National Professional Officer (Public Health) at WHO, Homs, Syrian Arab Republic

Deadline: 30 November 2018

World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer (Public Health) in Homs, Syrian Arab Republic. 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 Jobs Responsibilities

The National Professional Officer will perform following functions:

  • Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysis of data and recommendation of action.
  • Assess, maintain and improve public health surveillance systems and registries.
  • Follow up and report on health situation of displaced people or other population groups affected by crisis.
  • Contribute to the technical reviews of programme plans, reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the programme.
  • Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative periodic reports according to WHO developed indicators on activities in public health facilities.
  • Recommend interventions to solve urgent problems identified during the analysis phase.
  • Conduct meetings (including field meetings) with the national counterparts for planning, and reprogramming of collaborative actions.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree is required in medicine or Pharmacy.
  • Studies in public health and/or health related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in public health field with emphasis on emergency and humanitarian response.
  • Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.
  • Proven skills in capacity building.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response relief.
  • Broad knowledge of Emergency programmers, policies and interventions.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Expert knowledge of Arabic.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.