Disease Surveillance Officer (Balochistan) Jobs in Quetta at United Nations Pakistan

Title: Disease Surveillance Officer (Balochistan)

Company: United Nations Pakistan

Location: Quetta

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

COVID-19 surveillance.

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


Poliomyelitis Surveillance:

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

national guidelines.

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…


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