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Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-19

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The Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ) is the flagship publication of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Its mission is to contribute to improving health in the Region by publishing and publicizingquality health research and information with emphasis on public health and relevance to the Region.


1. Manage the peer review processes and editorial aspects of the production process from submitted manuscripts up to acceptable versions for publication in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.

2. Edit and proofread manuscripts and undertakes research and checking of contents, clarifies editorial and technical points with authors, reviewers and editors as appropriate, ensures consistency of text, tables and illustrations and conformity with international standards.

3. Follow-up the timely submission of commissioned papers, editorials and reports.

4. Collaborate with suitable editors in processing French and Arabic manuscripts and translation of abstracts and titles between the three working languages of the Journal (i.e. English, French and Arabic).

5. Prepare the provisional list of contents for each of the 12 annual issues of the Journal and the occasional thematic issues or similar products.

6. Undertake the technical part of the production process, particularly ensuring consistency of the layout and contents.

7. Allocate work to freelance editors, as and when required, supervises and revises their work and advises them on Journal style.

8. Oversee the maintenance and development of the EMHJ intranet and internet sites, ensuring timely uploading of issues onto the web.

9. Undertake other functions related to the Journal as required by Coordinator/RAI or Director/SID.



Essential: University degree in health sciences (e.g. medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied or applied health sciences, etc.)
Desirable: University degree in Medicine or master's degree in health sciences or health/medical journalism is an asset.


Essential: At least 5 years of relevant experience in peer-reviewed scholarly journals or health related editing experience.
Desirable: 3 years relevant experience working at national or international levels in technical editing and managing health related journals.


• Expert knowledge of medical terminology, scientific language and editorial processes. Demonstrated proofreading skills, excellent grasp of grammar and style.• Knowledge of current trends in scholarly publishing practices, standards, business models and technologies. Strong managerial and organizational skills.• Sound judgment and proven ability to prioritize multiple deadline-sensitive projects. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in electronic, written and oral formats.

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1817 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered in detail with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CVs/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

  • 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.

  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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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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