National Professional Officer (Public Health) - (2002568)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The goal of WHO's Health Emergencies program in Somalia is to contribute to the reduction of avoidable morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases and related epidemic outbreaks in Somalia.The immediate strategic objective for this position is to support access to quality essential integrated health and nutrition services in emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysis of data and recommendation of action.
- Assess, maintain and improve public health surveillance systems and registries.
- Follow up and report on health situation of displaced people or other population groups affected by crisis.
- Contribute to the technical reviews of programme plans, reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the programme.
- Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative periodic reports according to WHO developed indicators on activities in public health facilities.
- Identify training needs for respective target audiences and recommend plans for capacity building.
- Prepare training material tailored to the specific needs.
- Arrange for capacity building activities for health personnel in the camps and in health facilities located in the host communities.
- Conduct impact analysis on the WHO training workshops for different health care providers
- Collaborate with health partners to ensure that humanitarian and public health assistance is in line with international priorities.
- Identify priority health issues among the affected population and ensuring that these are properly addressed in an integrated primary healthcare approach.
- Recommend interventions to solve urgent problems identified during the analysis phase.
- Conduct meetings (including field meetings) with the national counterparts for planning, and reprogramming of collaborative actions.
Essential: University degree in medicine or relevant field is required . Desirable: Studies in public health and/or health related field.
Essential: At least 2 years of experience in public health field with emphasis on emergency and humanitarian response. Desirable: Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.
1) Proven skills in capacity building
2) Demonstrate knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response relief.
3) Broad knowledge of Emergency programmers, policies and interventions.
4) Ability to work under pressure.
5) Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes.
6) Excellent presentation skills.
WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1
Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Creating an empowering and motivating environment Promoting innovation and organizational learning
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language. Desirable:
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 34,004 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
- 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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