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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


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Temporary Position # 420559 - Technical officer - P3


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Unit (HIM) is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners.


1. Support the response of WHO-EMRO to COVID-19 pandemic through active participation in surveillance pillar of the COVID-19 IMST and provide assistance when needed

2. Coordinate the regional work toward developing integrated disease surveillance strategy in the EMR and guide the implementation at country level.

3. Support the strengthening of the early warning function of the surveillance system - more specifically its event-based surveillance component - in the EMR Member States through the implementation and adoption of public health intelligence frameworks (e.g. EIOS) and enhancing community reporting.

4. Contribute to the development of generic surveillance evaluation toolkit in collaboration with WHO HQ and WHO AFRO

5. Conduct in-depth evaluations of the national-level early warning and surveillance system.

6. Establish FETP training site at EMRO and coordinate hosting of FETP fellows to spend part of their field activities.

7. Provide guidance to the FETP Enterprise Strategic Leadership Group through collaboration with regional FETP network and national programs.

8. Conduct comparative analysis of lessons learnt from country experiences and sharing good practices on issues of region-wide concern

9. Support implementation of the information management functions as per the requirements of the WHO Emergency Response Framework at the regional level.



Essential: First university degree in epidemiology, public health, international health or related field, complemented by a degree or diploma in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, midwifery, nursing, medical biology, or a related discipline Desirable: Advanced degree in epidemiology In-service training in field epidemiology such as Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programmes (FELTP), the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service programme, or equivalent experience


Essential: At least 5 years of experience in applied epidemiology or public health with a track record in engaging with stakeholders, building networks, and facilitating cross-organizational collaboration and dialogue. Desirable: At least 2 years of experience with event-based surveillance systems and a good understanding of the main principles of public health intelligence are significant assets.


--> Demonstrated ability to design, manage and analyze complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools --> High level of analytical skills. --> Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Ensuring the effective use of resources Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

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Use of Language Skills

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


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 62,120 (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 1584 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

  • 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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