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Emergency Health Focal Point (Consultant)

Djibouti (Djibouti)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Since the escalation of the Yemen conflict in March 2015, around 2.7 million people have been affected by the conflict in Yemen and surrounding countries. Some 2.3 million people have been displaced inside Yemen since 27 March. As of 14 October, more than 120 000 individuals have left Yemen and sought refuge in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Oman and Saudi Arabia.Yemenis applying for asylum in Djibouti are hosted in the Markazi camp in Obock, four kilometers away from Obock city, the capital of the region. All boats carrying people fleeing fighting in Yemen are rerouted to the Port of Obock. Yemeni nationals are requested to stay in Obock, except for persons with a valid visa for third countries, ongoing visa petitions, air tickets or resident permits in Djibouti or other countries.Refugees from Obock town, especially those originally from Bab El Mandab are progressively returning to the camp since the end of August. Sector Two, which hosts mostly refugees originating from Bab El Mandab is now more densely populated and the numbers continue to increase.In line with the increasing operational tasks and activities related to the Yemeni refugees, WHO needs to deploy a consultant to assist the WCO Djibouti team and the Ministry of Health (MOH) to coordinate health-related activities of all partners engaged in the response to the influx of Yemeni refugees, to continuously assess the situation, liaise with the health authorities and support them in managing the emergency response. Description of duties: Under the supervision of the WHO Representative to Djibouti and with technical and policy guidance from the Regional Adviser Response and Operations, WHO/EMRO, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:1. Provide technical assistance in preparedness, response and recovery to emergencies and disasters with focus on the Yemeni refugees' crisis.2. Conduct regular assessments of health needs for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti both inside and outside the camps and recommend required strategies.3. Work closely with MOH and with ONARS (Office National d'Assistance aux Réfugiés et Sinistrés) and ensure that updated information on refugee population figures and their health status is readily available.4. Ensure that humanitarian health assistance is in line with international standards and local priorities.5. Working closely with the health partners to ensure that all activities are performed in line with existing strategies and plans and carry out ongoing monitoring and reporting on these activities.6. Identify priority health and nutrition-related issues among the refugees and ensure that these are properly addressed in an integrated primary health care approach.7. Monitor and evaluate interventions and trends and analyse lessons learned for improving programme management and implementation.8. Coordinate with governmental and non-governmental partners for provision of periodic updates on progress of interventions.9. Manage information systems and ensure timely dissemination of WHO updated information (e.g. reports, and website) on a regular and prompt basis.10. Produce weekly reports on activities accomplished, including recommendation on issues requiring urgent attention.11. Contribute to the production of weekly situation reports (sitreps). REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential:University degree in health-related field with post-graduate degree/Masters degree in public health, epidemiology, programme management or related fields. Skills: Essential:- Excellent ability to communicate competently towards all relevant individuals and organizations in a culturally diverse environment.- Ability to work and collaborate as a team member and to produce results in a challenging and changing environment.- Good analytical skills for translating theoretical knowledge and practical experience from other contexts into locally appropriate solutions.- Good writing skills both in French and English- Ability to maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Experience: Essential:At least 5 years of experience at the national and/or international level in public health management, emergencies, and/or health service delivery.Desirable:Experience in managing health crisis will be an asset. Languages: Essential:Excellent knowledge of French and good working knowledge of English, both written and spoken.Desirable:Proficiency in Arabic an asset. Additional Information: Employment conditions:- This is a consultant position; the contract may be renewed after the initial period based upon performance and funding situation.- For internationally recruited consultants, travel from the place of residence at the time of recruitment to the place of assignment and back at the end of the assignment will be covered by the Organization.- A competitive salary will be offered; in addition, for a daily subsistence allowance at the applicable rate for Djibouti will be paid for at least 30 days.- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.- This vacancy is published in French and English only.How to apply:- Applicants are requested to send their submissions to xylanders@who.int, with subject line: " Emergency Health Focal Point " by 13-November-2015.- Applications must include:- Cover letter,- CV, and- P-11 form (http://www.unon.org/sites/default/files/P11.doc)- Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.NOTE: Files should not exceed 5.0MB limit This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Djibouti (Djibouti)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-13

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