Deadline: 1 December 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Health Officer in Sana’a, Yemen. 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 Emergency Health Officer will perform the following functions:
- Develop the priority public health risk profile for national and sub-national levels through All-Hazard Risk Assessment and other relevant tools and methodologies.
- Coordinate and oversee implementation of emergency preparedness and response activities in designated Yemen hubs Saada, Ibb/Taiz, Hodeida and Mukalla and be responsible for implementation of activities in Sana’a governorate.
- Provide technical guidance to the respective directorate(s) of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP) in developing All-Hazard Risk Management Plan and National Disaster Management Plan for the Health Sector.
- Assess the capacity of the current emergency preparedness and response (EPR) structure at national and sub-national level and come up with concrete recommendations for improvement and functionality.
- Provide technical advice on mapping the current health emergency and health care resources and provide recommendations for building a resilient health system to appropriately respond to the emergencies (Health Resources and Services Availability Monitoring System-HeRAMS).
- Guide the team, including in the hubs, in developing national and sub-national contingency plans based on the findings of All-Hazard Risk Assessment.
- Collaborate with the WHE team in developing a response monitoring framework for health emergencies.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree in public health or health related fields.
- Degree or sound understanding of emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health, complemented by a Degree or studies in epidemiology, surveillance, and monitoring.
- At least 7 year’s relevant experience in health sector management and coordination in developing countries including international exposure with emphasis on emergency response relief and on the management of epidemic-prone disease.
- Experience of the disease early warning system and outbreak field investigation, experience with UN Organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs, experience in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships.
- Demonstrate knowledge of health sector activities in developing countries and/or in the context of emergency response relief, or preparedness for epidemic-prone diseases.
- Excellent knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of another WHO official language an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.