Technical Officer AMR (Awareness and Campaigns)

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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 163,200 USD and 210,413 USD.

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The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally based on the Global Action Plan on AMR and the 13th Global Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to AMR in coordination with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and other United Nations (UN) and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health National Action Plans for Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions, including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development in their health and development agendas in partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners.The Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on AMR leads and coordinates the global One Health multisectoral response to AMR in cooperation with FAO, OIE, the UN as well as other agencies, civil society, and the private sector, towards a world free from the suffering of drug-resistant infections. The Department has the following functions in line with WHO's General Programme of Work to protect antimicrobials important for human health and mitigate drug-resistant infections: Leads the global One Health multisectoral response to AMR across the human, animal, plant, food, feed and environment sectors, through multisectoral engagement and interventions, and strengthening advocacy and awareness; Facilitates global coordination and interagency engagement and partnership for creation and sustenance of shared global vision and goals; Shapes the research and development agenda through innovation, priority setting and supporting global initiatives that enable the generation, translation and dissemination of knowledge; Facilitates, nurtures and scales up evidence-based interventions to enhance stewardship, awareness, and understanding of AMR across the One Health spectrum.The Antimicrobial Stewardship and Awareness Unit facilitates, nurtures and advocates for evidence-based interventions to enhance antimicrobial stewardship activities, promotes awareness and understanding of AMR and coordinates global advocacy and campaigns on AMR. This includes: Advocating for evidence-based interventions to enhance the appropriate, prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials in the human, human-animal health and food chain sectors; Optimizing the stewardship of antimicrobials through the dissemination of normative guidance, best practices, and technical support; Driving awareness and understanding of AMR through education, training, behavior change, and communications; Coordinating global campaigns, including World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.


  • Provide specialist technical and coordination support to the work program in the area of evidence-based awareness across the One Health spectrum through seeking synergy between the animal, human and environment health interface.
  • Develop and coordinate work plans and budgets aimed at sustained and effective implementation of the awareness raising activities for better results and coordination with the Tripartite organisations.
  • Support resource mobilization efforts liaising with partners to generate funding to support critical awareness activities and campaigns.
  • Advance liaison with and coordination of counterparts in Tripartite organisations, donor and partners (UN and bilateral) for development, implementation and assessment of the impact of tailored global One Health campaigns to tackle factors contributing to AMR.
  • Advocate for the preservation of antimicrobials through effective coordination and partnership with the Tripartite organisations and other stakeholders for strengthened impact and result at country level.
  • Write and coordinate timely technical reports on programs for capacity building on One Health awareness in close collaboration with partners, governments, civil society and the private sector.
  • Coordinate and organize global advocacy campaigns, including annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and facilitate its evaluation.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.




Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Health (such as medicine or public health)or social sciences.



  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in public health, communicable diseases and/or AMR including awareness campaigns and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in engaging with multi-stakeholder partners including UN agencies, governments, civil society and/or private sector.
  • Experience in managing and working in multidisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level.


  • Experience of working with the Tripartite organizations.
  • Experience of working in developing countries.


  • Sound technical knowledge and political understanding of the global response against AMR and its stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in the area of resource mobilization.
  • Knowledge of WHO and/or the Tripartite organisations' policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the area of One Health response to AMR, and ability to apply them on the global and country level.
  • Highly developed communication, diplomatic and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to prepare, review and revise reports and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Strong writing skills.Team spirit and management skills.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 4549 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.


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