World Health Organization new vacancies, may 2023

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World Health Organization


Contractual Arrangement

Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days)

12 months

Job Posting

May 19, 2023, 2:30:48 AM

Closing Date

Jun 1, 2023, 5:59:00 PM

Primary Location

Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam


AF_TZA Tanzania




Under the supervision and general direction of the WHO Representative for Tanzania, the incumbent will support the Ministry of Health and partners as a Technical Advisor responsible for strengthening the TB/HIV/Viral Hepatitis/Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases Laboratory Services in Tanzania: He / She will perform the following functions:

  • Support the Ministry of Health to raise the profile of laboratory services (VL, MDR TB, HDR, E&ReE) within the Ministry of Health in order to provide stewardship, coordination, and management of laboratory services.
  • Provide technical assistance in the operationalization of an effective and functional laboratory network in the country for nominal patient management, disease surveillance, research, and other specialized services in line with the Tanzania National Minimum Health Care Package on TB/HIV/Viral Hepatitis and other pathogens for public health.
  • Work with the Ministry of Health to develop national health laboratory policy and strategies that ensure that personnel, equipment supplies (including donations), and infrastructure comply with the national specifications and standards.
  • Advocate and support strengthening a comprehensive national laboratory quality assurance system that will ensure quality services delivered through an accreditation system for laboratories for different levels of services and participation in internal and external quality assessment (EQA) with linkages to the internationally recognized EQA bodies.
  • Support the Ministry of Health to establish a system to ensure that all laboratories have appropriate functional equipment with an effective and sustainable mechanism for equipment maintenance as well as safe disposal of obsolete items.
  • Engage with the Ministry of Health to strengthen a laboratory logistic system to ensure that an effective supply chain management system is in place to provide adequate supplies to support the uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Promote acceptable biorisk, biosafety, and biosecurity standards within all laboratories in respect of space, personnel, client, and community.
  • Ensure national development of an adequate and skilled human resource to deliver quality laboratory services at all levels through integration, referrals, and lab networks
  • Assist laboratories to participate in relevant health research, assessment, and monitoring and evaluation initiatives to improve patient management, laboratory performance, and disease control, supporting laboratories to detect any emerging or transmitted resistances to patient medications
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the WHO Representative
  • Education and Professional Training.

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