OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to build capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO’s emergency response team are to support: (1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services; (2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the Aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency; (3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled; (4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
–> During the current emergency and early recovery phase in Syria, support WHE operations in the establishment of standards for the design, organization and functional health programming and operation of health systems based on primary and secondary health care, supporting universal health coverage, integrated health and pharmaceutical services networks including hospitals, integrated reproductive maternal, newborn and child health, public health infrastructure and services.
Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in medicine, public health, health systems/services administration, health management or health related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Essential: At least seven years of progressive experience, including 2 years at the international level, in areas related to health systems recovery and development, health services delivery in emergencies, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas, and developing strategies to overcome barriers to accessing health care services, including essential medicines.
Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agency, Health Cluster Partners; Recognized Humanitarian Organizations or with an international Non-Governmental Organization with expertise in disaster and health emergencies response.
–> Sound knowledge in public administration reform.
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.
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 1176 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.
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