Environment and Climate Change Officer at WHO, Dodoma, Tanzania

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Deadline: 4 April 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Environment and Climate Change Officer in Dodoma, Tanzania. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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The Environment and Climate Change Officer will support implementation of the “GFCS: Building Resilience in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food Security and Health through Climate Services” Programme.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Environment and Climate Change Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure provision of technical support for activities that contribute towards project outcomes and outputs, either directly or through provision of support to the work of WHO in public health and environment.
  • Organize and coordinate activities across sectors and stakeholders engaged in climate change and health work including the use climate information to improve health surveillance and early warning systems.
  • Undertake rapid assessment to identify gaps and areas of improvement in relation to early warning and surveillance of climate sensitive diseases; WASH and other environmental health issues
  • Provide technical support to countries to develop their technical and institutional capacities for the implementation of primary prevention interventions, particularly those related to safety of drinking water, safe sanitation, waste management, air pollution and chemicals management.
  • Organize Project Coordination Committee (PCC) meetings, and coordinate activities across stakeholders.
  • Ensure provision of technical support for activities that contribute towards project outcomes and outputs, either directly or through contracting external consultants and services.
  • Ensure fulfillment of project monitoring and reporting requirements, including contribute to the design, and monitoring of quantitative and qualitative data to measure progress in implementing the project.
  • Act as the primary point of contact with the WHO global project team, and the International Steering Committee of the project.
  • Represent the work of WHO Country Office on climate change and health in national and international forums and media.
  • Contribute to the further development of the programme of the WHO country Office on climate change and health.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the WR.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • First University degree or higher Environmental Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Advanced (Master’s) degree in the fields above; Public Health, Environmental Science and training in climate change and social determinants of health.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in the field of diseases surveillance and early warning.
  • At least 3 years experience of project management, and capacity development with focus on public health, WASH and environmental health.
  • Experience of working in international or nongovernmental organizations, on climate change and health; WASH.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is mandatory.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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