Regional Adviser (Water, Sanitation and Climate Change) at WHO, New Delhi, India

Deadline: 7 August 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Adviser in New Delhi, India. 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 Regional Adviser will perform the following functions-

  • Formulate the regional programmes on water, sanitation and hygiene and climate change and health, prepare programme budget, implement, monitor and document achievements.
  • Review national and regional activities in the above programme areas, identify priorities and develop action plans for Regional Director to meet programme objectives.
  • Support member states in revising/developing policies on water, sanitation and healthcare (WSH) waste management, and climate change and health (CCH).
  • Support member states in assessing health risks from climate change, unsafe water, poor sanitation and preparing national plans for addressing the risks.
  • Provide technical support for sustaining water safety planning by facilitating auditing, generating evidence, capacity development and advocacy.
  • Ensure the coordination and exchange of information with headquarters, other regional offices, relevant ministers and other organizations.
  • Maintain liaison with and provide advice to related national agencies, international and bilateral agencies in planning, evaluation and implementation of WSH and CCH activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University degree in the field of sanitary or public health engineering or environmental science.
  • At least 10 years’ experience, including considerable experience in an international context, in the implementation and management of water supply and sanitation or environmental health or climate and health programmes.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in water supply, sanitation or environmental health in developing countries.
  • Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.