OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed by emergencies, be able to lead and coordinate multisectoral and international health response to such emergencies, and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.Emergency Operations Unit of WHE is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services. This includes ensuring a strong emergency management system (based on incident management), effective and inclusive coordination mechanisms, joint assessments and planning by partners, implementation of operations and services according to agreed standards, and strong logistics and operational support. The expansion and strengthening of operational partnerships is a key priority. EMO also leads on humanitarian policy and guidance, and in this context develops new standards and shapes the global policy of the response to health emergencies. Finally, EMO engages in representation to key interagency bodies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Emergency Director, and the direct supervision of the Programme Area Manager for Emergency Operations (EMO), and in close collaboration with other relevant units, the incumbent shall support Member States through:
Essential: Advance University degree (Master’s level or above) in, Public Health, International Relations, Social Sciences, Management or related field from an accredited/ recognized university. First university degree in any of the above fields from an accredited/recognized university.
Desirable: Specialized training in; programme criticality assessment, health cluster coordination, or humanitarian response.
Essential: At least 7 years of experience in public health, health systems and/or operations, including in health emergencies, managing human and financial resources, partner coordination, some of which should have obtained in an international context.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in health emergency management and related development and implementation of strategies and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
– Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations. – Proven skills to manage multidisciplinary and multinational staff. Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques of public health and emergency response framework.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 72,637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2016 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
- Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.