Emergency Coordinator at WHO, Baghdad, Iraq

Deadline: 4 October 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Coordinator in Baghdad, Iraq. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and managing WHO’s operational capacity in acute and protracted emergencies, setting overall strategy and ensuring appropriate operational planning, managing field operations, developing and ensuring adherence to technical standards, and ensuring risk and performance monitoring.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Emergency Coordinator will perform the following functions-

  • Provide management leadership and technical guidance to WHO Health Emergency Programme in the strategic development, planning, formulation and implementation of WHO’s emergency preparedness and response at the national level.
  • Manage and coordinate the response operations, ensuring close coordination and smooth functioning between the operational and technical/programmatic components.
  • Initiate and maintain contacts with health partners and stakeholders from UN agencies, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions to advice for, advocate and successfully influence national strategies for health emergency response operations.
  • Promote and foster effective collaboration with other agencies through the Health Cluster approach, with emphasis on the coordination and consolidation of Health Cluster activities.
  • Consolidate strategies to gear up WHO response capacity, including identifying needs and funding gaps.
  • Support the development of HRP and CHF, CERF, other inter-agency funding appeals, and other bilateral and multilateral resource mobilization in line with government health sector humanitarian priorities.
  • Establish a transparent and accountable mechanism for grant allocation, pool funds, and financial monitoring.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of implementation and performance of WHO response programs.
  • Establish monitoring and evaluation mechanism ensuring effective and efficient execution of project activities and taking corrective actions as necessary and drawing lessons to be learnt.
  • Manage data collection and its timely availability to facilitate planning of different preparedness and response activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in public health or health related area.
  • Degree or studies in management or public administration.
  • At least 10 years experience in emergency and humanitarian response, at international level, with emphasis on emergency management and related strategy development at leadership position, capacity building and their implementation.
  • Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships and experience in developing countries.
  • Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health Action in Crises or experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.
  • Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency situations, with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and advocate their implementation.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Another WHO Language.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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