Technical Officer (Jordan)

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  • Post Date : February 2, 2024
  • Apply Before : February 22, 2024
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  • Job ID 95270
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Position: Technical Officer  (2400828)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year (Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting : Jan 31, 2024, 11:14:46 AM
Closing Date : Feb 22, 2024, 4:44:00 AM
Primary Location : Jordan-Amman
Organization : EM/POL Polio Eradication
Schedule : Full-time  
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


To eradicate poliomyelitis due to wild or vaccine related poliovirus. Complete the interruption of wildpoliovirus transmission globally, and more rapidly detect and interrupt any newoutbreaks due to wild or vaccine-derived polioviruses.


Provide technical guidance inresponse to any importation of wild poliovirus or outbreak of circulatingvaccine derived poliovirus in previously polio-free areasCoordinate with GPEI partnersthrough IMST and ORPG for strengthening planning and implementation response tothe outbreaks in accordance with global guidelines. Administer and facilitate three-,six-month and end of outbreak assessments of status of outbreaks, effectivenessof response and the likelihood of continuing transmission.Plan, prioritize andcoordinate allocation of vaccine supplies, funding, and human resources basedon thorough understanding of risks and poliovirus situation and in closecoordination with HQ, countries and partners.Monitor data from thecountries on risks for polio outbreaks, preventive measures and progress inoutbreak response activities. Identify constraints and work with the regionaland country colleagues to develop a plan of action to overcome these constraints.Develop SOPs, guidelinesand other tools that provide evidence and advice on the best practicestrategies for interrupting poliovirus transmission.Identify training needs,evaluate and document outbreak response activities to ensure that all lessonslearned are effectively incorporated into current best practices. Coordinate with EPI andother stakeholders to develop approaches that can achieve polio eradicationwhile contributing to strengthening routine immunization systems.Track regional and country performanceagainst GPEI 2022-2025 key performance indicators (KPIs), identify constraintsand work with the concerned stakeholders in addressing the constraints. Contribute to lessons learned,cases studies, and other regional documentation with Communications, asrelevant.



Essential: University degree and Master’s degree in public health, health policy, epidemiology, related science or health discipline


Essential: At least seven years ofrelevant experience with international exposure in public health out of which at least 4 years in vaccine-preventable disease programs.
Desirable: Experience in program monitoring, health information management, implementation research, and knowledge management. Working experience with international organizationsand/or nongovernmental organizations.


Good knowledge of public health, with broad practical knowledge of principals of monitoring andevaluation. Strong ability and experience with analysis of surveillance, immunization monitoring and epidemiologic data. Strong technical writing and analytical skills.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2494 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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