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National Professional Officer (Public Health)

Tehrān (Iran)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Tehrān (Iran)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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PN 418881


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries and to coordinate international public health actions, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from disease outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences.


1. Collect and compile data on various target populations, including analysis and interpretation of data.

2. Manage information systems and timely disseminate WHO updated information (e.g. reports and website) on a regular and prompt basis.

3. Keep up to date on the latest information on newly emerging epidemic-prone diseases, public health threats and other significant issues.

4. Establish baseline data on geographical distribution of health facilities, functions, type of services and manpower and periodic database update.

5. Identify priority health -related issues among the affected population and ensure that these are properly addressed in an integrated primary healthcare approach.

6. Technically review program reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the program and make recommendations on best practice.

7. Arrange for and compile material for the capacity building of the key units of PHC directorate of “PARTNERS” and health personnel at PHC level focusing on the above-mentioned areas.

8. Conduct close follow up with the Ministry of health and other partners to ensure proper and timely implementation of the program activities

9. Undertake regular field visits to attend field health coordination meetings and report on health condition of the refugees.

10. Contribute effectively to the implementation of the activities planned for Crisis Response.



Essential: First University degree in medicine or public health or other relevant health sciences.


Essential: At least one year of experience in health sector or public health related areas in emergency setting.

Desirable: Experience in UN organizations/agencies, International institutions or NGOs.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively.

  • Demonstrate ability to work in challenging and multidisciplinary settings.

  • Good knowledge of the right to health in the context of the country and health systems approaches to improving health rights.

  • Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.

  • Sound knowledge of public health.

  • Excellent presentation skills

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

  • Communication.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment.

  • Producing results.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 31,200 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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