Deadline: 12 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Desk Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The Desk Officer will provide strategic guidance to the Regional Office under the policy direction of the Regional Director and in line with the Organization’s corporate priorities and to ensure in-house coordination of country specific work.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Desk Officer will perform the following functions-
- Coordinate and facilitate the overall planning of the country work undertaken by the Regional Office ensuring its alignment with key strategic direction/regional country work priorities through the regular monitoring of work plans, BCAs, Country Cooperation Strategies (CCS) and development of other instruments.
- Lead and coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of BCAs and CCS.
- Monitor the relevance and overall timeliness of EURO technical assistance to countries deliverables through both country and intercountry workplans.
- Ensure that a cross divisional approach is applied by technical programmes in delivering technical assistance to countries, guiding, advising and assisting technical programmes as appropriate.
- Develop coordination mechanisms, instruments and tools for cross-divisional country work delivery in collaboration with technical divisions.
- Ensure effective country work delivery by liaising between country offices and technical programmes as well as other entities in the Regional Office crucial for effective programme execution.
- Regularly update HWOs on new WHO Regional and Global initiatives and policies, sharing innovative approaches and best practices in the area of country work as applied by different Country Offices.
- Analyze information from countries, focusing on situations of critical importance for the objectives set, identify potential areas that require special attention, and contribute to finding innovative ways to address these areas.
- Organize and lead preparation of Country Days and official high level visits to and from Member States.
- Provide input to the planning and reporting on the work plans of the countries under his/her responsibility.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Masters) in political, social, or health sciences, management or economics.
- Postgraduate university degree in any of the above.
- 7 years of experience in international and country relations, public health, partnerships, or public relations, and experience in management and administration.
- Working experience of the UN system and WHO specifically in the field of international relations, partnerships, and country relations.
- Excellent command of internet and ability to find information on the web.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
- Knowledge of spreadsheet applications and presentation software applications.
- Good command of the English and Russian language.
- Knowledge of other European languages.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.