• Leilani Sikkema

Public Health Surveillance Officer



Applications closed on Mon 26 July 2021


● The Office of the Directorate of Public Health – Provincial Public Health under the Ministry of Health wishes to recruit experienced and qualified candidates

● Contract position open to Vanuatu citizens only

● Shefa, Tafea, Penama, Sanma, Malampa & Torba (x 6)


Period of Contract: One (1) Year

Location: Shefa, Tafea, Penama, Sanma, Malampa & Torba (x 6)

Grade: PS 4.1 - Annual Salary: 1,195,500 VT


The Position

The Office of the Directorate of Public Health – Provincial Public Health under the Ministry of Health wishes to recruit experience and qualify candidates to the following positions on a Contract basis. We strongly encourage only those who meet the criteria to apply.


Selection Criteria

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Public Health, Information Systems or Social Science

  • Demonstrated experience in public health, database management and information systems

Expertise Area

  • Public Health / Information Systems / Social Science / Community Development Skills

Experience

  • At least 2 or more years’ experience in public health, database system and social science

  • Extensive and relevant experience in community health, community development work program is important

  • Experienced in data management, research, emergencies, disasters and business planning and human resource management

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Excellent skills in biostatistics calculation for data analysis and interpretation

  • Management skills

  • Planning/Organizing skills/logistics planning

  • Budget and imprest tracking and acquittals circumstances.

Generic Competencies

  • Able to think analytically, practically, comprehensively and be open minded

  • Good writing and verbal communication skills

  • Fast turnaround in communications

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Strives for excellence

  • Sets direction within Public Health team for surveillance and response

  • High integrity and honesty

  • Hard working – High work ethic

  • Professionalism

  • Special Skills

  • Investigating Skills

  • Computer literate

  • Ability to work in and lead a team

  • Be motivated and responds to supervision

  • Obtain a driving license

Leadership Competencies

  • Visionary

  • Team building

  • Coaching

  • Proactive and energetic

  • Networking - Lead with direction

Thinking Style

  • Practical, analytical and be able to assist in providing sound advice, proactively and quantitatively and

  • be open minded of the possible consequences of the decisions.

  • Communication/ Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to work autonomously

  • Good decision making skills

Behavioral Competencies

  • Must be professional and have the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Must show integrity and continually strive for excellence.

Language

  • English or French and Bislama


Enquiries

The Human Resource Management & Development Unit of the Ministry of Health [MoH] will be able to provide any person with information package containing details of the above vacancies including duties, responsibilities and reporting arrangements.


Further information including the provision of an information kit for person interested in applying for these positions can be obtained from the Human Resource Management & Development Unit at the MoH on telephone 22512 - extension 2017 & 2043.


Both male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply


Job Description: PDF download


Applications closed on Mon 26 July 2021

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