Health Operations Manager

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


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The mission of the Division of Health Emergencies (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to assess, prevent and manage health emergency risks, and lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The WHE Division brings together and enhances WHO's operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. The Programme is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities.

*Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective

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

*Organizational context

Reporting to the Incident Manager and under the overall guidance of the Head of WHO Country Office, in close coordination with other members of the incident management (IMS) team and the respective regional office and WHO/HQ, the incumbent manages WHO health programmes in response to outbreaks and health emergencies and has front line responsibility for the Operations Section. S/he will ensure the technical pertinence and scientific soundness of the operations. This requires ongoing contacts with counterparts from health cluster partners, other technical staff in partner agencies (both within and outside the UN system), and counterparts of ministries of health (MOH). S/He will work with technical staff at the three levels of the organization.


During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Depending on the level and complexity of the incident, the incumbent might be performing all or some of the following duties:

• Support TL in managing the team, guide, and ensure implementation of the response plan. Set standards and norms, develop and disseminate technical guidance and validate training, resource mobilization and communication materials. • Under the guidance of the Incident Manager and Health Ops Team Lead, manage the coverage of all health operations in support to the MOH, work with partners and facilitate the implementation of WHO’s most effective prevention, control and response measures • Interacts with different partners and agencies (including UN and NGOs) involved in health preparedness and response • Interacts and support the coordination of health operations across the different WHO hubs in Ukraine. • Supports coordination of capacity building in EPRP, mass casualty management, trauma care by providing overall coordination for function-specific training; ensuring utilization of the relevant evidence-based guidance; convening partners and networks to develop or revise the existing training curriculums for the priority interventions; supporting the training of volunteers and field personnel by ensuring technical standards in partner trainings; and evaluate the impact of trainings.

Health service delivery, Primary health care and NCD

1. Support national authorities in undertaking assessments and coordinating the work on the PHC facilities infrastructure improvement and equipping the health facilities with the necessary equipment, medicines, hospital and public health laboratories, and medical supplies to address the existing and foreseen risks and to prevent the dissemination of infectious diseases. 2. Leads the definition of the support package for primary health care in humanitarian context through the collaboration with other technical units and with the ministry of health, to ensure appropriate quality standards. 3. Ensure the PHC strong and integrated health services delivery in the conflict affected areas, with good-quality primary care supported by essential public health functions at the core. 4. Monitor that health facilities provide quality preventive and curative health care to the affected population and continue to deliver routine essential health services in addition to responding to the cause of the crisis. Make appropriate recommendations where necessary. 5. Support capacity-building and training of local staff on best preventive, diagnostic, control and curative knowledge, practices and standards. 6. Leads the WHO involvement in GBV prevention and management, focusing in particular in ensuring a comprehensive CMR-IPV package is integrated in the broader care for GBV survivors in the PHC, in collaboration with other actors with similar mandate. 7. Engage with communities and stakeholders to develop targeted health advice and coordinate the health promotion and community engagement activities.

Communicable diseases: 8. Ensure the planning and coordination the implementation of communicable diseases programmes addressing the risk of outbreak and/or health emergency, co-develop action plans for interventions in high-risks groups and recommend measures for special attention. 9. Support IMT in monitoring the early prevention, detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks. 10. Coordinate the acute public health events (of any origins) rapid assessment and epidemiological data collection and analysis. 11. Manage the rapid response teams responsible for the rapid investigation of alerts, field risk assessments and early response. 12. Ensure that the messages are technically sound and socio-culturally appropriate to induce, engage and empower stakeholders in the prevention, mitigation and control of risks 13. Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Education Qualifications

Essential : Advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in medicine, public health, epidemiology, tropical medicine, health systems/services administration or related field. First university degree in medicine or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable : Specialized training in emergency management, Emergency Medical Teams; specific training in humanitarian response


Essential : At least seven years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in health operations, with proven experience in managing outbreaks and health emergencies. Related experience in managing human and financial resources.

Desirable :

• Relevant work experience in outbreaks, conflicts and/or health emergency management. • Related experience in development and implementation of strategies and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies. • Experience working in relevant nongovernmental, health cluster partners or humanitarian organizations.


WHO Competencies • Teamwork; • Producing Results • Communication; • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences; • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills • Demonstrated skills in and knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations. • Proven skills to manage multidisciplinary and multinational staff.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English

Desirable : Expert knowledge of Ukraine and knowledge of other Official WHO Languages.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level 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. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice. WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

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