Deadline: 13 July 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Preparedness Manager in Djoué, Congo. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Emergency Preparedness Manager will perform the following functions:
- Spearhead, lead and direct all aspects of emergency preparedness work, in close collaboration with WHO senior management at HQ, Regional and Country Offices, and an organization-wide network responsible for aspects of the development, implementation and oversight of relevant preparedness policies, strategies, programmes of work, annual work plans and monitoring frameworks.
- Initiate close collaboration with Member States to develop and implement IHR plans of action and monitor progress and prepare annual reports on IHR implementation.
- Provide leadership and strategic coordination within WHO, and to Member States and relevant stakeholders to conduct comprehensive assessments of IHR core capacities and gaps to identify countries with the greatest need for IHR improvement, and to establish and/or reinforce coordination mechanisms for streamlining implementation of IHR, and initiate support for building targeted improvements in IHR core capacities in priority countries.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of regional and national outbreaks and disaster risk management policies, strategies, plans and activities to strengthen epidemic, emergency and disaster preparedness and readiness leading to improved prevention and mitigation of public health outbreaks and emergencies.
- Lead the expansion of competencies and action on situation analysis, risk assessment, (including the assessment of risk related to epidemics), and evaluation of regional epidemic preparedness, to improve the design and formulation of action plans and programmes that facilitate and enable the implementation of strengthened national capacity for Epidemic Preparedness and Readiness.
- Advise and ensure participation in the identification of regional and national capacity gaps in IHR, disaster risk management and epidemic preparedness to initiate and implement training to strengthen national disaster risk management and preparedness skill sets.
- Manage support to Member States to develop and implement guidelines for the continual assessment of countries’ levels of readiness/preparedness for outbreaks and preparation of comprehensive epidemic preparedness and readiness plans.
- Promote and lead global, regional and country partnerships and collaboration with UN agencies.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced Degree in medicine with postgraduate degree in public health or epidemiology from a recognized university.
- Postgraduate training in disaster risk management or field epidemiology or specialized training related to infectious or tropical diseases.
- Training or Degree on Global Health Diplomacy.
- Minimum 15 year’s experience planning, implementing and monitoring IHR, disaster risk management and epidemic/emergency/disaster preparedness in developing countries and humanitarian actions and interventions for at least 7 year’s at the international level in in developing countries.
- Experience in project management at the supervisor/management level for a large organization, company and/or agency.
- Specialized training in field epidemiology and training in emergency/humanitarian response.
- Proven ability to plan, execute, supervise and manage a large international health programme and expertise in health policy formulation, implementation and management.
- Communicate precisely and clearly with a variety of stakeholders.
- Adaptable and able to make quick decisions as situations change and develop.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French and Portuguese.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.