|The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.|
NPO/Laboratory Scientists*2 Positions
Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
| 19 May 2016|
9 June 2016
(18 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/ORD Office of the Regional Director (AF/ORD)
Provide technical support to government counterparts at different levels in its effort to support polio eradication initiatives and measles control activities.
The overall goal of the WHO laboratory programme is to strengthen the performance of national laboratories that support immunization initiatives including essential interventions for vaccine preventable diseases. The key objectives of the Programme are:
Achieve and sustain certification standard surveillance as a strategy to eradicate poliomyelitis and reduce morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine preventable diseases
Strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) by providing laboratory confirmation of disease outbreaks and genotyping results
Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities to establish/maintain monitoring systems for EPI and IDSR activities as well as for all vaccine-preventable diseases.
Provide data, feedback results and reports to the Zambia MoH and MCDMCH at national, provincial and district level as well as WHO country and AFRO office, and cooperating partners.
- Develop laboratory backed surveillance including :
o Development of Laboratory workplans
o Virus isolation and identification using recommended WHO guidelines and procedures
o Tissue culture maintenance and propagation
o Specimen processing and handling
- Liaise with other partners in support of AFP laboratory backed surveillance
- Ensure WHO guidelines and standards operating procedures are strictly adhered to as recommended by WHO
- Provide technical support to the other countries of the region in Polio eradication and other activities when need arise
- Implementation of the Real Time PCR for Intratypic Differentiation (ITD) for polio molecular epidemiology.
- improved quality assurance through accreditation & proficiency testing programmes implementation of validated, standard laboratory procedures
- provision of training for laboratory personnel
- linking of laboratory data and activities to surveillance for diseases of public health importance
- Perform data management, for Polio, Measles, Influenza and Rotavirus surveillance.
o Measles, Rubella, Rota, Influenza, Yellow fever and Human papillomavirus (HPV) diagnostic procedures for virus isolation and identification according to WHO guidelines
o Vaccine quality control activities including vaccine sampling and potency testing when indicated
o Documentation and report writing as a way of feedback to relevant partners
o Data harmonization meetings with MoH, MCDMCH and partners
o Any other duties as assigned
The incumbent will be one of the focal persons for laboratory activities that are critical to vaccine preventable disease earmarked for eradication and elimination. He/she will provide lead technical support to the MOH and MCDMCH in order to achieve the national programme and WHO objectives. He/she will have an additional advisory role seeking for guidance from the WR for any issue that requires major decision making or the organization's commitment
Essential: Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences / Biology & Chemistry or other related field.
Desirable: Postgraduate qualification in related field and/or Public Health.
- Communicating in a credible and effective way
- Moving forward in a changing environment
- Fostering integration and teamwork
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond;
- Producing results.
- Significant knowledge of and experience in laboratory technology, operations and laboratory backed surveillance, Including basic epidemiological skills and analysis and interpretation of data. Publication in peer reviewed journals will be an added advantage.
Advanced computer skills in MS Office application software
Essential: A minimum of five years experience in Bacteriology and/or Virology Laboratory work.
Desirable: Experience in laboratory activities for vaccine preventable diseases.
|This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.|
|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.|
The Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified serving officers to fill two vacant positions of Managemen...
The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned Institute with 14 m...
The Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified serving officers to fillvacant positions of Assistant Dire...
The Public Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified serving officers to fill vacant positions of Director and Hu...
TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF FUELS AND LUBRICANTS ON ONE YEAR RUNNING CONTRACT TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 240MMSQ...
JOB TITLE: Receptionist Department Human Capital Development & Administration Category Administration & Logistics Job Type...
REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION BURSARIES COMMITTEE Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians that m...
Security Guard- EC09 Records Officer-EC06 Accounts Assistant- EC07 Assistant Accountant- EC06 How to apply Submit applicat...
Electrician. Closing date is October 13, 2016. Marine Security Guard Chauffeur . Closing date is October 07, 2016.
Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the...
