Technical Officer

  • Full Time
  • Denmark

World Health Organization


Technical Officer (IHR Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation) – (2400926)

Grade: P2
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Job Posting: Feb 2, 2024, 7:17:24 AM
Closing Date: Feb 23, 2024, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Denmark-Copenhagen
Organization: EU/WHE WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)
Schedule: Full-time

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Purpose of the Position

As part of the International Health Regulations, Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) Team, the Technical Officer provides support and analysis to IHR States Parties in monitoring and evaluating capacities and functions based on the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. A key feature of this work is the knowledge management and analysis of capabilities using qualitative and quantitative information to identify key challenges and strengths in States Parties. The incumbent will be deployed to emergency operations when required.

Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. The objectives of the Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Programme Area include the monitoring and evaluation of countries’ capacity for the prevention of, preparedness for and response to health and humanitarian emergencies. CPI supports effective national action planning for health security and the implementation of country health emergency preparedness and readiness capabilities. CPI works based on an all-hazards approach and involves all three levels of the Organization and prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low-capacity countries. The Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) Team supports national assessments, planning, costing of critical countries capacities. The CME Team provides essential support to WHO’s country offices in their effort to assess, monitor and evaluate status of implementation of the IHR including at the animal human interface. The CME Team facilitates the mobilization and coordination of donors for the national action plans which are closely supported by WHO Regional and Country Offices.

Summary of Assigned Duties

As part of the International Health Regulations (2005), Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) Team, the Technical Officer will provide support to IHR States Parties in monitoring and evaluating capacities based on the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (IHRMEF). Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader (CME) and the Programme Area Manager (CPI) the incumbent will:

  1.  Support the organization and participation in country missions for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation of IHR capacities through: national and regional trainings and workshops, simulation exercises, after-action reviews, and voluntary joint external evaluations.
  2.  Follow up accordingly on action points, preparation of documentation, meeting reports, including areas such as on multisectoral preparedness coordination (e.g. Civ-mil collaboration, resource mapping, NAPHS costing).
  3.  Provide input to the documentation, collection and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data regarding IHR capacities, review these data in order to support the consolidation of regional and country needs.
  4.  Support knowledge management activities across Country Health Emergencies Preparedness & IHR Programme area
  5.  Provide input to donor proposals and related reporting
  6.  Support the Team Lead with the preparation of briefings and material for the executive management and for governing bodies on strategic issues in relation to the IHR and to emergency preparedness.

Other related duties as requested by the supervisor



Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Knowing and managing yourself

Functional Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of the operations of WHO in emergencies. Knowledge of IHR implementation process and monitoring principles.

Education Qualifications


University degree in public health, social sciences or disaster/emergency management.


Master’s degree in Public Health.



At least two years working experience in an IHR related field, with experience in organizing capacity building events. Experience with the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.


International working experience in a related field with WHO, UN or other governmental agencies.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of either French, Russian, or German.


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 50,377 (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 3304 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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