Technical Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation for Surveillance and Health Response Program)

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Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
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Title:  Technical Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation forDeadline for application: 26 July 2019
Surveillance and Health Response Program)Duty Station: Port Moresby, NCD
Contract type: Special Services AgreementOrganization Unit: Regional Office for the Western Pacific,
Duration of contract: 1 year (renewable)WHO Representative for Papua New Guinea

Description of duties:
In close collaboration with the National Department of Health and under the direct supervision of the WHO Team Coordinator (Outbreaks and Health Emergencies) and overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the Technical Officer , Monitoring and Evaluation for Surveillance and Health Response Program will carry out specific duties as below:
  • To prepare and organize Annual Partner Review and Planning Meeting to consolidate partners, e.g., Department of Health, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Department of Environment and Conservation, research institutions, provincial governments, NGOs and international partners to review the progress in human and animal sectors in the implementation of the NHP, IHR and APSED III
  • To consolidate information and fill out of information for annual influenza report, annual APSED report and IHR (2005) Sate Parties Annual Self-assessment Annual Report (SPAR).
  • To organize, annually, at least two After Action Review (AAR) of any outbreaks and health emergencies that happen in a year, in order to learn the lessons and experience in responses
  • To organize, with the person (s) responsible for Rapid Response Teams (RRTs), one annual Simulation Exercise (Simex) of different types (such as table-top exercises, drills, function exercises, field exercises, and full scale exercises) , in order to test the readiness of National and Provincial RRTs, finding the gaps in capacity and competency, and improvement of emergency response plans and SOPs
  • To organize, with the person (s) responsible for Emergency Medical Team (s) (EMTs), one annual Simulation Exercise (Simex), in order to test the readiness of EMT (s), finding the gaps in capacity and competency and improvement of medical emergency response plans and SOPs.
  • To organize, with relevant staff, simulation exercises to test other components of the whole surveillance and response system
  • To support the implementation of voluntary Joint External Review (JEE) in the country based on the need
  • To perform any tasks assigned by supervisors
Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health related area
  • Diploma in public health or epidemiology

  • More than 5 years working in public health or emergency response
  • More than 2 years working in government agencies or international agencies
  • Experience in program monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience on organizing multi-sector stakeholder meetings
  • Experience in working in challenging environment

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
  • Proficiency across the Microsoft Office package is required
  • Skills in comprehensive report writing
  • Use of statistical software such as SPSS, Epi Info, Epi Map, Stata etc is advantage
  • Publication of research papers is an advantage, especially as first author

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

Interested candidates should submit an application and attach the standard WHO Personal History Form which can be obtained from the WHO office. Please include 3 referees and contact details in your application letter. Submit to any of the following addresses, no later than Friday, 26 July 2019: by hand delivery to WHO Office at 4th Floor, AOPI Centre Building, Waigani Drive; OR, by email to
NB: Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

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