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World Health Organization is looking qualified candidate to fill the position of Medical Officer, HIV/AIDS. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT247

The Medical Officer (HIV/AIDS), to provide support to the Member States in the WHO African Region to develop policies and strategies and build capacity for the delivery of the health response to HIV/AIDS/STIs and other related diseases. This includes support for rapidly scaling up access to treatment and care services and accelerating prevention, while strengthening health.

The specific duties are to:
  • Provide technical support to the WHO Representative (WR);
  • in providing policy advice, and leading the health policy dialogue with the Ministry of Health and stakeholders on HIV/AIDS,- in advocating for collaboration among stakeholders and convening and coordinating and/or supporting the convening and coordination of stakeholders in HIV/AIDS and - in mobilizing financial, human and technical resources required for the HIV/AIDS work of the WHO Country Office;
  • Serve as the gateway for WHO's Technical Cooperation with the country, including leading and managing the provision and brokering of Technical Assistance and identifying areas requiring institutional strengthening in the area of HIV/AIDS;
  • Support the country in adapting and implementing WHO guidelines and tools and also in the development of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategies and plans;
  • Provide support for strengthening the national capacity for HIV surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and for programme reviews, documentation and sharing of national experiences;
  • Ensure that all national HIV/AIDS reports are submitted to the Regional Office on a regular basis;
  • Contribute to the preparation of WHO regional and global reports on HIV/AIDS and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the WHO Representative.
Candidate must have following requirements:
  1. Medical degree from a recognized university with post-graduate degree in epidemiology or public health.
  2. Training in the management of health programmes.
  3. At least ten years' experience in epidemiology, planning and coordination of HIV/AIDS interventions or public health programs at country level with at least 5 years experience at international level. Experience in coordination of the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS health sector response programmes in African countries will be an advantage.
  4. Experience in capacity building, planning and monitoring and evaluation of health programs.
  5. Excellent knowledge of English with a good working knowledge of French or Portuguese.
The application will close on 5th July 2013.

How to apply?
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.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

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. WHO is committed to workforce diversity?

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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