Medical Officer Epidemiologist
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of PAM HIM and overall guidance of RED, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities: Support HIM capacity to support development of national surveillance guidelines, protocols, surveys and monitoring/surveillance systems for detection, verification and response to public health incidents at the national level; ensuring efficiency of data collection, correlation, analysis, interpretation, timely reporting and coordinate the work of a network of sub-regional monitors, as well as provide technical guidance to the Epidemiologists assigned, as required. Conduct analysis of epidemiological data as appropriate Support HIM capacity to oversee data management including data entry, data validation, analysis and reporting of assessments and surveys.
Support HIM capacity to set up and coordinate the establishment and functionality of Early Warning Systems (including event-based and indicator-based surveillance) for epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases for early detection and response to public health events Contribute to HIM capacity to support development of information products during emergencies Represent HIM in coordination meeting with partners involved in surveillance, epidemiology & monitoring and related training Perform any other incident-specific related duties including replacing and backstopping for others as required by the HIM Programme Area Manager
Essential: Degree in medicine and a post-graduate university degree (Master’s level or above) in Epidemiology, Statistics, Database Management or Public Health with substantial training in Quantitative Epidemiology from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Experience with WHO and/or the UN system in the areas of outbreak response and/or humanitarian interventions and data analysis
Essential: At least seven years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in quantitative epidemiology and the implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response in humanitarian settings including some years of demonstrated international exposure .
Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO or with an international Non-Governmental Organization with expertise in disaster and outbreak response
Sound knowledge and skills in database management and statistical analysis, secondary data review, survey designing and implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems design or use, and public health information management. Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects of infectious disease control, epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response with particular attention to application of an all-hazard approach in the context of the International Health Regulations and the use of event-based and indicator-based surveillance, as well as descriptive epidemiology and principles of public health in communicable disease surveillance and response.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of WHO Language.
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 75,602 (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 2249 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.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
- The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting 17 October 2022 – 20 October 2022. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
- Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
- For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
Recruitment Adviser supporting The University of York
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- Education Consulting
- 1 – 3 years
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Recruitment Adviser supporting The University of York
We are looking for a bright and capable individual to support our client the University of York (York), UK, to fulfill its objectives in the India market. The job-holder’s primary focus will be carrying out the University’s recruitment activities in India with a focus on supporting undergraduate recruitment while other responsibilities will include assisting with market strategy and brand building. The position involves frequent, sophisticated interaction with international clients and significant travel time is required.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and flexible candidate based in New Delhi, with recent experience of working in student recruitment or a similar environment. The post holder will be expected to travel extensively as relevant, approximately 80 to 100 days, including weekends and during unsociable hours.
1 – 3 years
As a Recruitment Adviser, you will implement marketing plans to recruit students from India. Specifically, you will:
1. Support the University’s undergraduate recruitment efforts
2. Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders within India such as education agents, prospective students and other key stakeholders
3. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
4. Enhance student attraction, conversion and retention
5. Expand, extend and enhance student experience and success initiatives (contributing to York’s ‘value proposition’)
1. Build strong working relationships with recruitment agents, including telephone and email communication. Conduct regular visits to agent offices in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across India to interview prospective students and engage with agency staff
2. Attend British Council and agent fairs and recruitment events in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across India to meet and advise prospective students and offer-holders on a range of matters including courses, entry requirements and application processes. Collect accurate enquiry details.
3. Conduct school visits in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities to build relationships with school staff and delivering presentations advising high school students about applying to the University.
4. Conducting email and telephone follow-up of enquirers met at recruitment events to increase enquirer-application conversion.
5. Conducting telephone follow up with new applicants from India to improve application-acceptance conversion.
6. Answer email and telephone enquiries from prospective students and parents for Foundation, UG, PGT and PGR courses at the University.
7. Set benchmarks and lead by example in providing outstanding standards of service and partnership with all stakeholders across the University’s faculty and divisions, including prospective and continuing international students, alumni, fellow staff members and external representatives.
