Deadline: 23 August 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Emergency Director in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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 Job Responsibilities
The Regional Emergency Director will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical leadership to Member States in the region to ensure they receive appropriate and timely technical cooperation to strengthen their capacity to reduce the risk of, prepare for and respond to large scale outbreaks and emergencies with health impact.
- Provide WR and WHO Country Offices with authoritative guidance on technical oversight & standards on organizational readiness activities, with a focus on high vulnerability countries (e.g. for annual simulations) in his/her region, is responsible for readiness of the Regional Office.
- Advance the application of technical standards and the implementation of the standard minimum package of life-saving and survival interventions, supports the Health Cluster Coordinator in emergency planning, standards, risk assessment and integration.
- Build and coordinate regional partner networks and coordinates regional response partners during graded & protracted events.
- Drive and guide resource mobilization activities within the Region, working closely with the RD’s, ExD’s and HWO’s resource mobilization teams.
- Oversee and ensure rapid and clear information flows with other Regions and HQ.
- Supervise joint work plan development, financial and HR planning processes and oversees regional and country work plans, and financial and HR management within his/her authorities.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s level or above) in Medicine, Public Health or a related field.
- Specialized training or Degree in epidemiology.
- Specialized training or Degree in emergency/humanitarian response.
- Training in leadership or management.
- At least 15 year’s international and national relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in managing, planning, developing and implementing health security, emergency, surveillance, disease control and/or public health programmes, including at least 5 year’s experience in providing senior level advice and guidance to expert groups and high-level government officials, as well as at least 5 year’s inclusive of management experience in recognized senior leadership positions with direct responsibility for managing both human resources and finance operations.
- Proven experience in policy and strategy formulation, and in coordinating large scale projects with high political impact in developing countries.
- Relevant work experience in WHO and/or UN sister agencies. experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
- Work experience or training as a Health Cluster Coordinator or a Humanitarian Coordinator.
- Field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.
- Proven ability to successfully interact and negotiate with senior national and international authorities on the implementation of health emergencies strategies and programmes.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with solid writing and editing experience and ability.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French Russian and German.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.