National Professional Officer HIV/AIDS – (2105847) – WHO


Job Description

Organization:World Health Organization
Job Title:National Professional Officer HIV/AIDS – (2105847)
Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):One year
Job Posting:Nov 17, 2021, 10:24:05 AM
Closing Date:Dec 9, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan-Khartoum
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

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To provide technical assistance to the health sector response to HIV/AIDS in Northern Sudan.


Under the direct supervision of the HIV/AIDS team leader, Khatoum and the general guidance of the WR the incumbent will assist the WRO HIV/AIDS team leader in providing technical support to the MOH on HIV/STI surveillance. S/he will:- Assist in the development of policies and strategic and operational plans of the national AIDS programme on HIV/STI surveillance.- Participate actively in the development of technical guidelines, manuals and educational material on HIV/STI surveillance.- Organize and facilitate training workshops.- Provide guidance and technical support during the planning and implementation of HIV/STI surveys.- Provide supportive supervision and mentor HIV/STI surveillance staff of the MoH.

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Essential: University degree in Medicine or Social Sciences.
Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or epidemiology with training in HIV/STI surveillance methodologies.

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Essential: At least 5 years in the field of HIV/AIDS out of which 3 years of active involvement in HIV/STI surveillance.
Desirable: Experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIVAIDS and STI programe


– Very good understanding of HIV and STI surveillance.- Very good knowledge of principles of disease control.

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Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

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Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 55,473 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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