Technical Officer (Epidemiologist) at World Health Organization (WHO) Cairo, Egypt


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Deadline: 9 September 2022

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (Epidemiologist) in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Technical Officer (Epidemiologist) will perform the following functions:

  • Support the response of WHO-EMRO to COVID-19 pandemic through active participation in surveillance pillar of the COVID-19 IMST and provide assistance when needed.
  • Contribute to the development of Integrated Disease Surveillance technical guidance and implementation package.
  • Provide technical advice to EMR countries to implement the regional strategy of Integrated Disease
  • Surveillance strategy in collaboration with other EMRO departments/units.
  • Provide technical support the development of regional guidance on contact tracing as an integral part of outbreak investigations.
  • Contribute to the development of a generic surveillance evaluation tool kit in collaboration with WHO HQ and WHO AFRO.
  • Conduct evaluations of the national-level early warning and surveillance system.
  • Support the strengthening of the early warning function of the surveillance system – more specifically itsevent-based surveillance component – in the EMR Member States through the implementation and adoption of public health intelligence frameworks (e.g.EIOS) and enhancing community reporting.
  • Contribute to establishing the FETP training site at EMRO and coordinating the hosting of FETP fellows in their field activities.
  • Conduct comparative analysis of lessons learnt from country experiences and sharing good practices on issues of region-wide concern.
  • Support implementation of the information management functions as per the WHO Emergency Response Framework requirements at the regional level.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • First university degree in epidemiology, public health, international health or related field, complemented by a degree or diploma in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, midwifery, nursing, medical biology, or a related discipline.
  • Advanced degree in epidemiology.
  • In-service training in field epidemiology such as Field Epidemiology andLaboratory Training Programmes (FELTP), the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service programme,or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience with international exposure in applied epidemiology or public health with a track record in engaging with stakeholders, building networks, and facilitating cross-organizational collaboration and dialogue.
  • 2 years of experience with event-based surveillance systems and a good understanding of the main principles of public health intelligence are significant assets.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in database management and statistical analysis, secondary data review, survey designing and implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems design or use, and public health information management.
  • Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects of infectious disease control,epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response with particular attention to application of an all-hazard approach in the context of the International Health Regulations and the use of event based and indicator based surveillance,as well as descriptive epidemiology and principles of public health incommunicable disease surveillance and response.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills.
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of French.
  • Knowledge of Arabic.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit WHO.

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