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Health Security Advisor (Ship Sanitation)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE on 31st May 2017 at midnight (Canberra time)

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General Information
Assignment Code AV0417VU49
Duration 18 months
Proposed Start Date August 2017
Assignment Location Port Vila, Vanuatu
Assignment Summary
Are you well versed with the International Health Regulations? If you are, then this is just the role for you.

The Vanuatu Government is improving its capacities in core surveillance and response to the spread of diseases and outbreaks including the movement of health hazardous materials. The control of diseases at border crossings remains a fundamental element of the International Health Regulations. In addition to routine measures that must be in place at Port of Entry, a number of

IHR (2005) requirements for surveillance and response apply to designated airports, ports and ground crossings. They entail close collaboration with other UN organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization and the World Tourism Organization, and industry associations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI). You will be working through the Ministry of Health and WHO in collaboration with Ports and Harbor, Cruise Tourism, Boarder Control and Customs, and other related agencies to implement this assignment.

Your role includes assessing the Port of Entries and assist them meet the IHR protocols and standards. You will work with the MOH and WHO staff to review current framework including legislation, policies and protocols and be able to provide training to MOH staff and key stakeholders to be familiar with the IHR standards and to incorporate them into their programs.

This project should be able to build on existing measures for minimizing the spread of disease and outbreaks across international boarder and keeps Vanuatu safe.




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