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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Technical Officer – Health Cluster Coordination 26 January 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Iraq
WHO
Iraq
Erbil (IRQ)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months
26 January 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Health Cluster Coordinator, overall guidance of the Head, WHO Country office, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Support the coordination of COVID-19 response activities by Health Cluster partners in Iraq, particularly setting up of quarantine/isolation areas in existing IDP camps; and support to the strengthening of the secondary health system in terms of Infection Prevention and Control, case management, diagnostic and management services.
  • Strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination by maintaining appropriate links and dialogue with national and local authorities, local civil society and other relevant actors, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities.
  • Lead and/or co-lead, coordinate and conduct health needs assessments with the health partners and other sectors in particular, but not limited to, WASH Nutrition, Food Security and Protection.
  • Contribute effectively to inter-cluster coordination forums and cooperate with other clusters, Government counterparts, and relevant authorities (as appropriate) in planning, coordination, and operational activities.
  • Ensure protection and early recovery are mainstreamed and awareness of the different needs and capacities of women, girls, boys and men of all ages, people with disabilities, and other diversity characteristics such as ethnicity and religion are informing what is done, how it is done and with whom to promote meaningful access, safety and dignity in all phases of the health sector response.
  • Participate actively in gap analysis, priority setting reinforcing the complementarity of partner actions by avoiding duplication and gaps.
  • Ensuring adequate reporting and effective information sharing, reflecting the agreed minimum standards are in place and that all partners contribute on a regular basis to enable appropriate monitoring and evaluation and review the impact of the cluster activities and progress against the strategic Health Cluster objectives and the Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Participate in reviews of coordination mechanisms and their adaptation over time to reflect the evolving crisis and the capacities of local actors.
  • When required by the Health Cluster Coordinator, convene Health Cluster meetings, ensuring that discussions are participatory and results-oriented. Otherwise, the incumbent should play an active role in the Health Cluster meetings, draft minutes and disseminate with the partners.
  • Support training and capacity building of health sector personnel, of partners and national authorities.
  • Represent the interests of the Health Cluster in discussions with stakeholders on priorities, resource mobilization and advocacy.
  • Ensure adequate contingency planning and preparedness for new emergencies and seasonal adaptation of responses that reflect the actual and potential to scale-up capacities of all partners (local and international).
  • Act as Health Cluster Coordinator Officer in Charge whenever needed.
  • Perform any other related Cluster-specific duties, as required by the Health Cluster Coordinator.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • First university degree in management, public or business administration, health, information management, computer sciences or related field from an accredited and recognized institution
24 Months
  • Post-graduate degree in one of the above fields is an asset;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional work experience, at the national and international level, in supporting emergency operations involving applying public health emergency planning and management systems, is required;
  • Experience in developing countries is desirable;
  • Prior humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners or with an international nongovernmental organization is desirable
  • Professional training in partner coordination, emergency management, events management and/or public health is desirable;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Public information and reporting
  • Proficiency in MS Office with the use of IT facilities for information-sharing and/or database management.
No

Communication, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Iraq and legal residents in Iraq with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 21-01-2021

Public Health Officer 03 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Namibia
WHO
Namibia
Windhoek (NAM)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
03 February 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WHO Country Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Public Health Officer will:

  • Contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases, particularly the ongoing Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and drought/flood-related health events, including severe acute Malnutrition (SAM).
  • Strengthen advocacy and coordination of response interventions at both national and subnational levels
  • Support technical meetings, seminars, high level WHO events and activities on IHR 2005; operational readiness; integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR); including cross-border collaboration; country emergency preparedness and humanitarian response plans, in the context of One-Health approach.
  • Support effective implementation of response interventions for infectious disease and SAM in affected (selected) regions, through support supervision, monitoring and evaluation activities; compilation of reports; and ensure that obtained epidemiological data is accurate, cleared and timely feedback provided to relevant stakeholders.
  • Support and strengthen the Incident Management System (IMS) and Public Health Operations Centre (PHEOC) of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in matters related to Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) response coordination; surveillance; Algorithm for the diagnosis, testing and management; Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)/Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); risk communication and community engagement.
  • Provide technical guidance, SOPs and outbreak and appropriate emergency related interventions that may be required by the MoHSS and the Namibian government.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a Public Health or area related to Health/Medicine; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

48 Months
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in epidemiology, or public Health, or other relevant programmes; experience with health emergencies is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in coordination of the response, data quality, community engagement for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 03 February 2021