Deadline: 4 September 2019
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (Disaster Risk Management) in Manila, Philippines. 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 (Disaster Risk Management) will perform the following functions-
- Support the Programme Area Manager (PAM), CPI in implementing the regional programme for promotion and strengthening risk reduction emergency preparedness and humanitarian action in emergencies.
- Study and make recommendations on activities to strengthen national capacity for risk reduction and emergency preparedness.
- Plan and develop training programmes to strengthen human resource capacity of the WHO Member States.
- Support the PAM (CPI) in coordinating with countries in developing managerial systems and coordination mechanism in emergencies.
- Promote public awareness and public information in risk reduction, emergency planning and management.
- Upon request, provide technical and managerial support, backstopping and gap-filling for emergency activities at any level of the Organization or scale of emergency.
- Perform other related duties, as requested by supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas within the WHE, as required.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s level university degree in public health or public health-related discipline or disaster risk management.
- Minimum 7 years of experience in health emergency planning and management, mitigation, preparedness, relief and response operations, monitoring/evaluation, training, and policy formulation in disaster risk management including risk identification, readiness and preparedness including several years of experience at international level.
- Developing country experience.
- Knowledge of WHO procedures and practices at global, regional and country levels.
- Extensive knowledge of the UN system and of fundraising or communications or public relations.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Ability to negotiate across multiple agencies to common purpose.
- Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
- Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.