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Aug 22, 2010



Vacancies of World Health Organization for Medical Officer

Organization : World Health Organization

Post : Medical Officer

Annual salary: (Net of tax)

USD 66 482 at single rate

USD 71 393 with primary dependants


Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/10/TA149

Title: Medical Officer

Grade: P4

Contract type: Temporary appointment

Duration of contract: Two years

Date: 20 August 2010

Application Deadline: 17 September 2010
(26 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station: Vientiane Lao People's Democratic Republic

Organization unit: WP/DCC Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP/DCC) /
WP/MVP Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases (WP/MVP)
University degree in medicine with post-graduate degree in epidemiology and/or public health is essential. Preferably with training and experience in public health.
Has a broad knowledge of principles, practices, methodology, and techniques in public health, parasitology and epidemiology.

Has significant knowledge and skills in communicable disease control, including teaching and advisory techniques at the international level.

Computer skills in particular Microsoft office, powerpoint and Excel and experience in use of web based electronic management systems. Knowledge of software for data analysis and mapping will be an advantage. Documentation and reporting skills are necessary.

Has very good interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work well with others in difficult working environments, and positively relate to people at all levels, from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and orientations.

Understands the principles of results-based management and can develop plans, organize resources and take actions to ensure objectives are achieved within realistic timelines.

Can quickly acquire, a thorough working knowledge of essential WHO procedures, policies and rules and regulations that support WHO's presence in countries.

Able to work independently and take initiative.

Able to establish and maintain harmonious relations with national and international colleagues and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Minimum of seven years' working experience in tropical diseases and/or public health including experience at international level is essential. Experience in neglected tropical disease management particularly in the international environment is desirable.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.

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