Health Emergency Officer

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Position Number :438921, Health Emergency Officer


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


1.Be responsible for the implementation of appropriate preparedness, emergency outbreak interventions and activities in Sudan.

2.Assess public health risks and vulnerabilities in identified priority districts.

3.Collaborate in the formulation of strategies and work plans for Health sector and WHO's emergency response operations.

4.Design data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions.

5.Explore and maintain partnerships with NGOs in identified response areas to strengthen response and health care delivery and develop a related annual response plan.

6.Ensure compliance between project monitoring arrangements with project agreement.

7.Establish and streamline regular reporting and monitoring mechanism with implementing partners as well as Health Cluster structures at subnational, national and regional levels.

8.Manage awareness campaigns, communication, and training initiatives as well as other health promotion activities.

9.Mentor health partners on data collection, analysis, case definition, verification, outbreak investigation, notification, reporting and documentation. 10.Identify the training needs for respective target audiences and recommend comprehensive plans for capacity building.

11.Strengthen the capacities of surveillance teams for the effective and sustained surveillance through training courses on field investigation, detection, data management, and rapid response to epidemics and health outbreaks.

12.Develop donor reporting tools and facilitate funding management by using surveillance information for better communication and advocacy for programme implementation and fund raising.

13.Develop new financial follow-up tools related to implementation of WHO supported activities.

14.Identify needs, resources and gaps, and coordinate with a broad range of UN Agencies, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations/institutions for mobilization of resources.



Essential: University degree in Medicine or Public Health Desirable: Master's degree in Public Health


Essential: At least 5 years of experience in public health and health sector coordination. Experience in capacity building. Desirable: Working experience in UN Organizations or NGOs is considered an asset. Project management/Results-based Management (RBM) is an asset.


1.Proven skills in capacity building

2.Demonstrated knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response relief

3.Broad knowledge of Emergency programmers, policies and interventions

4.Ability to work under pressure

5.Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals

6.Excellent presentation skills

WHO Competencies

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Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Ensuring the effective use of resources Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic. Desirable:


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 55,473 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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