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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/11/FT31

Title: National Programme Officer, Laboratory Coordinator position no. 326276
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years - Post of limited duration
Date: 23 January 2011
Application Deadline: 17 February 2011 (13 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:  Nairobi, Kenya
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) / EM_SOM WHO Representative's Office, Somalia (EM_SOM)
Blood Safety, Laboratory & Imaging (LAB), Division of Health Systems (DHS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To optimize WHO technical advice and policy support to health authorities in Somalia.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the post:
To lead and coordinate areas of work in laboratory programme including blood safety, quality control and assurance, procurement of laboratory reagents, supplies and equipments and technical assistance in development and implementation of laboratory training curriculum in medical laboratory training schools.

Organizational Context:
The incumbent will be accountable and responsible for coordinating all laboratory activities, training of laboratory technicians, establishing new laboratories and procurement of technical equipments and supplies of the Somalia lab services programme.

Summary of assigned duties:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative for Somalia, with the technical support from the Regional Advisor/Blood Safety, Laboratory & Imaging (LAB), the incumbent will perform the following assigned duties:
1. To act as focal point in WHO Country Office to manage laboratory related work through coordination with donors and health partners in Somalia.
2. To build national capacity in clinical laboratory and blood transfusion.
3. To provide job training and supportive supervision for laboratory staff.
4. To establish quality control and assurance schemes.
5. To provide standard guidelines for blood safety procedures.
6. To create tools for blood safety data collection.
7. To create and maintain a central database for blood safety services.
8. To establish and provide technical support to reference labs.
9. To provide guidelines on procurement of laboratory supplies, screening kits, reagents and equipment.
10. To develop national supervisory and monitoring systems to ensure proper implementation of laboratory activities.
11. To provide technical assistance in curriculum development, implementation and review.
12. To assist in operational research projects.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
- University degree in laboratory technology with specialization in medical microbiology.
Skills:
Competencies:
1) Producing results.
2) Fostering integration and teamwork.
3) Building and promoting partnership across and beyond the organization.
4) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Functional skills and knowledge:
- Thorough knowledge and skills of basic laboratory services.
- Skills in training health workers on laboratory standard operational procedures.
- Skills in planning, managing laboratory services and coordination of programmes.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to needs.
- Ability to build and motivate teams and work under pressure.
- Knowledge in programme management.
- Skills in operational research.

Other skills:
Computer literacy.
Experience:
Essential:
- At least two years work experience in medical laboratory practice.
Desirable:
- Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals and or experience in UN organizations/agencies or international institutions.

Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.
Additional Information:
POST IS OPEN FOR LOCAL RECRUITMENT ONLY. APPLICANTS MUST BE NATIONAL OF THE COUNTRY OF ASSIGNMENT.

Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.

Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.

A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
KES 3,420,408 at single rate
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Visit this page to apply
https://erecruit.who.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?o_c=1000&jobinfo_uid_c=24100&vaclng=en


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