Technical Officer (Laboratory) – Hargeisa

  • Hargeisa
  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jun 11 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 2 years

Job Description


The objectives of WHO Malaria Control & Elimination (MCE) Control program is to provide adequate technical support to the national program to establish effective MCE program in SCS through:

  • Development and revision of the national strategies, guidelines, SOPs and other relevant documents of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Control Program in SCS.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the program interventions to ensure the quality of the national program activities.
  • Capacity building of the national health staff involved in the implementation of the malaria control and elimination program activities.
  • Supporting the national program in advocacy and raising the awareness regarding MCE in the country.


  • Contribute to the development and revision of the national control strategies and plans for MCE in SCS.
  • Work with the NMCP of MOH in preparing and revising training manuals and sessions about MCE diagnosis and case management.
  • Represent MCE/WHO in Vector Born Diseases Task Force and other concerning meetings and support national control program technically for the improvement of the program implementation and intervention.
  • Collaborate with the national programs in the development and launch of raising awareness and communication initiatives for health promotion purposes for both; MCE Program.
  • Provide technical inputs to the NMCP program in the management of medical supplies including forecasting, distribution and stock management.
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation activities (M&E) related to NMCP program.
  • Prepare technical and periodic reports of routine activities and assignments undertaken on missions to regions where MCE control activities are carried out.
  • Work with the Vector Control technical staff at NMCP to ensure the planning and implementation of field activities related to vector control and prevention for malaria.
  • Conduct meetings and collaborate with the other partners regarding Lab, case management, Entomology & vector control activities, quarterly and annual bases.
  • Perform clinical and environmental sample collection, allocating, packaging and shipping whenever necessary especially in the event of disease outbreak of MCE program.
  • Ensure regular communication and liaison between implementing partners, NMCP of the MOH and WHO.
  • Collaborate with the WHO country and regional team to develop new funding applications.

Specific duties

  • Contribute to the development/revision of policies, strategies, guideline and SoPs for malaria program in SCS.
  • Participate in the capacity building of health staff on proper management, control and elimination of malaria in SCS.
  • Coordinate with the national programs in proper monitoring and evaluation of the programs activities to ensure quality, equity and equality required for MCE in the country.



Essential: First university degree in medical laboratory science or public health Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or Laboratory medical science


Essential: At least 2 years of relevant experience in communicable diseases coordination, with emphasis on malaria program. Knowledge and capacity in Therapeutic Efficacy Study (TES)of antimalaria drugs.

Desirable: Working experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health Action in Crises or experience in UN organizations/agencies


  • Proven skills in training health workers on laboratory techniques and standard operating procedures of MCE program.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to needs.
  • Familiarity with MCE strategies at national and international levels.
  • Excellent skills in the assessment, and monitoring in the context of communicable disease with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and promote their implementation.
  • Excellent operational research. and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Tact discretion and ability to promote consensus.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results

Enhanced WHO global Competencies model at Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language. Desirable:


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 34,004 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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