Deadline: 8 July 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Emergency Officer in Suva, Fiji. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Health Emergency Officer will perform the following functions:
- Lead, manage and coordinate country or regional response to acute or graded events:
- Coordinate WHO’s incident management system at the country level (or regional level in a multi-country response), as assigned by the RED, leading assessment, determining appropriate response strategies, developing an operational plan, and ensuring fulfilment of WHO’s critical emergency functions.
- Support national and subregional health sector partner coordination in declared/graded emergencies through the Health Cluster or equivalent coordination structures:
- Support national and/or subregional counterparts to manage, coordinate and lead the Health Cluster and/or at intercluster level in participatory rapid health needs assessments be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the Health Cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population.
- Provide technical support to Member States to enhance country-level readiness for emergency events in the Region:
- Collaborate with others, review current status of country level operational readiness using readiness checklist and report the readiness status on a dashboard.
- Lead the EMT development and coordination in the Region:
- Support enhanced all-hazards emergency response capacity at the national level through the development of national EMTs.
- Close collaboration with the RED and WHE team, contribute to the formulation, revision and updating of strategic and technical guidance for emergency preparedness and response.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s level or higher) in medicine, public health or a closely related field.
- Specialize training in emergency and/or humanitarian response, health system recovery and health cluster coordination.
- Training in leadership or management in emergencies.
- Specialize training in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health system recovery, and health cluster coordination.
- At least 10 year’s proven experience in health emergency preparedness and response, including operational response to emergencies, increasing leadership and managerial responsibilities and developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergencies and epidemics, and including experience in managing and coordinating health programmes in chronic, acute and sudden-onset emergencies in at least three different contexts.
- Relevant work experience in WHO and/or the UN system in the areas of outbreak response and/or humanitarian interventions, field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.
- Experience in the Pacific or other small island developing states.
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills with proven ability to successfully coordinate, manage and lead response work with Member States and multiple partners in health emergencies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and experience leading emergency operations, complemented by demonstrated ability to manage difficult situations, and to lead multidisciplinary and multinational staff.
- Excellent skills in assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergencies, with the ability to conceptualize, implement and advocate for innovative and appropriate response strategies.
- Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.