Programme Area Manager at WHO, Cairo, Egypt

Deadline: 2 October 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Area Manager in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Area Manager will perform the following functions-

  • Lead and direct all aspects of EMO work in emergency operations in close collaboration with WHO senior management at HQ, Regional and Country Offices, through an organization-wide network for the development, implementation and oversight of policies, strategies, programmes of work, and annual work plans in emergency operations and their implementation and monitoring of results.
  • Lead the formulation, revision and updating of all technical aspects of guidelines for emergency response, based on sound Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and their application across all levels of the department and WHO as appropriate.
  • Provide strategic advice and expertise on Emergency Operations to the Regional Emergency Director on relations and partnerships with the UN, UN Agencies, Member States, NGOs and other key partners and stakeholders toward enabling and promoting collaborative working agreements and collaborative arrangements to establish a common understanding of health priorities in ongoing emergencies.
  • Ensure the provision of comprehensive technical support, including the convening of time-limited task forces to address specific issues, as necessary.
  • Harness and coordinate technical expertise from all areas in WHE, as well as departments and programmes across the three levels of WHO as appropriate to strengthen the implementation of all-hazards emergencies work through the provision of networks of experts and technical expertise mechanisms.
  • Oversee sound and effective leadership, motivation, guidance, management and performance evaluation of EMO staff , including proactively promoting effective team work and achievement of results and resolving problems, within the framework of WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, and WHE accepted procedures; and managing EMO global budget within the framework of WHO Staff and Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including deployment for emergency operations and backstopping for others as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced degree in medicine, nursing or social science complemented by specialized training in public health or related field.
  • Specialization in epidemiology, emergency and humanitarian response; training or studies in leadership or management.
  • At least 15 years of proven experience in public health in the field of emergency operations in response to epidemic events, outbreaks and other public health emergencies combined with leadership and managerial experience, with at least 5 years of experience in coordinating large scale public health projects in developing countries, with knowledge of inter-agency mechanisms in the area of international preparedness for and response to health emergencies.
  • Experience in WHO and the UN System in the areas of outbreak response and humanitarian interventions; field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.