Health Cluster Coordinator 992 views

Health Cluster Coordinator  (2001793)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: Initially six months with possibility of extension

Job Posting

: Apr 15, 2020, 2:46:12 PM

Closing Date

: May 5, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Bangladesh-Cox’s Bazaar


: SE_BAN WR Office, Bangladesh


: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


The mission of WHO’s Health
Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to help countries, and to coordinate
international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to and
recover from outbreaks and emergencies.



During deployment, the duty station
may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the


Needs assessment and gap analysis:


1. Under the leadership of the local
government, manage, coordinate and be the overall lead within the health sector
for health and/or multisector needs assessments (humanitarian needs overviews,
post-event risk assessment, post disaster/post conflict needs assessment); be
familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the
health sector covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected


2. Collect information from all
health partners on Who’s Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and
regularly feed the database managed by the Intersector Coordination Group
(ISCG). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters.


Strategic planning:


3. Lead the joint development, of
the health sector components of the humanitarian needs overview (HNO) and
humanitarian response plan (HRP) as well as contingency planning for potential
new events and other interagency planning, ensure proper linkages with the
Incident Management System, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to
complement national health sector preparedness/response plans.


4. Ensure full compliance with
national and international norms and standards, oversee that cross-cutting
issues are mainstreamed in the health sector response and implementation plans,
taking into account the need for local adaptation.


Coordination role:


5. Support national and local health
authorities and partner with UN agencies, international, governmental and
nongovernmental organizations/institutions, in respect of the mobilization and
coordination of resources, identify needs and funding gaps; encourage donors to
fund the overall health sector response to affected populations


6. Identify urgent technical gaps
and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the
delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform
application by all health sector partners; identify opportunities of capacity
building in collaboration with partners.


7. Ensure appropriate links among
humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the
concept of building back better and specific risk reduction measures.


8. Contribute to the development of
a functional information management strategy and mechanism for the coordination
mechanism to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and
reporting, ensure regular updates to partners, donors, government and other
stakeholders regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the
health status of the affected people, response activities, resources
mobilization, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary.


9. In cooperation with other levels
of response authorize the release of related information, communications,
advocacy products and statements to internal and external partners as well as
to the public. Provide information/briefings as required, manage sensitive
issues with tact and diplomacy.


Monitoring and evaluation:


10. Coordinate the development,
adaptation and implementation of the health sector’s humanitarian programme


11. Coordinate technical assistance
and provide expert advice to national authorities in augmenting preparedness
and response to emergencies.




Essential: An advanced university degree in health-related field,
management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from
an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management; specific
training in humanitarian response.



Essential: At least seven years of related experience in emergency
management and operations, with proven experience in emergency response.
Substantial experience at both national and international levels in leadership
positions, capacity-building and their implementation. Experience in developing
and promoting collaborative partnerships and/or experience in developing
countries. Substantial experience in efficient human and financial resource

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health
cluster partners, relevant nongovernment or humanitarian organizations.


Knowledge and Skills

  • 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, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.


  • Excellent skills in the assessment,
    monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency situations, with the ability
    to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and advocate their


  • Authoritative and comprehensive
    knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques in international
    emergency incident management system.


  • Strong strategic thinking, with the
    ability to quickly comprehend strategic and tactical objectives and to
    formulate comprehensive plans to address challenges/risks.


  1. Teamwork

  2. Respecting and promoting individual
    and cultural differences

  3. Communication

  4. Ensuring the effective use of

  5. Creating an empowering and
    motivating environment


of Language Skills

Expert knowledge of English.

Other Skills
(e.g. IT)

Excellent skills in Microsoft Office software applications.
Excellent presentation skills.


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 73,516 (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 2224 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

  • 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: Some professional
    certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to
    WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to

  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit
    smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the
    following link:
    Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to
    mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the
    Organization throughout the world.

  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and
    underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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