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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 123,719 USD and 159,510 USD.

Salary for a P-4 contract in Cairo

The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 36% at this the location, applies.

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


  1. The incumbent will perform the following duties:
  2. Advise on the development, implementation, and evaluation of country strategies and work plans pertaining to the Country Health Emergency preparedness and readiness, ensuring compliance with WHO's organization-wide CPI strategies.
  3. Collect, assess and track the status of technical and financial support to country core capacities, the development of national action plans and the costing to prepare for, detect and mount a rapid and effective response to public health emergencies, address gaps in close collaboration with HQ and the Regional Office.
  4. Assess, monitor, and support the readiness of country and regional office in line with the ERF readiness checklists and facilitate the development of WHO / EMRO surge capacity (including surge team identification and training).
  5. Work with other technical units/departments and with HQ to establish a repository of technical guidelines, lessons learned, and best practices for humanitarian settings.
  6. Provide technical advice to the countries in developing and adapting necessary protocols, manuals, and SOPs for emergency preparedness, readiness, and response.
  7. Develop, organize and conduct training and simulation for countries and WHO to enhance the capacity for emergency preparedness and readiness
  8. Develop project proposals to support the regional framework of emergency risk management
  9. Support the generation, compilation, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned to update the strategies and practices of institutional readiness for response.



Essential: Master's university degree in any area of medicine, health emergency preparedness, health operational management, or public health. Desirable: Postgraduate training in disaster management and/or public health. Specialized training in the organization of emergency preparedness and response.


Essential: At least 7 years' experience combined at the national and international levels in humanitarian emergency or disaster preparedness, readiness, and response or in implementation of health programs for emergency preparedness and response and in results-based management with focus on developing and promoting capacity development. Experience in designing and delivering training in relation to defined strategies as well as in readiness capacity development. Desirable: Experience in business continuity planning, contingency planning, or institutional readiness capacity-building an asset. Experience in analyzing health policies, standards, guidelines, and priorities for WCOs and staff. Experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions, or NGOs.


In-depth knowledge of emergency preparedness and response and relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN Specialized Agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOsProven ability to support developing knowledge development material for use in countries and WHO support for emergency preparedness and readiness in the health system context Sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in emergencies. Ability to organize and conduct training and simulation Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Tact, discretion, and ability to promote consensus.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Moving forward in a changing environment Creating an empowering and motivating environment

With reference to WHO Global Competency Model at

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. 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 75,602 (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 2268 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.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

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  • 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.

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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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