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WHO Jobs in Ukraine, National Professional Officer

WHO Jobs in Ukraine, National Professional Officer

Country: Ukraine
City: Kiev
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WHO Jobs in Ukraine

Position: National Professional Officer of the World Health Organization for Ukraine


The National Professional Officer will do the following duties

  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in developing its’ systems to prevent and control influenza, whether seasonal, zoonotic or pandemic and other high threat pathogens through.
  • Providing technical advice on improving the quality of systems for the surveillance of influenza and other high threat pathogens (epidemiological and laboratory surveillance).
  • Support activities related to strengthening seasonal influenza vaccination programs.
  • Support the continued implementation of guidelines and training programs for outbreak investigation and response and the clinical management of severe respiratory infections.
  • Support revision and testing of the national pandemic influenza preparedness plan and associated guidelines.
  • Support implementation of the national laboratory policy, strategy and action plan developed under the “Better Labs for Better Health” initiative.
  • Support the coordination of activities by the National Coordination Council on Laboratory including facilitation of working group sessions, meetings, and training.
  • Support the national program for laboratory quality mentors.
  • Provide input to further developments of the laboratory system as the system evolves as well as provide input to advocacy products related to the described duties.
  • Furthermore, perform other duties as required.


  • University degree in medicine, biological sciences or related area. Additional academic specialization in communicable diseases, biological sciences or equivalent professional qualification. However, a Postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology or laboratory science is desirable.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in communicable disease surveillance and/or laboratory programs/projects.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology as well as knowledge of laboratory quality.
  •  Expert knowledge of English as well as of Ukranian. In addition to that, intermediate knowledge of Russian.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline29 November,2019
Company NameWorld Health Organization



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