WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead at WHO, Amman, Jordan

Deadline: 30 June 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead in Amman, Jordan. 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 WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead will perform the following functions-

  • Coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies, operational and HR plans for the WHO’s emergency information management, Country preparedness and International Health Regulations (2005), risk assessments and Infectious hazard management related activities.
  • In cooperation with other levels of the response, validate the related information, communications, advocacy products and statements before release to internal and external partners as well as to the public.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and I/NGOs, including through the Health Cluster approach and directly as operational implementing partners.
  • Co-develop a detailed task-based work plan and budget for implementation of priority activities identified in the National Health Emergency Response Plan. Ensure the country has accessible contingency funds for immediate response to emergencies, including, outbreaks at national and other appropriate sites.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in public health, or in emergency and disaster management or in humanitarian operations in emergencies.
  • Specialized training in emergency and outbreak management; specific training in humanitarian response.
  • At least 7 years of related experience in emergency management and operations, and emergency response and outbreak response.
  • Substantial experience at both national and international levels in managing humanitarian programme cycle, capacity-building and multi-sectoral coordination.
  • Substantial experience in efficient human and financial resource management, as well as managing and coordinating field based projects.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.