Public Health Officer

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This is a NO-B contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.

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The salary for this job should be more than 2,713 USD.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

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.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  1. Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations.
  2. Collaborate with national authorities and health partners to coordinate and implement public health response activities as part of the health cluster’s strategic response; analyse existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements.
  3. Provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable.
  4. Monitor progress towards achievement of universal health coverage; analyse social determinants of health and their impact on the incident management system, including identifying inequities, gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation.
  5. Facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, public health programmes and interventions through all life cycles, this might include maternal and new born health, health promotion and education, NCDs, the elderly, social determinant of health, violence and injury prevention including road safety, gender and health equity and other related areas.
  6. Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysing such and consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring and early warning.
  7. Coordinate meetings with all relevant partners and incident management team, producing and circulating minutes, related decisions and tracking the latter, and developing detailed “lessons learnt” reports, recommending improvement to current and future field operations.
  8. Provide input to communications and information products (Sitreps, health cluster bulletins, outbreak bulletins etc.) as required.
  9. Ensure compliance with IASC principles and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle in delivering WHO’s health response.
  10. Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First level university degree, in public health and/or health-related fields from an accredited/recognized institute. Desirable:Postgraduate in Public health. Post graduate studies or specialized training in emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health. Diploma in tropical medicine or diploma in disaster management

Experience

Essential: At least two (2) years relevant experience in public health in emergencies response or health sector coordination, with emphasis on managing outbreaks and health emergencies and/ or health consequences of emergencies and crises. Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in capacity building programme planning/development, project management, monitoring and evaluation. Experience with resource mobilization in emergency settings

Skills

  1. In-depth knowledge of public health programmes with focus on prevention and control of NCDs and their major risk factors, health system, and the Millennium Development Goals.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of operational management of health aspects/consequences of humanitarian crises and outbreaks in field settings.
  3. Demonstrated skills in capacity building, proposal and report writing, knowledge of and experience with needs assessments in emergency settings, strategic information analysis and planning and ability to anticipate new trends in the field of public health and take actions accordingly.
  4. Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programmes and activities, including the development of programmatic indicators

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
  5. Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Expert knowledge of Local Language.

Added 9 months ago - Updated 9 months ago - Source: who.int