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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.


The salary for this job should be between 90,970 USD and 117,287 USD.

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Within BOS, SHW, in line with the scope of WHO 2020 Output 434H: Safe and secure environment with efficient infrastructure maintenance, cost-effective support services and responsive supply chain including duty of care, develops and implements health policies to protect and promote staff health and advises management on measures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment at all levels of WHO as well as IARC, ICC, and UNAIDS. SHW provides preventive medical and psychosocial care,first aid and emergency care for staff and acts as medical adviser on staff insurance and disability matters. SHW also provides medical and psychosocial support to WHE and deployed personnel before, during and after deployment.


In collaboration with other medical officers and under the supervision of DirectorSHW, the incumbent will: 1.Manage medical and paramedical activities of SHW, organize planned or spontaneous medical appointments, proceed with medical examinations related to employment, duty travel, sick leave, disability, compensation allocations, and provide medical recommendations accordingly. 2.Ensure that emergency health care is timely provided to staff as needed and that the hygiene and security of the medical service are in line with health standards. 3.Develop and coordinate training sessions on health and wellbeing for WHO Staff including first aid Trainings.4.Give advice on medical evacuations of field staff and workforce on mission to the field to ensure staff are medically briefed.5.Provide individual or collective advice related to preventive medicine, and medical guidance on the preparation of missions (vaccination, malaria prophylaxis, medical kits, and the follow-up ofWHO workforce coming back from mission upon request). 6.Collaborate on activities related to health and well-being including visiting work stations and corporate catering facilities, checking of ergonomics and safety of work stations, study of nuisance to working conditions..etc. 7.Design trainings, briefings, and materials, and provide medical guidance to promote health education in the workplace and sensitize WHO workforce to dangers. 8.Undertake administrative tasks in SHW including: review the medical analysis of reports and the medical examinations conducted out of Geneva, and provide subsequent advice and recommendations, follow up on workforce sick leave, provide advice to administration on issues related to layout and ergonomics of work stations, Compile backgrounds for the cases which need to be presented to the pension and compensation committees and request expert advice when appropriate, make medical recommendations on special allowances requests (disabled child dependency allowance, special education grant for disabled children), and collaborate with treating physicians inGeneva and outside HQ.9.Monitor, evaluate report on medical data related to WHO workforce to prioritize SHW interventions 10. Provide briefings with advice on medical precautionary behavior patterns adapted to the specific strenuous work environments in order to ensure the WHO workforce to stay healthy and to avoid infections. 11. Be deployed to country offices in the event ofoutbreaks or other emergencies in order to support the Head of CountryOffice (HCO) in setting up actions to protect WHO workforce health and wellbeing. 12. Be on duty 24/7 in turn with other medical officers for emergencies. 13. Act in turn with other medical officers in the absence of the director, SHW.14. Perform all other related duties as required for the smooth operation of the service including when necessary, replacing other colleagues to ensure the continuity and smooth operation of the Staff Health& Wellbeing services.15. Analyse medical data and statistics to support management in identifying trends and to implement preventive and proactive measures to encourage health and well being within the workforce.



Essential: Anadvanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Medicine Desirable: Certificateor relevant experience in Occupational health


Essential: -A minimum of seven years of clinical experience in general or internal medicine in private practice or in a hospital or institutional settings. -Must not have interrupted medical practice for more than one year. Demonstrated international experience within the medical field.-Experience in occupational health. Desirable: Experience working with International Organizations policies and practices is an advantage.-Experience in travel medicine is an asset.-Experience in first aid and emergency medicine is an asset


Strong functional knowledge and skills as a medical practionnerand occupational health physician .-Strong skills in the area of project management.-Demonstrated ability to work in teams and effectively interact with medical personnel and with staff of all organizations involved. -Ability to manage stress in a fast changing environment and demonstrate positive attitude. -Proven ability to in still confidence.-Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.-Tact and absolute respect of medical confidentiality.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Knowing and managing yourself Moving forward in a changing environment Creating an empowering and motivating environment### Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French. Desirable: The above language requirements are interchangeable.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2759 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

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  • 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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