Description Of Duties
The incumbent, under the direction of the WHO Representative, and in close collaboration with other team focal persons, and other related Programmes in other Clusters in the WHO Country Office, will assist the WHO Representative in coordinating and providing policy advice and technical support for the health sector response to HIV/AIDS and STIs in Kenya.
Guidance on policy, technical aspects and overall direction of the work will be provided by the WHO Representative and the Director of the DPC Cluster, the Programme Area Coordinator for Communicable Diseases and the Regional Adviser for HIV/AIDS. The incumbent is expected to work towards agreed objectives and targets which are in line with the Global HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Regional HIV/AIDS Strategy, regional targets and the Millennium Development Goals. Within the overall programme objectives, the incumbent has substantial scope to exercise individual professional judgment.
The incumbent will have access to and regular guidance from the WHO Representative, the Director of the DPC Cluster, the Programme Area Coordinator for Communicable Diseases and the Regional Adviser for HIV/AIDS. The incumbent's plan of work will be prepared in consultation with the Programme Area Coordinator for Communicable Diseases and the Regional Adviser for HIV/AIDS. The incumbent will also have continuous access to colleagues within the WHO Regional Office, especially colleagues in the DPC cluster for consultation as needed. He/She will be informed of AFRO's priorities, policies and strategies. Through telephone, email and other electronic communications, the incumbent will have access to colleagues in the sub-regions, countries and the Regional Office and to colleagues in the HIV Department in WHO/HQ.
The incumbent should work closely with the WCO technical staff involved in Tuberculosis Control and Malaria Control. This includes, under the direction of the WHO Representative, the partnership interactions with the GFATM.
Reviews of the incumbent's performance will be based on the WHO/ePMDS, and will be guided by the broad programme goals, specific objectives and measurable indicators. New initiatives and long term plans required for the achievement of the programme's objectives will be discussed. Expected results will be reviewed to determine the achievement of objectives as set up in work plans and the milestones related to the MTSP and the AFRO Strategic Directions.
The Specific Duties Are To
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Technical expertise in public health and epidemiology, planning, programming management and coordination of health programs, especially on HIV/AIDS. Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels and to train others. Familiarity with key health sector HIV/AIDS interventions, in particular prevention and treatment and care scale up in the African Region. Familiarity with key hepatitis control, prevention and treatment interventions in the African Region Detailed knowledge of WHO procedures and practices is also required including close familiarity with the work of the Regional Office, the Executive Board and World Health Assembly. Ability to exercise leadership and to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels. Proven ability to plan, execute, supervise and manage a large international health programme. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Excellent communication skills. Ability to work under pressure.
Other Skills (e.g. IT): Computer literacy. Familiarity with software in common use such as Excel, Presentations, Word, Access Work.
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Annual salary:(Net of tax)
USD 69032 at single rate
USD 74130 with primary dependantsPost Adjustment:31.8 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
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