Public Health Specialist

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

The role of a public health specialist is to provide support in coordinating public health activities including technical support, regional mission support, coordination of surveys, contributing to drafting of strategic documentation pertaining to country office public health support plans and developing activities with partners that have gainful impacts on the health system, health of population, health literacy and advocacy across public, private NGO and civil society

• Coordinate technical assistance to MOH focal points in various public health disciplines. • Draft strategic documentation with a public health advocacy objective. • Work with Country Office team in developing initiatives to improve population health.

Adaptability and Flexibility
Building Trust
Commitment and Motivation
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Creativity    Empowering Others
Ethics and Values
Knowledge Sharing
Planning and Organizing
Respect for Diversity
Technological Awareness
Working in Teams

working in an organization with a scientific/public health mandate.

Kuwait is known for its hot, dry climate with some humid days and frequent summer sandstorms however, the weather is very agreeable in the winter with plenty of outdoor activities. Generally, Kuwait enjoys good weather between October and April. The country is known to be a melting pot of cultures with an approximate 70% expatriate population working in the public and private sectors. Generally, Kuwait is a safe country however, care and vigilance is always recommended everywhere. The country is also not very walkable with an unreliable public transport system thus it is recommended that a mode of transport (e.g. taxi/car) is secured for commuting. The Kuwaiti dinar is a highly valued currency in the world, the population of citizens and residents enjoy a tax-free income with access to subsidized energy resources and affordable food options. Many religions coexist in Kuwait with Islam being the official religion of Kuwait, thus modesty in the dress code is embraced and abstinence from consuming and selling alcohol and pork products is to be expected. Kuwait is a small country of around 4.4 million, with 52% of the population between 25 and 54 years old. Most cities largely comprise commercial and residential districts with plentiful access to convenience stores and polyclinics within proximity. Residential districts comprise houses and apartment buildings.

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