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9 Sep 2021

Contract NATIONAL MALARIA SURVEILLANCE OFFICER

World Health Organization –  Efate

Job Description

The National Malaria Surveillance Officer will be based with the Ministry of Health in Port Vila, and will work with national and provincial staff to strengthen malaria surveillance, to reduce malaria burden and to achieve and sustain malaria elimination.
The staff member will work under direct supervision of the Ministry’s Coordinator of the Malaria and Other Vector Borne Diseases Control Program and the WHO Technical Officer for Malaria and Other Vector-Borne Diseases.

Summary of Duties

1. Strengthen malaria surveillance activities in Vanuatu, through the following key activities:

  • Providing monthly monitoring of provincial data entries and reporting
  • Monitoring program performance indicators in District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2)
  • Provide routine feedback to National Malaria Coordinator and M&E Officer on performance indicators
  • Assist Provincial Malaria Surveillance in DHIS 2 Event Register and Tracker, including for simple troubleshooting
  • Assist provincial officers in Case-Investigation information, data cleaning, data verification and validation process
  • Assist Provincial Malaria Surveillance officers in conducting Surveillance meetings and trainings, including training with Nurses
  • Assist Provincial Malaria Surveillance officers in developing surveillance monitoring and tracking system tools
  • Assist Provincial Malaria Surveillance Officers in developing stock monitoring and tracking tools
  • Assist the National and Provincial Malaria Officers in producing Quarterly and Annual Reports
  • Provide regular feedback to Provincial Malaria Officers on performance indicators
  • Coordinate resources to improve information collection and dissemination
  • Coordinate the improvement of information management at the provincial level
  • Engage in human resource development in information management
  • Working with consultants for update of DHIS-2 malaria modules
  • Submit reports as directed by superior, including on monthly activities

2. Perform other reasonable duties that may be assigned by the Director of Public Health or the WHO Technical Officer.

Required knowledge, skills and values

  • Able to think analytically, practically, comprehensively and be open minded
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Be able to meet the reporting datelines
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Be able to respond proactively when required
  • Excellent in data analysis, interpretation, and information dissemination
  • Strong computer skills: can manage webpage database system, competent in Microsoft Excel and Access

Educational requirements

  • Diploma in Information Management System

Experience

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in data and Information Management System

How to Apply

Submit your application in writing with a cover letter and CV addressed to the e-mail address ([email protected]).
Applications close on 30 September 2021 by 5.00pm . For more information, please call 27683.

Job Category: Healthcare. Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: Not stated.
Closes 01/10/2021

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