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New Job Vacancies at WHO
This jobs update provides details of New Job Vacancies at WHO in Accra, Ghana for Driver, Surveillance Officer, SIAs Coordinator, Data Manager and Programme Assistant
Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Ghana and direct supervision of the GPEI Coordinator and the National Professional Officers (NPOs) for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Surveillance, the SIAs Coordinator will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
• Support the preparation of high-quality pre-implementation (micro-planning, training, logistics.) plans and keep records of all microplans
• Lead the preparations of preparedness dashboards for all levels
• Support the implementation of microplans at all levels
• Guide the implementation of key recommendations and agreed action points from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and meetings aimed at raising the quality of campaign
• Support the monitoring of supplemental immunization activities (SIA) implementation especially in high risk areas and institute timely corrective actions
• Participate in the training on lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) survey and independent monitoring (IM) and support supervision of Independent monitors and ensure findings used for immediate action
• Document best practices, challenges, appropriate action and feed into planning for subsequent round i.e. evidence-based planning, systematic feedback to government authorities.
• Support the National EOC in developing evidence-based solutions and innovations for improving the quality of SIAs.
• Support implementation of other health priorities as a part of WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy
• Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors.
Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Ghana and direct supervision of the GPEI Coordinator and the National Professional Officers (NPOs) for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Surveillance, the Surveillance Officer at WHO will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
• Collaborate closely with GPEI partners and officials of the Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service at national and sub national levels for all surveillance and immunization activities, providing regular technical support and feedback.
• Support Ministry of Health at all levels to strengthen and maintain a sensitive surveillance system within the framework of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) with a special focus on polio eradication, and vaccine preventable diseases as follows:
a. Support development and implementation of response work plans
b. Support active case search, acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) case investigation, validation, 60 days follow up
c. Support mapping of high risk and special populations and provide technical support to areas that have these populations
d. Support for Environmental surveillance activities and operations.
e. Support epidemiological investigation, risk assessment and outbreak response activities.
The Driver works under the supervision of the Operations Officer and the general supervision of the WHO Representative. The Operations Officer identifies trips/assignments. Incumbent has some flexibility for planning and scheduling routes. Manuals available for use are Traffic instructions/street plans; WR/Operations Officer directives/instructions; and Vehicles maintenance manual.
Summary of Assigned Duties
The Driver drives office vehicles to provide transportation of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
• Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;
• Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs, regular servicing and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean;
• Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumptions, oil changes, greasing, etc.;
• Ensures that the steps required by the rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
• Performs other duties as required.
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As Office Clerk (Programme Assistant), the incumbent will ensure the smooth flow of work as related to clerical activities, coordinating actions with other support staff in the team and in consultation and collaboration with the Assistant to the WHO Representative. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the WHO Representative and direct supervision of the Operations Officers.
Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objectives
Country Office Support Units have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the Global Management System (GSM) environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
The incumbent works on the basis of general instructions, own experience and precedents, following WHO Country Office procedures and practices, rules and regulations, to ensure smooth work flow in the assigned area of work. The incumbent is encouraged to seek guidance for unusual issues. Most of the work is controlled for correctness and appropriateness by the incumbent.
Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Ghana and direct supervision of the GPEI Coordinator and the National Professional Officers (NPOs) for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and Surveillance, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
Accelerated Disease Control Activities/Supplementary Immunization Activities:
1. Support the EPI Programme to collate, clean and share all pre-campaign data sets;
§ 3 weeks, 2 weeks, 1 week and 3-2 days Pre-Campaign Dashboard indicators
§ Pre-Implementation Data Sets (Social Mobilization, Micro plan, Training Check list, Pre-implementation check list)
2. Support the EPI Programme to collate, clean and share all Intra-campaign data sets;
§ Intra-campaign dashboard (Daily)
§ Clean, analyze and share supervisory checklist in Open Data Kit (ODK) with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Regions (Daily)
3. Support the EPI Programme to collate, clean and share with the EOC and WHO Office through NPOs (where necessary) all post-campaign data sets (End/In-process, monitoring data, LQAS and Independent monitoring)
4. Support the EPI Programme to write comprehensive reports on all campaigns
1. The data manager will on a weekly basis support data harmonization between the surveillance department and the polio laboratory by performing the following;
§ Follow-up and support the Disease Surveillance Department to update the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Database with results received from the lab
§ Support the Disease Surveillance Department (DSD) to update Measles and Yellow Fever Databases with Lab results
§ Support data quality checks for consistency in information between the Lab and DSD for the AFP, Measles and Yellow Fever databases and flag up any discrepancies for harmonization
§ Support in preparation of the Weekly AFP surveillance updates
2. The data manager on a monthly and quarterly basis will support national level to generate the AFP Surveillance report using a standard reporting format by generating the following:
§ AFP surveillance indicators by Regions and Districts
§ Update number of WPVs, cVDPVs and Compatibles by regions and districts
§ Calculate and updating Non-polio enteroviruses (NPENT) rates
§ And other relevant indicators as necessary
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