Director – Epidemiology and Disease Control (Re-advertisement)

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Director - Epidemiology and Disease Control (Re-advertisement)

  • Post Date:March 15, 2022
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the post of Director – Epidemiology and Disease Control which has fallen vacant within the Ministry of Heath & Child Care.

Reports To: Chief Director Public Health
GRADE: F
STATION: Ministry of Health & Child Care: Head Office

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible and accountable for the planning and operations of Epidemiology, Health Information and Surveillance, Health promotion, Communicable and non-communicable Disease Prevention and Control programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and manages the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Health Information and Surveillance Systems.
  • Provides an early warning system and a trend analysis of the health status of communities including quarterly epidemiological bulletins and annual national health profiles.
  • Establishes Disease Prevention and Control Programmes, policies, strategies, goals and objectives; and periodicity reviews the relevance and adequacy of the same end taking appropriate action as necessary.
  • Conducts Health surveys for baseline information and evaluates effectiveness of Health programmes
  • Develops technical guidelines/manuals to standardize case definitions, diagnosis and case management for communicable disease control.
  • Ensures implementation and enforcement of enacted Public Health legislation to support communicable programmes.
  • Provides national leadership. coordination and management of communicable disease prevention and control programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that communicable disease prevention and control programs efficiently and effectively complement each other as well as interacting with other units and departments.
  • Plans, organizes and undertakes in-service, pre-service and other appropriate training for health workers.
  • Identifies high risk groups and calculates incidence coverage and mortality trends through medical demography and vital statistics.
  • Establish and sustain technical advisory committees for monitoring and directing various communicable disease programs.
  • Develop operational and strategic plans for control of communicable diseases and mobilise national and international funding.
  • Coordinates the designing, execution and analysis of communicable disease prevention and control related operational research and contribute to the research finding dissemination and utilization,
  • Coordinates National Microbiology Reference Laboratories and animal health authorities to improve the case Diagnosis and case confirmation, epidemic investigation of communicable diseases, surveillance. drug sensitivity (anti-microbial resistance)
  • Ensure and promote inter-departmental collaboration and effective contribution to regional and
    international organizations
  • Supervises and appraises subordinates
  • Produces monthly, quarterly and annual report on communicable diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • MBCHB or equivalent
  • Masters Degree in Public Health or equivalent.
  • Registration with the MDPCZ.
  • 5 years’ experience with at least two years’ experience in the grade of DMO or three years as PMO and /or PEDCO/PMCHO

Prospective candidates will be subjected to mandatory psychometric test

Candidates who meet the requirements of the post s are invited to submit their applications accompanied by CVs and certified copies of certificates not later than 17 June 2022 to:

The Executive Director
Health Service Board
Old Parirenyatwa Hospital
P. Bag A6104
Avondale,
Harare

E-Mail: [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.