Disease Surveillance Officer (Balochistan) Jobs in Quetta at United Nations Pakistan
Title: Disease Surveillance Officer (Balochistan)
Company: United Nations Pakistan
Organizational Context:Under the direct supervision
of the Area Coordinator and technical guidance of the Provincial
Surveillance Officer, the incumbent will work as Disease
Surveillance Officer within the framework of national policies and
guidelines defined in WHO programme and policy documents to
providesupport to the polio eradication efforts through
support to disease surveillance and other strategies of polio
Coordination and Leadership:
ØProvide Technical Support to District Polio
Eradication Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication and District
Health Management Team on Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs),
ILI/SARI and COVID-19 Surveillance in the assigned
ØWork closely with government and partners to ensure
coordination of different aspects of VPDs,ILI/SARI and
ØAdvocate for support forVPDs,ILI/SARI and COVID-19 surveillance, and other priority
interventions with policy makers in the district.
ØSupport the full implementation of the National
Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) and other key policy documents related
to VPDs, ILI/SARI and COVID-19 at the district-level
ØSupport district health authorities (DHO/EDO, EPI
manager, District Surveillance Coordinator) in ensuring that there
is a functional AFP surveillance system in place as per the
ØSupport preparation of detailed district
surveillance workplans to be implemented by district Health
authorities and partner staff.
ØReview surveillance sites (active and
zero-reporting) regularly and prioritize in light of the health
seeking behavior data. Ensure that the regular surveillance visits
to reporting sites are undertaken by the surveillance staff as per
theworkplan and no AFP case is missed from being
ØEnsure timely management of all AFP cases
(investigation, stool collection and transportation, case
ØOrganize and conduct detailed epidemiological
investigation of urgent (hot), confirmed and compatible polio
cases; AFP cases with zero OPV dose, AFP case clustering, WPV/VDPV
positive environmental isolates.
ØFacilitate that all data from AFP cases are properly
collected, line-listed, analyzed and interpreted timely; and
forwarded to provincial office. Ensure that appropriate actions are
undertaken in response to the findings.
ØMonitor and review the surveillance indicators,
quality of data and proper documentation in the district(s) of
responsibility and ensure the required actions are taken.
ØOrganize orientation/training/capacity building
sessions for health care providers (formal and informal) and
community informers on AFP surveillance.
ØAssist in ensuring inclusion of all high risk/
underserved/ migrant population in the Surveillance network and all
AFPs are reported from them.
ØEnsure the environmental samples collection and
transportation as per the defined SOPs
Assist with the strengthening of the integrated VPDs
surveillance system, with emphasis to case-based measles and MNT
Support the district authorities in ILI/SARI and COVID-19
surveillance and response
5.Submit weekly/monthly reports to reflect progress
achieved constraints and proposed actions.
6.Implement any additional deliverables, tasks
and/or activities assigned by the supervisor
Functional skills and e…