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9 Sep 2021

Contract SHEFA MALARIA SURVEILLANCE OFFICER

World Health Organization –  Efate

Job Description

The Shefa Malaria Surveillance Officer will be based with Shefa Provincial Health Services on Epi Island, and will work with national and provincial staff to strengthen malaria surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, to reduce malaria burden and to achieve and sustain malaria elimination. The staff member will work under direct supervision of the Provincial Public Health Manager and the WHO Technical Officer for Malaria and Other Vector-Borne Diseases.

Summary of Duties

1. Strengthen malaria surveillance and response activities in the Province of responsibility, through the following key activities:

  • Compile all case information reported to the provincial office through monthly malaria line lists (MMLLs)
  • Coordinate and lead case investigations for all confirmed cases of malaria in line with the malaria surveillance and response flowchart, and complete the associated checklist
  • Ensure all data are entered into DHIS-2 event module (MMLL) and tracker module (case investigation and follow up) in a timely manner
  • Provide technical assistance as required to promote correct primaquine issuance and adherence
  • Support as required malaria supervisory visits and other initiatives of provincial and national malaria and public health teams
  • Produce monthly activity reports that include number of number of cases investigated, case numbers and classifications, response and follow-up actions

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

  • This position requires a proactive person with excellent organizational skills, the ability to work both as a member of a team and independently.
  • Skills and knowledge include: Effective communication, working well in a team environment, prioritizing workload, using or analyzing results from geographical mapping surveys, computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and information management, including data base entry and information retrieval).
  • Driving license desirable.

Educational requirements

  • Completed a course (Certificate level or higher) in malaria control activities, or two years minimum equivalent professional work experience.
  • Advanced certificate (or higher) in public health, communicable diseases, epidemiology, medical entomology or parasitological an advantage

Experience

  • 5 years experience in vector-borne diseases control
  • At least two years experience in project/program work plan design and implementation

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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