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Vacancy Notice No: EURO/11/FT389 Title: Programme Manager, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization (Copenhagen) Grade: P5 Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment Duration of contract: Two years Organization unit: EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO) / EU/DCE Communicable Diseases, Health Security & Environment (EU/DCE) Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Date: 1 December 2011 Application Deadline: 22 December 2011 Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization (VPI) Programme aims to reduce disease and death caused by vaccine-preventable diseases by: (i) strengthening routine immunization programmes by achieving and maintaining high vaccination coverage with childhood vaccines; (ii) ensuring that all children, adolescents, adults, and women of childbearing age have equal access to safe and high-quality immunization services; (iii) ensuring that epidemiological surveillance, including laboratory networks, is sufficient to achieve and sustain disease elimination targets; (iv) supporting the implementation of an immunization week to promote immunization; and (v) fostering appropriate partnerships with governmental and intergovernmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other relevant partners. The VPI Programme is divided into four main strategic areas each with its own scope, goal and set of objectives. These strategic areas are: (i) communication, partnerships, and management; (ii) immunization systems strengthening; (iiI) accelerated disease control, including eradication and elimination goals; and (iv) surveillance, laboratories, and monitoring and evaluation. The VPI Programme provide technical input into the implementation of WHO country programmes (Biennial Collaborative Agreements), which are led by the WHO country offices, aimed at prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases through strengthening health systems capacity. It supports Member States in designing and implementing evidence-based operational research and interventions, assessing the burden of disease and monitoring progress towards disease reduction and elimination/eradication goals. These activities are coordinated with management and dissemination of technical knowledge. The VPI Programme develops norms and standards, provides normative guidance in developing regional and national policies to assist countries to implement effective vaccine-preventable disease control programmes, promotes partnerships, and advocates for political commitment towards elimination and eradication goals. Purpose of the Post: Management of the technical programme including formulation of regional policies and work plans country work plans and projects, implementation, monitoring, and participation in evaluation of outcomes. To direct and supervise the implementation of activities and strengthen strategic leadership and capacity of the Regional Office in the area of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization. To advise European member states on a routine basis with regard to strengthening national and sub-national capacities in developing and implementing policies, strategies, tools and capacities in relation to vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization. Description of duties: Under the guidance of the Director of Communicable Diseases, Health Security & Environment , the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities and achieve the following objectives: A. Core responsibilities in assisting Member States in relation to vaccine-preventable diseases and
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recommending that the health system is designed to adapt to changing needs. knowledge transmission and advice for the enhancement of the capacities and skills of health ministries in carrying out vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization functions. 2/5 . with special emphasis on immunization system strengthening and other immunization priorities.e. new vaccine introduction and elimination and eradication goals for measles. and preventing and controlling vaccine-preventable diseases. approaches. and 7. especially towards elimination and eradication goals and new vaccine introduction. 5. adapted to regional/country needs. Develop resource mobilization strategies and approaches for vaccine preventable diseases and immunization. performance measurement and knowledge management) to build understanding and capacity for improving and assessing vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization (i. mobilizing its legal and regulatory powers to attain health system goals. governments and donor organizations. Acting as the WHO EURO content expert and focal point for vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization. ECDC. nor increase inequalities in access to health services and in health outcomes. 4. and supports activities for defining resource requirements among partners at regional level. 2. through research. including new vaccine introduction and strategies for supporting high routine vaccination coverage. Ensuring consistency and cohesiveness with the WHO guidelines.e. and 6. rubella.g. e. transforming information into decision making tools and applying this to the development and assessment of health policies and strategies. in the technical areas. including influencing other sectors to incorporate health concerns in their policies and enhance effectiveness of donor and other stakeholder involvement). and messages. Develop and oversee implementation of innovative approaches. Ensuring technical quality and competence in the Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme and to be responsible for the overall timeliness and quality of all programme deliverables of intercountry workplans. 4. Developing regional plans to implement global and regional strategies in vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization and harnessing European and other experience and knowledge (e. evaluation. and poliomyelitis. B. 3. US CDC. infrastructure and technological) and knowledge (i. and that redefined responsibilities in health systems are shared in a coordinated and pluralistic manner across all stakeholders with clear lines of accountability and transparency. Conduct advocacy. and exerting influence across other sectors than health and advocating for better health). 3.g. Dialogue with and advise policy makers on national plans and policies to ensure that policies do not perpetuate social injustices and inequities. GAVI. The incumbent establishes and maintains strong partnership networks with key agencies.. as well as the estimation of the required resources (human. with special emphasis on immunization systems strengthening. 2. financial. Ensure wide dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from strengthening immunization systems.immunization as part of country efforts to strengthen health systems include: 1. documenting gaps therein for the definition of the research agenda on the subject matter. leading policy development and coordination. Provide technical assistance with development of mechanisms for performance assessment and performance management and approaches to enhance effectiveness of stakeholder involvement. UN Foundation. Core responsibilities in providing intellectual and technical leadership and guidance in directing the development of the Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme include: 1. Provide expert technical advice and guidance in the establishment and promotion of CISID and other surveillance systems to monitor and evaluate immunization programmes and interventions and the impact of new vaccine introduction.