8. Maintain a thorough knowledge of relevant standards, legislation and political frameworks (both the UK and that of emerging markets)
9. Provide high-level advice and guidance on the business practices, protocols, principles, ethics in the emerging markets.
10. Lead the preparation and submission of reports and review collated statistics to inform planning and strategy, as requested by the senior University staff.
11. Conduct analysis to inform strategic decision making e.g. reviewing application data by source high school. Contribute to the annual market plan for India. Conduct market research e.g. gathering contact information for high school counsellors, competitor institution entry requirements from India.
Student Counseling, Student Recruitment, Admissions Counseling, International Admissions, Student Administration,
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Educated to degree level or equivalent from a UK institution
Relevant postgraduate or professional qualification
Experience of working in student recruitment or similar environment e.g. marketing, admissions or alumni
Experience of the higher education sector in the UK, preferably including study abroad, through work or study
Experience of counselling students and parents
Experience of developing collaborative agreements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
Knowledge and understanding of the education system and understanding of the range of issues relevant to students contemplating study in the UK
Sound knowledge of processes and procedures underpinning successful international student recruitment, such as enquiry management, admissions, immigration issues
Excellent written and oral communication skills with high attention to detail
Ability to communicate confidently and clearly to a wide range of audiences via a variety of media
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise and establish rapport with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
Creative and innovative approach to strategic thinking and problem solving
Ability to build successful relationships and networks of contacts
IT literacy and understanding and knowledge of working with databases and CRM software
Excellent organisational skills including ability to manage heavy workload, prioritise competing demands and work to deadlines
GENERAL ATTRIBUTES & PERSONAL QUALITIES :
Cultural awareness and experience in dealing with international organizations and individuals
Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
OTHER / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS :
Flexibility and a willingness to work outside of normal office hours, including some weekends
Ability and willingness to travel alone and for extended periods of time
Legal right to work in India on full-time basis
Ability and willingness to travel to the UK up to twice a year for training purposes
In the past five years alone we have assisted over 350 organizations explore enter and expand into India, China and Brazil and we are now rolling out our own support network in the further high growth markets like Australia, Canada, Colombia, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A and Vietnam.
We are trusted by many of the world’s leading brands to support them in the most difficult business environments. We are passionate about what we do and committed to our own further international expansion. We employ over 200 staff, operate many offices, across multiple continents, and at virtually every working hour of the day are serving someone somewhere with their own international growth agenda.
The Sandam S4 Group consists of a number of integrated international market entry and expansion businesses. Sandam S4 also conceptualized and operates the US Business Centers, an initiative to support increased trade and investment between the US and India.
As an international to in-country firm, we deliver home-to-host country business support on both sides and act as a bridge between you and your target market. A fully integrated suite of services delivered by one firm, to ensure continuity and business success in the market. Our solutions are practical, implementation focused and results-driven. They are not theoretical.
Supporting cross border trade and investment is what we do 24×7, 365 days a year. We operate directly in some of the world’s most challenging regions, and have the experience and know how where and when you need it most. We free you up to focus on your core competencies by taking care of your back-office functions and we take the worry of local compliance away from you.
The scale of our operations and the quality of our resources mean you don’t have to invest in fixed local operations costs
We are not a think-tank. We deliver practical solutions and implement them. Our processes are robust, well ‘tried and tested’, across all industry sectors and in our markets. Our approach delivers results which enable our clients to ‘hit the ground’ running.
Born and bred in the local market, supported by 30+ years of expatriate, local market entry, experience. Our teams are a deeply blended mix of ‘local’ and ‘foreign’ professionals, all with substantial ‘cross–border’ experience. We are client focused and operate under a set of shared values of integrity and trust. These govern what we do and we do not compromise on these qualities.
We employ highly-skilled, ‘in-country’ professionals across all the functional disciplines needed to deliver market entry and business expansion services, across all industry sectors in challenging markets. We bring expertise from market research, compliance, tax, accounting, business development, marketing, HR, and recruitment to deliver practical solutions to your business.