Deadline: 7 December 2021
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Young Professionals Programme – Technical Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 Job Responsibilities
The Young Professionals Programme – Technical Officer will perform the following functions:
- Assist with the coordination of intercountry projects in scaling up a standard-driven approach for quality health care services for adolescents.
- Support the Unit Head in coordinating, in close collaboration with UNESCO, the joint inter-department and interagency group on Making Every School a Health Promoting School initiative, and in coordinating activities related to the implementation of Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools.
- Support the unit in providing technical assistance to Regional Offices to build capacity in countries in implementing WHO recommendations on Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), in promoting evidence-based approaches in school health/school health services, and in building institutional capacity for adolescent health pre-service training.
- Support the unit in developing guidelines to support integrated programmes and the delivery of comprehensive packages of evidence-based interventions.
- Support the unit in monitoring progress, and evaluating programmes and initiatives in line with the recommendations of GAMA advisory group.
- Support the Unit Head in liaising with, and mobilizing, partnerships with other UN Agencies, donors, research and academic institutions and other relevant partners to advance the work of the department in the area of adolescent and young adult health.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in one of the health or social sciences, with an emphasis in International Development or Public Health.
- University Degree in a relevant subject must have been obtained in your home country or other eligible country.
- Training in project management, adolescent/youth health or evidence-based medicine.
- Minimum 2 year’s relevant, public health-related work experience, including at least one year working in public health based in a low- or middle-income country.
- Demonstrate experience in project management in the fields of public health and/or international development, and in public health policy dialogue and policy implementation.
- Intermediate knowledge of English.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Knowledge of other(s) WHO official language(s) Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.