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Technical Officer

Aden (Yemen)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Aden (Yemen)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
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  • Closing Date: 2021-02-06

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country, cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.In the context of Emergency Health and Nutrition Project funded by World Bank, the Project Development Objective is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the Yemeni population.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:1. Act as the focal point for planning and implementation of EHNP supported activities in Aden and Hadramout Hubs (including day to day management and follow up).2. Ensure, follow up and push forward implementation of EHNP activities at field level in Aden and Hadramout within WHO and with implementing partners and stakeholders including UNICEF, GHOs, DHOs, etc.3. Under the guidance of EHNP PMU manage operational issues of EHNP activities in Aden and Hadramout hubs, he/she will work and take actions to resolve difficulties that may occur.4. Prepare and submit bi-monthly reports and presentations on progress, implementation (actual versus planned), disbursement (in coordination with grant officer), etc.5. Ensure that communication and visibility of EHNP and SOPs are implemented.6. Liaise and coordinate with persons responsible for hospitals component of EHNP, as well as WASH, Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM), Environmental Social Management Framework (ESMF), and Medical Waste Management Plan (MWMP) to ensure that these measures and plans are enacted.7. Provide technical inputs on implementation activities EHP to facilitate on technical aspects of implementation of project supported activities.8. Follow up on procurement and supply chain issues and maintain a database of all supplies provided to hospitals in the hub.9. Inform Third Party Monitoring (TPM) of activities requiring M&E and following up on their findings, recommendations, etc.10. Conduct field visits that will provide technical support and improve service availability and performance of supported hospitals as necessary.



Essential: A first university degree in medicine, public health, health systems/services administration or or equivalent.
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in medicine, public health, health financing, health systems, business administration or related field. Specialized training in emergency management; project management trainings in humanitarian response.


Essential: At least two years of related experience in health operations, with proven experience in managing health emergencies in the context of humanitarian crises. Related experience in managing human , financial resources or in similar field.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/or health emergency and project management. Related experience in development and implementation of strategies and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies.


1. Demonstrated skills in and knowledge of the humanitarian aid projects and their implementation in emergencies contexts as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations.2. Proven skills in coordination of activities between the different stakeholders.3. Comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques of public health, medicine and health service delivery.4. Good time and stress management in pressing situations and conflicting priorities.5. Knowledge of WHO or other UN agency rules, manuals, practices and procedures is an asset.6. Good skills and knowledge with results-based management (RBM) and/or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (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 or lower grade level
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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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