WHO Technical Officer Genome Surveillance Jobs 2022 Kenya

WHO JobsWHO Technical Officer Genome Surveillance Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the WHO is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Technical Officer Genome Surveillance position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with WHO.

WHO Technical Officer Genome Surveillance Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 27, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 15, 2022.

Organization Name World Health Organization (WHO)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 27, 2022
Closing Date May 15, 2022
Position Technical Officer Genome Surveillance
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

WHO Technical Officer Genome Surveillance Jobs 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Master’s degree.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: Expert knowledge of French/ Intermediate knowledge of English.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • Master’s degree in virology, microbiology, molecular epidemiology, genomics, genetics, or other related science-based discipline from an accredited institution.
  • PhD degree in molecular microbiology/virology is an added advantage.
  • At least 7 years of relevant professional work experience in public health pathogen genomics. At least 7 years of proven experience in public health in the field of preparedness and response to epidemic events, outbreaks and other public health emergencies.
  • Experience in WHO and/or the UN System in the areas of outbreak preparedness and response; field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.

Description Of Duties:

Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties:

  • Provide technical oversight for the effective implementation of the regional genomic surveillance strategy in the respective hubs.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of technical guidelines for surveillance and molecular diagnosis of emerging pathogens.
  • Strengthen the capacity of countries in the respective hubs for genomic surveillance to address emerging pathogens and anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
  • In close collaboration with relevant programmes, ensure the implementation of informed epidemiological analysis and sampling approaches to capture the emergence of variants of concern.
  • Collaborate with partners and Centres of Excellence to build and sustain capacities of Member States to conduct genomic sequencing, including bioinformatics.
  • Provide technical support in the functioning of the genomic sequencing laboratory networks in the sub-region including: sample referral mechanisms within and outside the countries; biosecurity and biosafety; maintenance of sub-regional biobanks; and quality assurance systems.
  • In close collaboration with partners, coordinate the provision of laboratory equipment, supplies and reagents to reference laboratories in the sub-region.
  • Contribute to the development and publication of periodic reports and documentation on genomic surveillance.
  • In close collaboration with partners, promote joint planning and implementation, advocacy and resource mobilization for strengthening genomic surveillance to address pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential.
  • Provide technical guidance and support in the area of genomic data management including regular reporting of emerging pathogens using GISAID and other recognized open-access genomic platforms.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned.

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2203800 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 15, 2022.
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