaniasis and Rabies;6. Collaborate with WHO Global Leprosy Programme, Global BU initiative and other global level initiatives for CM-NTDs to develop operational research on CM-NTDs and support countries for their implementation and sharing of best practices for case management of NTDs.



Essential: Medical degree with a Master in Public Health from a recognized university.
Desirable: Post-graduate training in targeted CM-NTDs (BU, HAT, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy and Yaws).


Essential: Seven years of experience in public health and targeted case management NTDs. International and national field experience of work in support to countries for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of targeted CM-NTD programmes.
Desirable: Experience of collaboration with WHO NTD programme will be an advantage.


Extensive knowledge and skills in Neglected Tropical Diseases applied to public health and targeted CM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, HAT, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Yaws and Rabies). Ability to plan and develop a strategic plan for communicable diseases, especially for targeted CM-NTDs. Good knowledge of WHO strategies for eradication, elimination and control of targeted CM-NTDs; Ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds; strong relationship builder and negotiator; proven verbal and writing skills.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 72,637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3359 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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