OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The overall objectives of the Polio Eradication Initiative are to lead the global eradication efforts of national governments and the global polio eradication partnership to interrupt the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, help integrate polio eradication broader immunization and emergency efforts certify eradication and eventually stop the use of all oral poliovirus vaccine .
The immediate strategic objective is to implement WHO's contribution to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 in collaboration with GPEI partners and in support of national eradication efforts.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Essential : Advanced level university degree in Medicine, ideally at doctorate level (M.D.)
Desirable : Training in public health or business administration or equivalent qualification.
Essential : At least 7 years of experience in project management in the area of research and product development, vaccinology, clinical epidemiology or clinical medicine.
Some experience in an international context, preferably in the area of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Desirable : Experience working in poliovirus vaccine development. Experience working in WHO or another UN organization.
Experience in vaccine development or primary health care. Excellent qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. Demonstrated scientific writing skills in English.
Ability to function effectively in a team setting in a cross-cultural environment. Knowledge of WHO operations would be desirable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable : Beginners knowledge of French.
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 74,913 (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 5194 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.
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The list can be accessed through the link : http : / / www.whed.net / . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct.
To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
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