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Specialist, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, Kingston (NO-C)
Closing date: 2014-12-03
Vacancy Notice No:PAHO/14/FT604
Title:Specialist, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health
Contract type:Fixed-Term Appointment
Duration of contract:One year, first year probationary period. POST OF LIMITED DURATION.
Date:12 November 2014
Application Deadline:3 December 2014
Duty Station:Kingston, Jamaica
Organization unit:AM Americas (AM)
PAHO/WHO Representative (PWR/JAM)/Special Program (SDE)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :To ensure that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) country program of technical cooperation and the Organization's country presence provide relevant and adequate support to the national health development process. To enable the country to shape the subregional, regional and global health agenda. To support management of the PAHO/WHO Country Office as the basic organizational unit for technical cooperation with the country, drawing on the PAHO/WHO resources from all levels and parts of the Organization to better serve the country.
Description of duties:Under the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative, and the general supervision of Chief, Special Program (SDE), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:
- Provide technical cooperation to the Ministry of Health in the analysis of the principal health problems, its social and environmental determinants, inequities and risk factors; promote food safety programs; identify the conditions and lifestyles that favor the practice of health promotion at population level; propose, monitor, and evaluate technologies and strategies for their effective control;
- Lead the County Office activities in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs for promotion and health protection, environmental health, food safety, water and waste water management, and climate change while incorporating a gender and rights based approach;
- Coordinate the technical cooperation programs/activities related to the implementation of National Food Safety policy, plans and services leading to the restructuring of the food safety system; support capacity strengthening of the country to implement equitable and effective measures in support of the development of food safety in the community and their integration in primary health care systems;
- Participate in the development and/or strengthening of the relevant competencies in human resources for the health teams in charge of the implementation of the strategy of health promotion and protection, food safety, vector control, environmental health, and climate change and work in collaboration with stakeholders in positioning the government to effectively address the issue of Climate Change;
- Provide technical support, follow-up and support activities related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health; facilitate implementation and monitoring of MDGs strategies at national and sub-national level;
- Provide technical advice for the establishment of programs related to the regulation and control of toxic substances and hazardous wastes that present risks to health and the environment, including those produced in hospitals and other health care facilities;
- Support a coordinated response between Country Office and Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief (PED) in case of disasters and in the implementation of emergency projects;
- Promote and advise national authorities in the evaluation and solution of environmental pollution problems due to urbanization, industrialization and agricultural activities with special attention to biological and chemical pollution, as well as in the formulation of plans and programs for their prevention and control;
- Provide technical cooperation expertise in the strengthening of institutions and organizations involved in tobacco control and collaborate in the planning, development and monitoring of plans, programs and projects related to effective tobacco control policies in general, and within the context of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control;
- Mobilize national and international resources to support the implementation of programs under areas of responsibility; represent the Organization in technical meetings, seminars, congresses and academic events in the area of sustainable development and environmental health;
- Collaborate in the preparation of the Representation s Biennial Work Plan (BWP) and the execution of international cooperation, including the analysis of political, technical and socioeconomic realities;
- When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
- Promote inter-programmatic and decentralized work at the different levels of the Organization in order to achieve the maximum level of efficiency and effectiveness;
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- A university degree in environmental health and/or health science or related fields from a recognized university.
Desirable:a master's degree in environmental health or public heath would be an asset.
- - Intrainstitutional Action: Operates in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Ensures that the mission and the values of the Organization as well as the setting in which projects will be carried out are the drivers in one's technical work. Understands the results required and performs to that standard. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: Takes or organizes individual and collective action after analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge. Continuously analyzes the evolution of situations in an area of work and makes suggestions to adjust or confirm the decisions necessary to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of an analyzed situation between six months to one year ahead.
- Teamwork: Promotes team work and leads one's area to finish tasks and accept responsibility. Creates a positive environment within the area of work. Makes everyone feel like they are part of the team as well as welcomes and appreciates everyone's ideas and suggestions. Able to see the positive aspects of working as a team, shares the team's enthusiasm for achieving mutual goals.
- Accountability: Identifies, in conjunction with management, specific activities, processes jobs that require defined accountability, linking them to accountability strategies and objectives. Revises periodically progress made in the established work plan with his/her supervisor. Constantly reaches their objectives.
- Knowledge Management: Shares knowledge and information appropriately and participates in activities to facilitate sharing. Develops tools and protocols for creation, integration and dissemination of knowledge. Researches opportunities, methods and approaches for delivering value through improved knowledge.
- Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions: Proposes criteria for evaluating interventions at the process, management, and outcome level, in addition to plans for evaluating technical cooperation, in keeping with the PAHO's strategic direction.
- Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions: Identifies the risks and benefits of options for future health initiatives based on the analysis of institutional and political trends. Applies a broad approach to work in the health field.
- Resource Mobilization: Establishes partnerships and alliances with a variety of institutions and organizations as well as internal partnerships to obtain financial and non-financial resources. Is able to relate with all types of people and at all levels in order to obtain resources that are needed. Is able to present and disseminate information in a clear manner. Executes resources according to the agreements previously established with partnerships.
- Theoretical and practical expertise in providing technical cooperation in projects especially those related to health promotion, food safety, vector control, water and waste water management, climate change, activities for sustainable development, management or evaluation of environmental health programs in developing countries.
- Technical cooperation expertise in local and social development programs including those involving more than one country.
- Managerial expertise in public health management institutions.
- Ability and skills in managing programs in health promotion and primary health care with an emphasis on social participation.
- Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria for evaluating program interventions.
- Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programs and activities, including budget programming and control.
- Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
Outlook and electronic sources in research activities. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as EPIINFO, GIS, SPSS, Visio, Microsoft SharePoint and Project would be an asset.
Experience:Seven years of professional experience in technical cooperation in institutions concerned with activities related health promotion, vector control, water and waste water management, climate change, public health management or environmental health and sustainable development programs.
Languages:Very good knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
Additional Information:PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS FOR A NATIONAL OFFICER, THEREFORE ONLY NATIONALS OF JAMAICA AND LEGAL RESIDENTS OF JAMAICA MAY APPLY.
Monthly salary:(Net of tax)
JAM $348,392.17 at single rate
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
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