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UN Volunteers: Laboratory Technical Officer

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Internship
Funding Type
Fully Funded

Description

Description

The task of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health hazards and public health threats, when nationwide capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and organize the international reply to contain epidemics and health emergencies and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected inhabitants. The element of Infectious Hazards Deterrence and Readiness is responsible for supporting countries for deterrence and control of high threat diseases of both epidemic and pandemic potential through development and spreading of evidence-based policies, apparatuses, customs and standards along with strategies to control infectious disease hazards. The unit deals with known high risk pathogens such as cholera, chikungunya, dengue, influenza, Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), Zika, yellow fever, Rift valley fever, coronaviruses like the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), COVID-19, meningitis, plague and others

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Education:

 

  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in virology; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

 

  • 36 Months Required
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in high threat pathogen laboratory diagnosis or research with demonstrated experience in molecular techniques, next-generation sequencing; experience with surveillance is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

 

 

  • English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

 

  • Medical laboratory testing
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Development programme management

 

Driving license: No

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managing Performance
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Vision
  • Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

 

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,651. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living.

 

This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Cairo
Program Country
Egypt

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Eligible Regions
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Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of task

 

Within the delegated authority and under the management of Technical Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Laboratory Technical Officer will:

 

  • Document the establishment and expansion of laboratory networks testing SARS-COV-2 in EMR;
  • Document the WHO Regional Office support provided to countries for COVID-19 diagnosis through the Incident Management Support Team;
  • Review and monitor progress of indicators related to SARS-COV-2 testing of the Regional Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19;
  • Support conducting Laboratory Community of Practice weekly meetings and documenting proceedings, particularly discussions relevant to EMR countries;
  • Prepare and finalize data collection tools for assessment of COVID-19 laboratory diagnostic capacities in EMR countries;
  • Map relevant data and data sources on SARS-COV-2 testing and sequencing capacities in the EMR countries and provide regular updates;
  • Develop a report on the findings, recommendations and way forward for testing SARS-COV-2 in the EMR based on the assessments conducted;
  • Support the laboratory team lead in ad hoc requests related to SARS-COV-2 testing.

Fully Funded

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UN Volunteers: Laboratory Technical Officer

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January 10, 2021
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Job Type
Full Time

Description

Description

The task of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health hazards and public health threats, when nationwide capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and organize the international reply to contain epidemics and health emergencies and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected inhabitants. The element of Infectious Hazards Deterrence and Readiness is responsible for supporting countries for deterrence and control of high threat diseases of both epidemic and pandemic potential through development and spreading of evidence-based policies, apparatuses, customs and standards along with strategies to control infectious disease hazards. The unit deals with known high risk pathogens such as cholera, chikungunya, dengue, influenza, Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), Zika, yellow fever, Rift valley fever, coronaviruses like the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), COVID-19, meningitis, plague and others

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Education:

 

  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in virology; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

 

  • 36 Months Required
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in high threat pathogen laboratory diagnosis or research with demonstrated experience in molecular techniques, next-generation sequencing; experience with surveillance is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

 

 

  • English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

 

  • Medical laboratory testing
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Development programme management

 

Driving license: No

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managing Performance
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Vision
  • Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

 

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,651. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living.

 

This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Cairo

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of task

 

Within the delegated authority and under the management of Technical Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Laboratory Technical Officer will:

 

  • Document the establishment and expansion of laboratory networks testing SARS-COV-2 in EMR;
  • Document the WHO Regional Office support provided to countries for COVID-19 diagnosis through the Incident Management Support Team;
  • Review and monitor progress of indicators related to SARS-COV-2 testing of the Regional Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19;
  • Support conducting Laboratory Community of Practice weekly meetings and documenting proceedings, particularly discussions relevant to EMR countries;
  • Prepare and finalize data collection tools for assessment of COVID-19 laboratory diagnostic capacities in EMR countries;
  • Map relevant data and data sources on SARS-COV-2 testing and sequencing capacities in the EMR countries and provide regular updates;
  • Develop a report on the findings, recommendations and way forward for testing SARS-COV-2 in the EMR based on the assessments conducted;
  • Support the laboratory team lead in ad hoc requests related to SARS-COV-2 testing.

Fully Funded

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Intership Type
Paid

Description

Description

The task of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health hazards and public health threats, when nationwide capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and organize the international reply to contain epidemics and health emergencies and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected inhabitants. The element of Infectious Hazards Deterrence and Readiness is responsible for supporting countries for deterrence and control of high threat diseases of both epidemic and pandemic potential through development and spreading of evidence-based policies, apparatuses, customs and standards along with strategies to control infectious disease hazards. The unit deals with known high risk pathogens such as cholera, chikungunya, dengue, influenza, Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), Zika, yellow fever, Rift valley fever, coronaviruses like the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), COVID-19, meningitis, plague and others

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Education:

 

  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in virology; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

 

  • 36 Months Required
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in high threat pathogen laboratory diagnosis or research with demonstrated experience in molecular techniques, next-generation sequencing; experience with surveillance is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

 

 

  • English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

 

  • Medical laboratory testing
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Development programme management

 

Driving license: No

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managing Performance
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Vision
  • Working in Teams

Benefits

Benefits

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

 

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,651. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living.

 

This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

 

Program Venue

Program Venue
Cairo

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Description of task

 

Within the delegated authority and under the management of Technical Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Laboratory Technical Officer will:

 

  • Document the establishment and expansion of laboratory networks testing SARS-COV-2 in EMR;
  • Document the WHO Regional Office support provided to countries for COVID-19 diagnosis through the Incident Management Support Team;
  • Review and monitor progress of indicators related to SARS-COV-2 testing of the Regional Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19;
  • Support conducting Laboratory Community of Practice weekly meetings and documenting proceedings, particularly discussions relevant to EMR countries;
  • Prepare and finalize data collection tools for assessment of COVID-19 laboratory diagnostic capacities in EMR countries;
  • Map relevant data and data sources on SARS-COV-2 testing and sequencing capacities in the EMR countries and provide regular updates;
  • Develop a report on the findings, recommendations and way forward for testing SARS-COV-2 in the EMR based on the assessments conducted;
  • Support the laboratory team lead in ad hoc requests related to SARS-COV-2 testing.

Fully Funded

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Description

The task of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health hazards and public health threats, when nationwide capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and organize the international reply to contain epidemics and health emergencies and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected inhabitants. The element of Infectious Hazards Deterrence and Readiness is responsible for supporting countries for deterrence and control of high threat diseases of both epidemic and pandemic potential through development and spreading of evidence-based policies, apparatuses, customs and standards along with strategies to control infectious disease hazards. The unit deals with known high risk pathogens such as cholera, chikungunya, dengue, influenza, Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF), Zika, yellow fever, Rift valley fever, coronaviruses like the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), COVID-19, meningitis, plague and others

BENIFITS

A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).

 

The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,651. The VLA base rate is a global rate across the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living.

 

This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.

 

Eligibilities

Minimum age of applicants must be 25 years old, nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty station.

 

Education:

 

  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in virology; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 

Experience:

 

  • 36 Months Required
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in high threat pathogen laboratory diagnosis or research with demonstrated experience in molecular techniques, next-generation sequencing; experience with surveillance is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

 

 

  • English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

 

 

  • Medical laboratory testing
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Development programme management

 

Driving license: No

 

Competencies values:

 

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Building Trust
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Values
  • Managing Performance
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Vision
  • Working in Teams

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Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in Cairo.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

 

Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

 

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January 10, 2021
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