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Technical Officer (Applied Epidemiology Training) – SSA Contract

The World Health Organization has been providing technical support to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) activities. To strengthen communicable disease surveillance in particular, Applied Epidemiology Training (AET) and national surveillance system in Cambodia.

This is a full-time contract for 12 months beginning as soon as possible with a possibility of extension. The Technical Officer will be based in Phnom Penh, with support costs being met by WHO. Applications from women are encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2014

Terms of reference
The signatory will be assigned to work as a Technical Officer under supervision of the Team Leader of Emerging Disease, Surveillance and Response (ESR) unit and will have the following terms of reference:

Applied Epidemiology Training
a. In coordination with the Cambodian Applied Epidemiology Training (AET) management team, prepare the annual work plan for the program and support AET management team to present it to the Advisory Board for approval
b. Assist in the documentation and implementation of course structure changes
c. Arrange monthly AET management meetings and write/distribute the minutes
d. Prepare the monthly and annual AET activity report and submit to AET management team
e. Finalize training curriculum and course scheduling with resident advisor and AET management team
f. Assist AET Management team in the recruitment and selection process of trainees
g. Translate for non-Khmer speaking AET management team members and lecturers
h. Facilitate field visits by supervisors and outbreak investigations by trainees or graduates with their supervisors
i. Support field supervisors in supervising AET trainees/monitor supervision activities and ensure supervision reports are submitted
j. Maintain AET office (including database, collection of training materials, programme summary power point presentations)
k. n collaboration with AET admin assistant, prepare teaching facilities for teaching and provide other necessary administrative support. Those include to prepare DFC requests and submit technical/financial reports, to liaise with MoH on required approvals for course activities, ensure that facilitators are aware of teaching schedule and available at required time/dates

Surveillance and Outbreak
l. Join to and support CDC Department for outbreak investigations as requested
m. Assist CDC Department with national surveillance activities

Other works
n. Translate documents between English and Khmer requested by WHO ESR staff
o. Any other duties in the area of surveillance and response as requested by ESR Team Leader

Qualifications required
Essential: University degree in health related field
Desirable: Master degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or Communicable disease control

Experience and skills
Essential: Minimum five years’ experience of epidemiology and communicable disease control.
Desirable: Knowledge of WHO and Cambodian Ministry of Health Working practices; knowledge and skills in field epidemiology and communicable disease control including teaching and evaluation.
Other Skills (e.g. IT): Strong IT competency in major software programmes.

Essential: Very good command of English and Khmer Languages (Written and spoken)
Salary: Attractive remuneration package.

Interested applicants are required to send a CV. Please bring the printed CV with three references to WHO Representative Office before the deadline or via e-mail: Please indicate “Technical Officer (Applied Epidemiology Training)” on the subject of your application. Smoking is not allowed in WHO premises. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for test and/or interview.

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

For additional information please contact the WHO office in Phnom Penh located at 177-179 Pasteur Street, by email under, or by telephone under (023)216610 ext #81001.

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