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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Disease Outbreak Case Management Officer

    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the West and Central Africa Hub level, the incumbent will provide technical support to the incident management teams, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in strengthening case management and response activities, monitoring implementation of care and needs for management of affected populations, throughout the full cycle of the incident.

    Description Of Duties

    While strictly adhering to the WHO standards, the incumbent will:

    • Liaise with technical units in establishing needs of the affected population in regard to clinical management including referral pathways.
    • Support the IMS team and all partners with issues related to clinical management, setting up or adapting case management centers, tools, interventions and approaches.
    • Monitor the implementation of the systems and procedures for emergency triage at healthcare facilities.
    • Provide training to the healthcare workers, hospital management and auxiliaries.
    • Support to the national and local health authorities to develop and communicate messages with the medical and health communities on clinical features and effective behaviours.
    • Liaise with the logistics team in the specification and quantity estimations of supplies, medications and PPE etc.
    • Coordinate with HQ desks and technical unit (Epidemic Clinical Management, EPR/IHM/EXN and Emergency Medical Teams) and other clinical partners to document clinical features and case management of the patients, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions.
    • Participate in clinical management meetings.
    • Ensure close coordination between clinical management, infection prevention and control, and laboratory response.
    • Compile and analyse incoming field information on treatment, health facilities, and health workers, and ensure that updates are provided on a regular and timely basis to all levels of the response.
    • Provide technical support to strengthening of isolation facilities based on standard guidelines and principles for infection prevention and control, as and when required.
    • Provide technical support to countries to conduct relevant operational research to inform clinical management efforts.
    • Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

    Required Qualifications

    Education

    • Essential: Master University degree in the Medicine or Nursing field, depending on the context of the emergency e.g. emergency medicine trauma care, surgery, toxicology, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, from an accredited/recognized institute.
    • Desirable: Qualification in specialized medicine or nursing, Advanced university degree in Public Health, medicine or nursing. Additional professional training/specialization in health systems, hospital management, training & education, and/or other related area. Completion of the WHO Emergency Medical Team coordination cell training course

    Experience

    • Essential: At least seven (7) years practical experience, at the national and international levels, in the development, advocacy, planning, implementation of case management and clinical care activities/infectious diseases in outbreak, disaster or humanitarian emergency.
    • Desirable: Experience in epidemiology, research and analysis, and/or the development of training tools and databases for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Previous experience with WHO, other UN agencies, Emergency Medical Teams, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or nongovernmental organizations is desirable.

    Skills

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts;
    • Proven ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics.

    WHO Competencies

    • Teamwork
    • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    • Communication
    • Producing results
    • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

    Closing Date: Aug 24, 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization on careers.who.int to apply

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