WHO Technical Officer Operational Readiness Jobs 2022 Kenya

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WHO Technical Officer Operational Readiness Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 19, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 10, 2022.

Organization Name World Health Organization (WHO)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 19, 2022
Closing Date May 10, 2022
Position Technical Officer Operational Readiness
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

WHO Technical Officer Operational Readiness Jobs 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s level or above).
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: Excellent knowledge of English is essential. Intermediate knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • An advanced University degree (Master’s level or above) in epidemiology, statistics, or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Qualifications or studies in emergency management; Organizational Development and/or Change management in humanitarian context.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in alert and response to emergencies at the national and international levels and readiness assessment, complemented by sound experience with working and negotiating with different organizations in complex environments.
  • Experience in WHO and/or the UN System in the areas of outbreak response and/or humanitarian interventions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key critical functions of the WHO Emergency Response Framework.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of the landscape and dynamics of health emergencies in the African region.
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of the interests and dynamics of partners involved in the readiness and management of health emergencies in the African region.
  • Capacity to conceptualize, organize and critically analyze situations and solve problems.
  • Sound organizational and planning skills complemented by ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure within short deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

Description Of Duties

To enhance the level of operational readiness for effective management of public health emergencies, the incumbent will undertake the following duties:

  • Support the effective implementation of WHO strategies for enhancing country operational readiness for public health emergencies in the East and Southern Africa Member States.
  • Contribute to the development or updating of tools for country operational readiness assessment and for development of roadmaps for countries’ activities toward operational readiness for the identified high priority risks.
  • Provide technical support to countries to enhance early warning/surveillance for timely detection and response to disease outbreaks and ongoing emergencies
  • Support countries to assess risks and develop contingency plans for major public health threats and business continuity plans to address threats to the functionality of WCO offices during emergencies.
  • Ensure all relevant guidelines, protocols, tools, and standard operating procedures for operational readiness at country level are updated in line with the latest WHO guidance, and actively promote and monitor their proper implementation through the relevant partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish a baseline of operational readiness on the critical functions of the IMS (Leadership, partner coordination, information and planning, specific technical expertise, operations support and logistics, finance and administration) in countries at risk of public health and major humanitarian emergencies in the East and Southern Africa sub-region.
  • Support countries in assessing operational readiness in implementing the Incident Management system in response to crises through simulation exercises and strengthening their readiness by addressing gaps identified
  • To facilitate cross border engagement, cross border mechanisms and collaboration and communication between national authorities and partners in the ESA countries
  • Provide analysis of public health risks, needs and capacities, and advise on priority interventions for effective operations for WHO and partners in the context of acute and protracted emergencies.
  • Mobilize and coordinate the relevant partners to ensure collective and effective readiness under the critical functions of the IMS in the member states in East and Southern Africa
  • Seek opportunities to expand and strengthen existing partnerships on operational readiness, especially through the development of new partnerships at the Hub level.
  • Strengthen country level and sub-regional leadership, coordination and accountability for contingency planning, preparedness and response planning in the countries.
  • Document lessons learnt at field level to enable countries improve their operational readiness for public health emergencies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including surge to countries during emergencies or backstopping for other EPR colleagues in the Hub and at regional office as required.

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2203689 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 10, 2022.
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