Deadline: 19 June 2018
Open to: anyone who has at least 5 years experience in health emergency response, health response support, public health needs assessments, risk analysis or early recovery
Benefits: annual base salary starting at USD 59,151
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Emergency Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this position is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Emergency Operations within the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services. This includes ensuring a strong emergency management system (based on incident management), effective and inclusive coordination mechanisms, joint assessments and planning by partners, implementation of operations and services according to agreed standards, and strong logistics and operational support. The expansion and strengthening of operational partnerships is a key priority. EMO also leads on humanitarian policy and guidance, as well as representation to key interagency bodies.
1. Provide technical support to the country-level operations for protracted and on-going emergencies, in line with established technical standards (e.g. Sphere), best practices, protocols and guidelines (e.g. IASC). Liaise with technical departments across the Organization and support a selected number of country offices on issues related to the response to emergencies;
2. Support the development of humanitarian response plans, by reviewing these plans to ensure their coherence and consistency with global and regional policies for WHO emergency operations. Assist in reviewing country project proposals for emergency response operations, in coordination with the other WHE staff and the Partnerships team to ensure overall regional coherence, review progress and follow up on donor reports;
3. Support the efficient flow of partner contributions in support of country response operations with particular attention to carrying out assessments, monitoring, information-sharing and reporting;
4. Support capacity-building by delivering training activities and exercises to strengthen operational capacities of WHO and