3. performance management. Core responsibilities as a Programme Manager: 1. Identifies. spreadsheet and presentation software applications Desirable: In depth knowledge of political. Creating an empowering and motivating environment: 3/5 . 2. responsiveness. 4. in liaison with the Head of Country Office. and to establish mechanisms which ensure proper coordination within the team regarding travel. Skills: Functional Skills and Knowledge: Essential: Knowledge of standard text. organizes and effectively manages the financial and human resources needed to achieve results. and financial protection based on country experiences. 7. funds availability. Desirable: Additional training in communicable disease prevention and control and/or immunization programmes and/or prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases. Mobilize resources to efficiently deliver services/products within country and intercountry workplans. Producing authoritative and relevant policy papers and briefs on the subject matter. holidays). 2. Provide leadership and managerial oversight to the work of all programme/project staff. 6. C. including. as first level supervisor (to include monitoring of workload. Perform the general management of the programme's professional and general service staff. Monitor and assess the performance of the technical programme through regular evaluation and reporting. Managing and synthesizing related knowledge to build the evidence base for dissemination to Member States as required.who. Coordinating international activities with relevant organizations and partners in the technical area. Ensuring the effective use of resources: Establishes measures to monitor resources and progress of activities as planned. social and health systems of countries in the European Region. allocate resources within country and intercountry workplans in coordination with the Strategic Objective Facilitator (ensure availability of funds and monitoring of dates and budget constraints). Knowledge of the WHO and UN system. public health or epidemiology. and 5. Monitors costs and seeks to use the most cost-effective methods. 5. Identifies priorities and defines realistic objectives and timelines. b>COMPETENCIES: see WHO Global Competencies model at http://www. technical programme staff based outside Copenhagen.int/employment/competencies/en/ 1. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Essential: Advanced university degree in medicine. Documenting and rendering explicit the pros and cons of various policy options applicable to vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization in terms of their implications and their impact on the level and distribution of health. and 8.contributing to the WHO normative function.

ONLY applications submitted on-line at www. Encourages co-operation and builds rapport among fellow team members at all levels. Experience in planning. Languages: Essential: A very good command of the English language and working knowledge of another WHO Official language. Therefore. as reflected in a history of high quality technical and policy related presentations in international foray. Additional Information: WHO has an online recruitment system. Producing results: Ability to produce high-quality results and workable solutions that meet client needs. eradication and control of vaccine-preventable diseases. monitoring and evaluating. Experience: Essential: At least 10 years working experience in epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases at national and international levels. Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach. Communicating in a credible and effective way: Excellent writing ability. Excellent presentation skills. attaining senior managerial rank. recognizes good performance and addresses performance issues.indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.int/employment/en will be accepted. Annual salary: (Net of tax) 80. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or . Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond: Ability to work collaboratively with team members and counter parts inside and outside the organization to achieve results. handles problems effectively. Actively encourages people from different parts of the Organization to work together. Experience of advising in vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization in lower and middle income countries. Provides staff with regular feedback.629 USD at single rate 86. Motivates staff to achieve individual and team goals. 4. Similar posts could be filled using this vacancy notice. In case of repeated difficulties. Desirable: Knowledge of other WHO EURO languages.int . 3. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application. Desirable: Experience working with or in other multi and bilateral development agencies active in the health sector and experience in supporting elimination. you should verify your on-line profile.1 % of the above figure(s).Ability to provide staff with clear direction and support in meeting objectives. Ability and willingness to work in a team with other heatlh professionals and motivate people of different nationalities and cultures. Acts appropriately without prompting and makes things happen. Ability to lead negotiations with senior officials.who. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and/or presentation. contact by e-mail hrsrecruitment@euro.who. as reflected in a history of high-quality and concise technical reports. including three to five years of practical experience in implementing or advising on key domains of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization. All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. 5. analyzing data.791 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 74.

int . 5/5 . Currently accepting applications Off-line applications should be sent to: WHO has an online recruitment system.int/employment/en will be accepted. Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach. ONLY applications submitted on-line at www. Staff Rules and Manual. Therefore. Similar posts could be filled using this vacancy notice.who. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and/or presentation. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www. All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application.downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.who. you should verify your on-line profile. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.int/employment. WHO is committed to workforce diversity.who.indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. contact by e-mail hrsrecruitment@euro. In case of repeated difficulties.

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