Technical Officer at WHO, Manila, Philippines


Deadline: 9 May 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (Gender, Equity and Human Rights) in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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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 Technical Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Support the provision of policy dialogue and advocacy to Member States in developing equity focused and gender responsive service models to advance universal health coverage and the SDGs.
  • In line with the SDGs and the Thirteenth General Programme of Work, support WHO staff at the regional and country level to strengthen attention to, understanding of and capacity to integrate gender, equity, human rights and social determinants in policies and programmes.
  • Support the provision of policy dialogue and advocacy to Member States on designing, implementing and monitoring policies and actions on gender, equity, social determinants of health, human rights and community engagement by promoting consensus across networks of internal/external stakeholders and support cross-sectoral work.
  • Support the provision of policy dialogue and advocacy to Member States on tackling gender-based violence against women and girls.
  • Facilitate, conduct research and support the development of tools and communication materials to be used in the advocacy on social determinants, equity, gender, human rights, migration, community engagement and SDGs, including maintaining webpages, databases and documenting and analyzing regional experiences and practices to promote continuous learning and quality improvement.
  • Build partnerships and networks, liaise with other WHO offices and headquarters to support joint initiatives at regional and country levels and support new ways of working across programmes, sectors and stakeholders required for the achievement of universal health coverage and the SDGs.
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • University degree in one of the following or related fields: social/ political/ health sciences, economics, anthropology, international development or public health.
  • At least 5 year’s experience, of which some should be exposure at the international level in public health, social sciences, economics, gender, human rights or related field.
  • Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to adapt and apply the general concepts of gender, equity, human rights and social determinants to country contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Integrity, tact, discretion and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Good negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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