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WHO Vacancy Announcement

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WHO Vacancy Announcement
WHO Vacancy Announcement

Kathmandu – The World Health Organization(WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates to fulfil the position of National Professional Officer (Infectious Hazard Management) – (2002637).

National Professional Officer (Infectious Hazard Management) – (2002637)
• Grade: NO-B
• Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
• Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 24 months
• Job Posting: Jul 2, 2020, 1:08:47 PM
• Closing Date: Jul 17, 2020, 3:44:00 AM
• Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
• Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
• Schedule: Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and provide surge support during emergency/humanitarian situations to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and emergencies to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for establishing risk mitigation strategies and capacities for priority high-threat infectious hazards. This includes developing and supporting prevention and control strategies, tools and capacities for high-threat infectious hazards, establishing and maintaining expert’s networks to detect, understand and manage new or emerging high threat infectious hazards as well as providing secretariat support for the management of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework.

Essential: University degree in medicine or a human health-related field with clinical training.

Desirable: Masters or postgraduate qualification in Community Medicine / Public / International / Global Health or Epidemiology or other related fields.

Essential: At least 2 years of relevant experience in health sector projects/programmes, including 1 year of experience in managing preparedness and response interventions related to public health emergencies or Infectious Hazard Management.

Desirable: Experience working in emergency setting with relevant experience in the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005). Experience of working in international organizations preferably in WHO / the UN System would be an asset.

Functional Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated knowledge of infectious disease including Influenza, particularly in infectious disease epidemiology, prevention or control, clinical management and significant practical application of this knowledge in an international context. Proven ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies. Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure. Knowledge of the UN and humanitarian systems for response and preparedness to public health emergencies. Strong programme management, organization and coordination skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy. Ability to effectively work with government, development partners/donors and collaborating agencies. High level of technical expertise and excellent overall attitude at work. Adapting to change effectively.

Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,870,937 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Deadline: 17 July 2020

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