Deadline: 2 December 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Under the guidance of the CC-Lead STI, she/he will provide Project management support (including planning, implementation, monitoring and closing) and technical input into the advocacy activities (for example the STI conference, AMR Day) and into activities related to supporting the CC lead on implementation and monitoring of the global health sector strategies on STIs.
- Support the CC STI lead in integrating STIs in the UHC and PHC and other inter-departmental collaboration. Support the coordination, development and implementation of the Country Support Plan (CSPs), support the implementation of the requests for specialized HQ support, monitoring, recording and reporting.
- Support in organizing and coordinating of STI trainings and relevant capacity building activities.
- Coordinate and provide support to stakeholders and partners’ meetings and other networks, which includes providing technical and administrative input to convening meetings, trainings, reports and publications.
- Contribute technical inputs to support the overall programme management grant oversight process, which is coordinated by the PPM unit, including the preparation of donor progress reports as well as supporting the technical implementation of these grants within the STIs programme, including liaison with relevant collaborators and partners.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology or related area.
- Master’s in public health, epidemiology or equivalent.
- 5 year’s experience in the area of communicable diseases and of which 1 year’s related to STIs and at least 1 year’s experience in project management.
- Experience in a regional/international public health institution on STIs and/or experience in STIs programme in a LMIC would be an asset.
- Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
- Resource mobilization, external relations and networking skills.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Beginners knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.