OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
All Member States of WHO in the European Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right.All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying value of equity as described in the General Programme of Work. The 13th General Programme of Work defines the mission of WHO as one to promote health, to keep the world safe, and to protect the vulnerable. The GPW calls for heightened accountability, prioritising impact and outcome at country level, and to improve the lives of three billion people, through universal health coverage, through addressing health emergencies, and promoting healthier populations.WHO’s mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.The European Region (EURO) of WHO is made up of 53 countries, with over 880 million people. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate and, more specifically, how these bear upon the way the health system stewardship function of health ministries is carried out.The WHO Country Office supports the Member State to shape its health policy in line with WHO’s principles and values and advocates for an integrated approach to health development. By means of a single, unified and functionally integrated country representation, WHO facilitates the implementation of the BCA with the Member State and its corresponding country work plan. WHO helps the country to improve its health system and provides technical support as necessary. The WHO country office administers, consolidates, manages and enhances WHO collaboration in the country including all resources deployed in the country either permanently or temporarily to maximize WHO impact. The Country Office also has a representational, fund-raising and resource steering function, as needed.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
–> Advise and guide the national authorities in updating objectives, structure, curriculum, training material, operational and administrative procedures, for an effectively-functioning and sustainable field epidemiology training programme/in-service training programme at the central and provincial level.
–> Ensure that the current FETP in Turkey is complying with global/regional best practices in order to support the programme to apply for international accreditation. Provide guidance to update the existing training curricula and support with development of new training modules models to address the national priorities and needs, and existing gaps.
–> Propose appropriate mechanisms and tools to maximize the institutionalization and sustainability of activities implemented for the FETP, in close consultation with the Project Coordinator and the Beneficiary.
–> In collaboration with different stakeholders, plan, coordinate, conduct, evaluate and report on the FETP capacity building activities, within the framework of the Health Security project and in accordance with the Description of Action (DOA).
–> Steer the process for TEPHINET international accreditation; this includes supporting the national authorities in the preparation of necessary documents and application procedures.–> Liaise with the national authorities the development and dissemination of outputs such as the Field Epidemiology Bulletin, outlining brief outbreak investigation reports, surveillance reports, FETP news and events as per the timeline specified.
–> Implement training in field epidemiology, research methods and supervise/mentor training fellows and their research projects activities.
–> Represent WHO country office in national and international meetings, as and when required.
–> Maintain regular contacts with the WHO Country Office in Turkey and WHO Regional for Europe to ensure that the Project Implementation is consistent with administrative and financial organizational rules, regulations, reporting requirements and Regional strategies.
–> Perform other duties as required by the WHO Representative/Head of Country Office and/or WHO Project Coordinator for the successful implementation of the Project.
Essential: Advance university degree (master’s level) in medicine and equivalent with postgraduate degree in public health epidemiology or communicable diseases epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Diploma from a Field Epidemiology Training Programme or equivalent programme from an accredited/recognized institute. Proven experience in managing geo-spatial and statistical packages(Arc GIS, STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, etc.) and predictive modelling software;
Essential: At least 7 years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels in practice ofepidemiology and/or implementing/instruction in field epidemiology training programs.
Desirable: – Familiarity with the goals and procedures of international organizations (United Nations system, donors, and major non-governmental organizations) and European Union funded projects in other countries.- Experience in implementation on epidemiological disease modelling.
Thorough knowledge of the epidemiology of infectious diseases and other global health security threats, and of issues and practices for disease prevention and control.Proven ability to coordinate and manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies. Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.Proven skills in FETP mentoring and training.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of UN or EUR language.
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 73,516 (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 1176 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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