Public Health Officer at WHO, Kabul, Afghanistan

Deadline: 22 September 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Public Health Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Public Health Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs, and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations.
  • Support health partners for the elaboration and implementation of surveillance strategies and policies to strengthen preparedness for epidemic-prone diseases, producing and analyzing information on health threats, activities, and outcomes, and ensuring dissemination to partners and local authorities.
  • Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analyzing such and recommending actions and guidelines for the elaboration of medium- and long-term plans of work and strategies, including consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring, and early warning.
  • Identify gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation; and to analyze existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in medicine and Master’s degree in public health or health related fields.
  • Degree or sound understanding of emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health, complemented by a degree or studies in epidemiology, surveillance, and monitoring.
  • 7 years of relevant experience in health sector coordination in developing countries, at the national and international level, with emphasis on emergency response relief and on the management of epidemic-prone diseases.
  • Experience of the disease early warning system and outbreak field investigation, experience with UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs. Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Another WHO official.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO

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