WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead at WHO, Damascus, Syria

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Deadline: 26 July 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead in Damascus, Syria. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead will perform the following functions-

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  • Lead WHO’s emergency response program at national or subnational level.
  • Advise the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the establishment/strengthening of an Emergency Management System /Emergency Operation Centre (IMS/EOC) for multi-sectoral emergency response that includes staffing, defined roles/responsibilities and resources for key functional areas.
  • Support the regular testing of the emergency response system through functional exercises at the national and local levels.
  • Coordinate the development, distribution and use of Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) for IMS functions and field activities to manage priority risks (including enhanced surveillance, investigation and rapid response, contact tracing, sampling, infection prevention and control, outbreak vaccination, etc.).
  • Oversee the management and distribution of national medical stockpiles through stockpile management systems.
  • Strengthening and testing Emergency Management Systems.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree in health-related field, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institute .
  • Specialized training in emergency and outbreak management; specific training in humanitarian response. Medical degree.
  • At least 10 years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in multi-sectoral coordination, strengthening country capacities and responding to emergencies and disasters, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters or complex emergencies.
  • Experience in coordinating operational activities in preparedness and response with a range of actors.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.