Deadline: 21 June 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. 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:
- Assist Member States to develop and implement laws and regulations, including by providing policy guidance, drafting or commenting on policy documents, legislation and regulations, and providing support in the event of related litigation.
- Strengthen the capacity of Member States and civil society organizations on law and policy, including by developing country missions, workshops and other approaches to training.
- Support development of international norms and standards including by drafting background documents, briefings and statements, representing WHO in international forums, and engaging with other intergovernmental organizations.
- Develop relevant tools and publications, and contribute technical analysis and drafting to WHO publications relevant to the Department’s work.
- Anticipate and track emerging legal and regulatory issues relevant to the Department’s work.Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced Degree in law with relevance to health providing a basis for admission to legal practice in the territory of a WHO Member State.
At least 7 year’s experience including at least 5 year’s in law, with relevance to health policy.
- Experience working with governments in development of policies, legislation and / or regulations on tobacco control, healthy diets, harmful use of alcohol or physical activity.
- Experience in international intergovernmental forums, including multilateral negotiations.
- Experience working with public and intergovernmental stakeholders, experience conducting courses, training and workshops with diverse participants.
- Demonstrate track record of publications in peer reviewed journals in the areas of expertise required to perform the specialized functions of this post.
- Excellent skills in legal drafting, analysis and review.
- Excellent understanding of international relations, relevant legal frameworks and accountability mechanisms related to health matters.
- Excellent knowledge of public health law and policy issues relevant to the work of the Department.
- Familiar with relevant WHO framework action plans.
- Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations•
- Expert knowledge of English and intermediate in French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.