Medical Officer (Coordinator Polio Eradication & VPD Surveillance) at World Health Organization (WHO

  • and vaccine preventable disease control or polio eradication at senior management position at national and international levels with focus on policy, planning and strategic actions for improving immunization and surveillance programme performance in large/complex countries/countries with active/protracted humanitarian crisis.


  • Experience in control of communicable diseases in general and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Experience with resource mobilization and policy development.
  • Experience of working in developing countries with low performing immunization programmes.
  • Experience with measles elimination and polio eradication initiative.


  • Proven track record of exhibition of competencies essential to lead a large team and to produce results.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of principles, practices, methodology and techniques of immunization, disease eradication, epidemiology, disease prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Excellent knowledge in analyzing vaccine preventable diseases surveillance and immunization data, synthesizing information, and presenting clear and concise conclusions and recommendations for decision making.
  • Demonstrated capacity in developing strategies and plans related to immunization and disease eradication programmes.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively with people of different cultural and educational backgrounds

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