Deadline: 22 November 2022
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. 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 Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Serve as the primary liaison for CAH&N between the Ministry of Health and WHO;Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and its technical departments in the development, review and implementation of child and adolescent health and nutrition policies and strategies, including training and supervision.
- Support the adaptation of global and regional evidence based policies, strategies and plans for child, adolescent health and nutrition to fit the context of the country, with a view to reducing risk, morbidity and mortality and improving health across the life course.
- Build capacity for improved health service delivery for children and adolescent, at facility and community levels, and monitor progresses on health status;
- Facilitate national counterparts in operational researches related to child and adolescent health and nutrition;
- Work with other clusters in the Country Office, IST and AFRO in addition to other relevant international, regional and national counterparts to advocate for WHO’s work on child and adolescent health and nutrition;
- Participate in resource mobilization and contribute to proposal development and implementation of, but not limited to, child and adolescent health and nutrition;
- Compile periodical reports and provide relevant programmatic information for internal and external reporting purposes.
- Perform any other work requested by the supervisors.
Applicants must have:
- First university degree in Pediatrics or other related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Training in Public Health; Adolescent Health, Integrated management of Childhood illnesses, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Health Programme Management or Epidemiology or an advanced degree in Medicine/Public Health will be of an added advantage
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the implementation, organization, and management of Public Health programmes in areas of CAH/N.
- Experience in policy development and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation in CAH & Nutrition;
- Relevant work experience with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Beginners knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Swahili.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.