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    Closing Date: Nov 26, 2022, 5:59:00 AM

    Primary Location: United States-Washington, D.C.

    Organization: Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health

    Schedule: Full-time

    This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)


    Under the general supervision of the Director, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health (CDE), and the direct supervision of the Unit Chief, Neglected, Tropical, and Vector-borne Diseases (CDE/VT), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

    1. Provide technical support for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases and neglected infectious diseases in the Region;
    2. Support the promotion and facilitate the consistent use of PAHO/WHO recommendations on entomology in public health and vector control, on malaria control, and the elimination of neglected diseases emanating through the PAHO Technical Advisory Group on Public Health Entomology (TAG-PHE), the WHO Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG), the WHO Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), as well as the vector control group of the WHO Prequalification Team for Vector Control Products (PQT-VC);
    3. Support PAHO’s Regional Malaria and Entomology and Vector Control Programs in their mission to promote and implement Integrated Vector Management, the Plan of Action on Entomology and Vector Control 2018-2023, the Plan of Action for the Elimination of Neglected Diseases and Post-Elimination Measures 2016 – 2022, the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016 – 2030, the Framework for Malaria Elimination and the Plan of Action for the elimination of Malaria in the Americas 2021-2025;
    4. Provide technical advice and support in coordination with partners and counterparts, for the implementation of regional initiatives with the objective of the improvement and strengthening the capacities of the countries in decision-making for the prioritization of risk areas and implementation of vector control interventions based on the analysis of epidemiological and entomological information and the status of insecticide resistance;
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    Essential: A bachelor’s degree in a health science related to the functions of the post, from a recognized university.

    Desirable: A master’s degree in public health entomology, vector management, vector-borne and/or neglected epidemiology would be an asset.

    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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org/search/default.asp and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process.


    Essential: Seven years of combined national and international experience working in public health entomology, vector control and prevention, epidemiology of vector – borne diseases, disease prevention, control and elimination programs.

    Desirable: Experience in integrated management, insecticide resistance monitoring and management and vector control in the Americas, would be an asset.