Advisor, Water and Sanitation at WHO, Bogota, Colombia

Deadline: 27 December 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Advisor, Water and Sanitation in Bogota, Colombia. 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 Jobs Responsibilities

The Advisor, Water and Sanitation will perform the following-

  • Provide technical cooperation to the Ministry of Health and other national health authorities to ensure access to safe water and sanitation facilities by the population; propose, monitor and evaluate technologies and strategies for their effective implementation.
  • Provide technical cooperation in the design and implementation of Water Safety Plans (WSPs) and Sanitation Safety Plans (SSPs), as well as relevant monitoring and evaluation of initiatives.
  • Cooperate with government agencies in the development, improvement and promotion of Water Quality Surveillance Systems, fostering the linkages between water quality data and epidemiological data.
  • Advise and collaborate in the planning, development and monitoring of plans, programs and projects related to water supply and sanitation: master plans of water and sewage systems, risks assessments, contingency plans for droughts and flooding, prevention measures for neglected tropical diseases (malaria, LF, dengue), by promoting health and hygiene promotion strategies, programs, plans and activities.
  • Advise and coordinate wash-related response to waterborne disease outbreaks and natural disasters, in collaboration with health response to emergencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A university degree in a health, sanitary engineering, social or environmental science and a master’s degree in public health, environmental health, or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • 9 years of combined national and international experience in technical cooperation in institutions concerned with public health management, including health promotion, environmental health and related activities.
  • Very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other language.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.