Deadline: 29 November 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer 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 Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical input and support to the global EMT mentorship and classification process with focus on the clinical and operational aspects and participate in classification visits as required.
- Provide technical guidance on national capacity strengthening processes including the promotion of national EMT accreditation processes, and take part in and/or lead capacity strengthening and quality improvement missions for national and international EMTs.
- Provide advice and support to internal and external stakeholders on EMT capability and capacity issues.
- Coordinate when required, with EMTs, Ministries of Health, Registration authorities, Foreign Affairs and National Disaster Management Agencies on issues pertaining to entry and registration requirements.
- Serve as first point of contact on the EMT duty team responsible for initial response planning at the onset of emergency events.
- Provide operational support to the EMT Secretariat in the event of an activation and/or deployment, including but not limited to providing technical support to country, regional and headquarters response functions, preparedness activities and response to emergency.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in medicine or nursing from accredited/recognized institute.
- Specialize training in emergency management, public health.
- At least 5 year’s experience with international exposure in health emergencies or in UN disaster response activities at national and international levels.
- Experience in field emergency projects management.
- Knowledge of UNDAC, INSARAG, OCHA and/or other rapid response system.
- Demonstrate capacity to multi-task and produce results under pressure within short deadlines.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of other WHO language, preferably French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.