AB Bank Zambia Abt Associates ACC Anti Corruption Commission Zambia Access Bank Accountant Administration Afdb African Development Bank Agriculture Airtel Zambia Atlas Copco Zambia AU African Union Aviation Jobs AWF African Wildlife Foundation BancABC BANKING JOBS Barclays Bank Zambia Blantyre BOZ Bank of Zambia British Council in Zambia CARE INTERNATIONAL ZAMBIA Cavmont Bank Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia CHAI Clinton Health Access Initiative Chamber of Mines of Zambia Chibombo Chililabombwe Chingola Chipata Chirundu Choma Citibank Civil Engineer Climate Change and Environment COMESA Community Development Jobs Consultancy Copperbelt Copperbelt Energy Corporation Copperbelt University CRS Catholic Relief Services Customer Care Customer Support - Technical Support Danish Refugee Council DBZ DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ZAMBIA Democratic of the Congo Driver Jobs ECOBANK ZAMBIA Economist Education EGPAF Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA Electrical Engineering Environmental Jobs ERB Energy Regulation Board ESAMI Eastern and Southern African Management Institute FHI360 Finance Finca Malawi FINCA Zambia First Quantum Minerals Ltd FNB FIRST NATIONAL BANK ZAMBIA Food and Nutrition GOVERNMENT JOBS Graduate Trainee Health Hospitality Jobs HPCZ Health Professions Council of Zambia Human Resources Human Rights ICT JOBS Insurance Jobs Internship IRC International Rescue Committee Islamic Relief Jhpiego Kabwe Kalulushi Kalumbila Kasama Kasumbalesa Kitwe Konkola Copper Mines plc Lecturer Legal Aid Board Legal Jobs Librarian Lilongwe Livingstone LMC Lumwana Mining Company Limited Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Lumwana Lusaka Lusaka University Maamba Collieries Limited Malawi Jobs Marie Stopes Zambia Marketing Mazabuka Mechanical Engineering MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MEDICAL STORES LIMITED Mining Jobs Ministry of Gender and Child Development Ministry of local government and housing MKUSHI Mongu Monitoring and Evaluation Mopani Copper Mines PLC MPIKA MTN Zambia MU MULUNGUSHI UNIVERSITY Mufulira NAPSA National Pension Scheme Authority National Airports Corporation National Milling Corporation NCC NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION Ndola NEPAD NFNC National Food and Nutrition Commission NGO JOBS NHA National Housing Authority NLACW National Legal Aid Clinic for Women NPA National Prosecution Authority NRFA National Road Fund Agency NU Northrise University OXFAM PACRA Patents and Companies Registration Agency PACT PATH INTERNATIONAL PC Population Council Peace Corps Zambia PIA Pensions and Insurance Authority Plan International Procurement Jobs Project Manager PSI Puma Energy International Purchasing - Supplies Manager PwC RDA Road Development Agency Records Management Research Restless Development Rural Electrification Authority SADC Southern African Development Community Sales Sandvik Save the Children SCHOLARSHIPS Security Jobs SNV ZAMBIA Solwezi Standard Chartered Bank Statistician SUPPLY CHAIN Teaching Jobs Telecommunications The World Bank UN United Nations UNDP UNICEF UNZA University of Zambia US Embassy in Zambia USAID Zambia Veterinary Council of Zambia Volunteering VSO Voluntary Service Overseas WaterAid Zambia WFP World Food Programme WHO World Health Organization Workers Compensation Fund World Vision WWSC Western Water and Sewerage Company Zambia Banks Zambia Breweries Plc Zambia Catholic University Zambia Red Cross Society Zambia Sugar Plc Zamtel Zanaco Zambia National Commercial Bank ZAWA Zambia Wildlife Authority ZDA Zambia Development Agency ZEMA Zambia Environmental Management Agency ZESCO Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited ZICA Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants ZICTA Zambia Information n Communications Technology Authority Zimbabwe ZIPAR Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research ZNBS ZAMBIA NATIONAL BUILDING SOCIETY ZRA Zambia Revenue Authority ZTB Zambia Tourism Board ZWMA Zambia Weights and Measure Agency