Deadline: 21 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Advisor in Caracas, Venezuela. 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 Jobs Responsibilities
The Advisor will perform the following functions-
- Promote the development of technical and management guidelines and best practice standards for the strengthening of neonatal, perinatal, child health programs, and services delivery, including the incorporation of risk approach and appropriate technology for improving program efficiency and effectiveness.
- Promote and support research in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment and care, and health issues related with women, mothers, newborns, children, and adolescents health.
- Participate in the identification and mobilization of financial and human resources, including the development of appropriate project proposals.
- Promote and undertake key actions that favor the implementation of community family health policies, taking into consideration existing legislation.
- Promote and support the implementation of PAHO’s Gender Equality Policy and cultural diversity incorporation in health documents and programs of work.
- Cooperate with the Country Office staff in supporting and developing health policies, action plans and projects aimed at increasing equitable access to health care for mothers, newborns, children, adolescent, women, and elderly people.
- Promote and provide support for resource mobilization through the development of projects for internal or external funding.
- Support the development and adaptation of tools and modules for maternal, neonatal, and child health care during emergency situations and disasters.
- Collaborate with the Country Office in the preparation of biennial work plan, programs and budgets, semiannual work plans, and periodic evaluations for assigned projects.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in a health-related profession and a master’s degree in public health, family health or related field from a recognized institution.
- Specialization in pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics or family medicine would be an asset.
- 9 years of combined national and international experience in managing inter-sectoral health or social projects and programs in the area of family health with emphasis in sexual and reproductive health. 5 years should include development of policies.
- Experience working in different cultural contexts, particularly related with social determinants and mainstreaming for health settings would be an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.
- Good knowledge of English or Spanish.
- Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.