Deadline: 2 August 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer 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 will perform the following functions:
- Contribute to all aspects of early detection of acute public health events including, but not limited to, event-based surveillance, verification and risk assessment monitoring and information-sharing on events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern develop and contribute to presentations, briefing documents and other materials, situation analyses and support multidisciplinary risk assessments as appropriate.
- Assist fellows of the Regional Office Field Epidemiology Fellowship Programme to maintain the system of epidemiological data, and consolidate and analyse the collected data for early detection of and appropriate action.
- Participate in emergency epidemiological field missions, as required.
- Participate in the IHR duty officer roster and act as the IHR duty officer as required.
- Provide technical support in member state implementation of the IHR (2005) and core capacities underusing APSED III as an action framework to build strengthen and advance national and subnational capacity.
- Upon request, provide technical 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 the supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas within the WHE, as required.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in epidemiology, public health, international health, or related field from a recognized university.
- Advanced university Degree in epidemiology, public health, international health or related field.
- Minimum 2 year’s relevant work experience in epidemiology, surveillance, or control of acute public health events at the national and/or international levels.
- Relevant experience in health security, acute emergencies, surveillance and disease control.
- Experience of working with event-based surveillance and risk assessment.
- Knowledge of WHO processess of verification, alert and response operations.
- Experience in surveillance, field epidemiology and emerging diseases.
- Ability to interact in multidisciplinary and cross-cutting environment involving technical, cultural and political elements.
- Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.