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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 26, 2022
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  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Health Cluster & Operations Partnerships Officer

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties:

    •  Support the regular testing of the emergency response system through functional exercises at the national and local levels Support the effective implementation of WHO strategies for technical and operational partnerships on health emergencies in the hubs .
    •  Establish and update active mapping of partners at sub-regional level as well as the matrix of partners and capacity on the ground, in the countries of the designated sub-region .
    •  Follow up with partners the implementation of agreed upon joint strategies, plans and activities at sub-regional level :
    •  Maintain a two-way communication between the EPR program and partners to ensure that partners feedback and relevant expectations are incorporated in EPR approaches, strategies and interventions .
    •  Ensure the proper mobilization of relevant partners for collective and coherent preparedness and response operations to health emergencies .
    •  Seek opportunities to expand and strengthen existing partnerships, especially through the development of new partnerships in the hub .
    •  Liaise with partners to ensure appropriate reporting mechanisms for effective joint monitoring and evaluation purposes .
    •  Receive, compile relevant technical information on a range of technical issues and share with partners to inform their strategies and programs for emergency preparedness and response .
    •  Initiate and coordinate relevant activities related to technical collaboration between partners for emergency preparedness and response in the sub-region .
    •  Organize and participate in partners' health group meetings as well as other technical working groups for public health emergency management or humanitarian coordination mechanisms at sub-regional level.
    •  Coordinate and provide input to joint planning and reporting processes
    •  Arrange and hold one- to-one partnership activities to deliver technical aspects of the partnership in collaboration with the relevant technical officer within the hub .

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Essential: Master's degree in Public Health and/or other related field from a recognized university .

    Desirable: Training or experience in public health emergency and partners' coordination .

    Experience

    Essential: A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience at national and international levels in public health emergency management .

    Desirable: Work experience with WHO or other UN agencies in emergency management would be an asset .

    Skills:

    •  Sound technical expertise and experience in risk assessment in the health sector.
    •  Knowledge of WHO risk assessment tools will be an asset.

    WHO Competencies

    •  Teamwork
    •  Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    •  Communication
    •  Producing results
    •  Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization on careers.who.int to apply

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