- Organization: WHO – World Health Organization
- Location: Windhoek
- Grade: Consultancy – Consultant – Contractors Agreement
- Occupational Groups:
- Public Health and Health Service
- HIV and AIDS
- Children’s rights (health and protection)
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
- Closing Date: 2023-05-24
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TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties for Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission are :
- In line with the WHO’s Universal Health Care (UHC) industry, the broader GPW13 goals, and the SDG’s, along with the 2030 infectious illness elimination targets, the global HIV, viral hepatitis and STI programme continues to:
- Focus on Treatment, Care and Service Delivery normative work on major HIV intervention gaps and rapidly solving new evidence and inventions into country guidance;
- Maintained country intelligence to identify and act upon slow policy translation and implementation through high-level policy dialogue with Ministries of Health and National AIDS Control Councils.
- Supply Technical support and capacity building to countries in line with the epidemiological situation on integration of services and boosting synergies across various disease areas to achieve broader impact, sustainability, and efficiency gains.
- Support programming and capacity strengthening for Essential triple EMTCT services including testing in antenatal care clinics, prompt, and efficacious interventions to treat women who test positive, and to prevent transmission of the infection(s) to their children; safe delivery; appropriate follow-up of exposed infants, including HBV vaccine birth dose and optimal infant feeding.
- Assess, design, plan and implement policies/strategies that support government to develop sustainable practices in reproductive, maternal and child health with a focus on EMTCT
- Support the process for the national validation of the PTE of EMTCT.
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The requirements for Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission are :
- University degree in nursing, medicine, or health-related discipline from an accredited/ identified institute.
- Masters level degree linked to medicine, Public Health, or health-related field e.g., MPH. Masters in epidemiology etc)
- UN and Government health background will be an added benefit.
- The incumbent must have at least 5-10 years’ background in EMTCT of HIV, STI and viral hepatitis, reproductive, maternal, new-born and child healtha.
- Background of the Namibia health system functionality at National, county and sub-county levels.
Capacity to plan, implement and evaluate health programmes at national level
- Capability to coordinate and manage projects and human resources, build partnerships with multiple partners in health
- Capacity for data analysis, computer proficiency, and adequate writing skills
- Expert command of spoken and written English language is required.