Emergency Officer

World Health Organization

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Emergency Officer – (2304451)

Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2023, 9:45:54 AM
Closing Date: Jun 29, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Switzerland-Geneva
Organization: HQ/SHO Strategic Health Operations WRE
Schedule: Full-time

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The 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 objective of the Strategic Health Operations Department is to ensure the establishment of strong emergency management system at all three levels of the Organization (based on incident management), implementation of operations and services according to agreed standards, and availability of a strong logistics and operational support capacity. The Department prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Within the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to the needs and agenda: Support and promote effective Acute Event Management through consistent use of WHO’s Event Management software suite in WHO globally to enable accurate real-time information for decision making 2. Monitoring the quality of information input and liaising with WHO officers globally to remind them to update the aspects they are responsible for 3.Tracking progress against action points related to Acute Event Management and event-specific key performance indicators 4. Regular reporting and information exchange on global acute event management to WHO, partners (including UNOCC) and donors 5. Managing the distribution and accessibility of event specific documents 6. Ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures and training materials related to the use of the WHO HQ Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and establishment of Field EOC are kept up to date and disseminated 7. Routinely collecting feedback from acute event management teams on improvements that can be made to the EOC support including software and dashboard configuration for ease of use 8. Provide support to the EOC by preparing for and delivering training on basic health emergency management and EOCs 9. Supporting the organization and moderation of EOC-NET meetings and conferences as requestedEmergency surge deployments to support acute event management teams and EOCs at all levels of the organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education

Essential: First level university degree in business administration, public health, or related discipline.
Desirable: Degree or specialization in information systems or information technology would be an asset.

Experience
Essential: Combined minimum of five years’ work experience in project management at the national and international level (at least three of which are with WHO or any other UN Agency ,in monitoring,evaluation and reporting.
Desirable: Demonstrated expertise in partner interaction and coordination. Experience in information management. Experience in preparing for and delivering training.

Skills
Excellent organization and analytical skills with ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure. Ability to write and synthesize technical information in a clear and concise manner.Proven abilityto work as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, establish and maintain productive relationships.Diplomacy, tact and discretion. coordinate, plan and implement projects and activities with minimum supervision but work equally well as part of a team.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO language.

REMUNERATION
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 64,121 (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 4488 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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