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Vacancy announcement from World Health Organization (WHO)


The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.The World Health Organization, Country Office for Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced Nepalese citizens for the below positions:

TITLE : Information Management Assistant (IMA)
> GRADE : GS.4
> CONTRACT TYPE : Special Service Agreement (SSA)
> APPLICATION DEADLINE : 22 November 2017
> DURATION OF CONTRACT : 6 months with possibility of extension
> UNIT/OFFICE : WHE / WHO Representative Office
> DUTY STATION : Health Emergency Operation Centres – Doti, Pokhara, Surkhet and others
> SALARY : In accordance with UN Scales
> UN SALARY SCALE for GS.4 : Rs. 1048031 (UN salary info)

The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the roster to fullfill the position of WHO Information Management Assistant (IMA) – GS.4.

Purpose of the Position: The purpose of the position is to manage and disseminate information for health sector emergency preparedness and response readiness at the Regional Health Emergency Operation Centre (RHEOC).

Summary of assigned duties: Under the overall supervision of Technical Officer – WHO Health Emergency (WHE) Programme (TO – WHE) with day to day supervision of the WHO Emergency Programme Field Officer (EPFO) and WHO Emergency District Support (WEDS) Officer placed at the Regional HEOC and in close coordination with the National Professional Officer – Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) and National Professional Officer – International Health Regulations (IHR) in the WHE Programme of WHO Country Office (WCO) for Nepal; the Information Management Assistant will perform the following duties:-

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Support Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC):
> To generate the first information report on public health emergencies due to any hazards and report them to the WHO Emergency Program Field Officer and the concerned regional health authorities
> To communicate and coordinate with districts / local bodies/ health facilities and other stakeholders partners to collect information:
- on disease outbreaks and public health emergencies (PHE) due to any hazard and their follow-up.
- for preparation of situation reports on PHE.
- on health stakeholders involved in Emergency Risk Management (ERM) and update it regularly using tools such as the 3W/4W matrix.
> To prepare info-graphics, summary statistical bulletins, bi-monthly information bulletin and share with key stakeholders and the HEOC network.
> To prepare digital maps with health facility locations, routes of access and dedicated and accessible free space for emergency operations and regularly update the same.
> To provide the information to HEOC – Ministry of Health(MoH) for development of:
- user friendly information portal for the HEOC network synchronizing all available information such as emergency roster, hospital disaster information, health facility mapping, health capacity mapping and buffer stock, related Acts, Strategies, Guidelines, Plans and Protocols etc.
- monthly updates and newsletters.

> To disseminate monthly updates received from the Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) network to relevant stakeholders.
> To update the database on regional health human resources in close coordination with hub and satellite hospital networks and district/local health authorities for utilization during different phases of the emergency management cycle as relevant.
> To coordinate with the Emergency Operation Centres of the Ministry of Home Affairs and other relevant line ministries located in the region to obtain information needed for health response in an emergency through the HEOC.
> To ensure inter-sectoral/cluster coordination for collective response in an emergency in the region, e.g. water/sanitation/hygiene, logistics and nutrition.
> To liaise with the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD); the HEOC Network; the National Public Health Laboratory network; the National Influenza surveillance network; the AntiMicrobial Resistance surveillance network; the network of Rapid Response Teams; and the regional/ local chapters of the national and international NGO associations to ensure effective coordination of ERM activities, information and knowledge sharing and promoting partnerships.
> To perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the EPFO, WEDS Officer, NPOs in the WHE Programme and TO-WHE.

i) Teamwork ii) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences iii) Communication; and iv) Technical Expertise

. Mark your envelope and CV with the file of position applied for. No telephone enquires please.

- Only short listed applicants will be contacted for test/interview etc.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

click [ HERE ] to view original vacancy for more details and application procedure.

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