Advisor, Water and Sanitation at WHO, Bogota, Colombia

Deadline: 29 September 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Advisor, Water and Sanitation in Bogota, Colombia. The duration of this post is Two years.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

Advisor, Water, and Sanitation will perform the following functions-

  • Provide technical cooperation to the Ministry of Health and other national health authorities to ensure access to safe water and sanitation facilities by the population.
  • Cooperate with government agencies in the development, improvement, and promotion of Water Quality Surveillance Systems, fostering the linkages between water quality data and epidemiological data.
  • Advise and collaborate in the planning, development and monitoring of plans, programs and projects related to water supply and sanitation: master plans for water and sewage systems, risks assessments, contingency plans for droughts and flooding, prevention measures for neglected tropical diseases (malaria, LF, dengue), by promoting health and hygiene promotion strategies, programs, plans and activities.
  • Advise and coordinate wash-related response to waterborne disease outbreaks and natural disasters, in collaboration with health response to emergencies.
  • Provide technical cooperation for the strengthening of national institutions involved in sustainable development and social and environmental health.
  • Advise and collaborate in evaluating and solving environmental and consumer protection issues due to urbanization, industrialization and agricultural activities.
  • Develop and maintain the coordination of technical cooperation with national and international agencies.
  • Support the development of tools and methodologies to help promote health in all policies and main streaming of sustainable development in health throughout governmental institutions.
  • Advice, promote, and coordinate worker’s health programs with public and private organizations to determine occupational risk, and foster the extension of occupational health services to unserved populations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A university degree in a health, sanitary engineering, social or environmental science and a master’s degree in public health, environmental health, or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • 9 years of combined national and international experience in technical cooperation in institutions concerned with public health management, including health promotion, environmental health, and related activities.
  • Very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Knowledge of French and Portuguese would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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