OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will act as entry point for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE); ensuring that RCCE principles and practices are integrated into and implemented in all phases of the incident management cycle.Please describe the key duties:
Essential: Bachelor level university degree in social sciences, behavioural sciences, development sciences, communications, humanities or related fields from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Master level in any of the above. Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion
Essential: At least 2 years of RCCE related professional experience, part of which working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies. Proven experience in the development and implementation of RCCEs strategies and plans.
Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO, the UN, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or other international organizations.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Effective negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills. Ability to work under pressure while producing results. Ability to “think outside the box” and to make innovative proposals related to RCCE. Tact, discretion and diplomacy. Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Russian.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at GEL 88,462 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- 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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- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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