Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for the post of Medical Officer Epidemiologist on a contract basis at World Health Organization (WHO), New Delhi.
Under the direct supervision of PAM HIM and overall guidance of RED, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:
Support HIM capacity to support the development of national surveillance guidelines, protocols, surveys and monitoring/surveillance systems for detection, verification and response to public health incidents at the national level; ensuring efficiency of data collection, correlation, analysis, interpretation, timely reporting and coordinate the work of a network of sub-regional monitors, as well as provide technical guidance to the Epidemiologists assigned, as required.
Conduct analysis of epidemiological data as appropriate. Support HIM capacity to oversee data management including data entry, data validation, analysis and reporting of assessments and surveys. Support HIM capacity to set up and coordinate the establishment and functionality of Early Warning Systems (including event-based and indicator-based surveillance) for epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases for early detection and response to public health events.
Contribute to HIM’s capacity to support the development of information products during emergencies. Represent HIM in coordination meetings with partners involved in surveillance, epidemiology & monitoring and related training Perform any other incident-specific related duties including replacing and backstopping for others as required by the HIM Programme Area Manager.
- Essential: Degree in medicine and a post-graduate university degree (Master’s level or above) in Epidemiology, Statistics, Database Management or Public Health with substantial training in Quantitative Epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Desirable: Experience with WHO and/or the UN system in the areas of outbreak response and/or humanitarian interventions and data analysis.
- Essential: At least seven years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in quantitative epidemiology and the implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response in humanitarian settings including some years of demonstrated international exposure.
- Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at the field level with WHO or with an international Non-Governmental Organization with expertise in disaster and outbreak response.
- 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 multi-task across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills in the public health aspects of infectious disease control, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response with particular attention to the 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 in communicable disease surveillance and response.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars.
The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 75,602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2249 per month for the duty station indicated above.
Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the post through this link.
New Delhi, India.
September 29, 2022.