Deadline: 21 May 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Geneva, Switzerland . 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 Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide input to the work program in the area of antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviour change and assist in the successful implementation of health systems and policies related to antimicrobial resistance.
- Undertake research on the public health topics to facilitate the development and implementation of the antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviour change programmes and activities.
- Draft, revise and further develop antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviour change guidelines, national strategies and provide recommendations on a plan of action for improvement in the existing public health policies and health systems.
- Monitor work plans and budgets including resource mobilization for the work programme and follow up on the implementation of planned activities.
- Conduct data analyses and information on best practices and partners’ experiences in implementing sustainable public health systems and disseminate information.
- Participate in capacity building in the area of public health systems and the management and financing of the systems.
- Analyze and evaluate best practices from a variety of public health databanks and information related to antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviour change, identify disease sources and provide recommendations concerning appropriate response to identified risks, and implementation of preventative measures and prepare reports.
- Serve as a technical resource at counterpart level concerning antimicrobial resistance awareness and behaviour change, respond to inquiries and provide detailed technical information concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in social or behavioral sciences, international relations or communications.
- Advanced University Degree in the above-mentioned fields or public health or veterinary medicine.
- At least 5 year’s progressively responsible professional experience in behaviour change, communications or advocacy focusing on areas of public health.
- Demonstrated experience at the international level and at the country level.
- Knowledge of global situation with regard to antimicrobial resistance and management with good understanding of needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO’s policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
- Ability to conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.
- Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Excellent knowledge of Health care systems and safety regulations.
- Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of specialty.
- Excellent drafting and communication skills.
- Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
- Knowledge of English and intermediate in French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.