Deadline: 31 October 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Team Lead in Cairo, Egypt. 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 Team Lead will perform the following functions:
- Lead and coordinate the work on High Threat Pathogens (HTP) within the Infectious Hazards Management (IHM) t with particular emphasis on prevention and control of e regional infectious hazards and threats, specific preparedness and readiness measures necessary to mitigate and prevent these threats.
- Ensure development, coordination and implementation of a strategic programme to respond and control threats with potential of regional/global spread (e.g. vector-borne epidemics, emerging and re-emerging pathogens including smallpox, plague, MERS-CoV and other respiratory viruses).
- Develop the technical guidelines and preparedness plan in collaboration with other disease programs and the preparedness groups in WHE and foster research for new tools and approaches to prevent and control infectious hazards with pandemic potential.
- Provide the IHM contribution to the surveillance and risk analysis and risk communication of infectious hazards with pandemic potential in close collaboration with the risk assessment and information group and other groups in WHE.
- Develop the new policies, concepts, tools and strategies and their implementation in High Threat Pathogens.
- Plan, manage and monitor the activities of the team so that activities reflect the administrative and budgetary standards, guidelines, priorities and directions of WHE/IHM and allocate, monitor the use of the unit’s resources so that adequate support is assured.
- Develop work plans and performance indicators, monitor, identify gaps and coordinate the work of the team and its interaction with other teams so that the work is technically excellent, effectively and efficiently conducted, and completed to a high standard.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in medicine with a Master’s Degree in public health.
- Training in field epidemiology, surveillance and outbreak investigation.
- At least 10 year’s combined national and international level experience in public health especially in the control and prevention of infectious diseases.
- Proven experience in managing finances, budgets and staff and clear proof of responsibility for management of work plan activities.
- Proven primary responsibility for managing cross-cutting initiatives involvingdifferent departments or organizational entities in a multinational context such as the UN, WHO or similar.
- Proven primary responsibility in developing strategies in prevention and control ofinfectious diseases.
- Expert level knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly in region-specific infectious hazards and threats, specific public health preparedness measures for its control.
- Expert knowledge of English and Arabic.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.