Deadline: 29 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Cluster Coordinator in Juba, South Sudan. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Health Cluster Coordinator will perform the following functions-
- Identify and make contact with all health sector stakeholders including national health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society.
- Hold regular coordination meetings with country health cluster members, building when possible on an existing health sector coordination forum.
- Represent the Health Cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms at country/field level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multi-sectoral responses and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned.
- Ensure collecting data and regularly updating the health sector section of the 3W (Who’s doing What, Where) database managed by OCHA and for sharing and discussing this information with health cluster partners and the other clusters.
- Assess and monitor the availability of health services in the crisis areas using GHC Health Resources Availability Mapping (HeRAMS) tool including services provided by all health actors.
- Lead the health cluster members and contribute to the overall analysis of the health sector data collected including joint gap analysis, priority setting and planning the response to address the uncovered major gaps.
- Provide leadership and strategic direction to Health Cluster Members in the development of the health sector components of FLASH Appeal, CHAP, CAP,SRP and CERF proposals and other interagency planning and funding documents and in preparing and maintaining a health sector contingency plan for potential new events.
- Promote the use of the Health Cluster Guide to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards by all health cluster participants taking into account the need for local adaptation.
- Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and/or protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Health Cluster participants.
Applicants must have-
- Degree in health related discipline, social sciences and postgraduate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, mathematics or statistics.
- 5 years of hands-on experience in Health Cluster Coordination, emergency preparedness and response, outbreak response, establishing and leading surveillance and monitoring projects, combined at national and international level, including experience in developing countries.
- Experience in international organizations and responding to public health emergencies is desirable.
- In-Depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN other UN specialized Agencies, donor agencies, National and international NGOs.
- Sound Knowledge and experience about national disaster prevention and preparedness programs.
- Good knowledge of computer in software programmes (Word, Excel and Power point).
- Computer literacy with emphasis on data assessment and analysis as related to epidemiological research and applications and excellent report writing skills are required.
- Excellent knowledge of English language is a definite asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.