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Technical Officer (IHR Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation)

Copenhagen (Denmark)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. The objectives of the Country Health Emergency Preparedness IHR (CPI) Programme Area include the monitoring and evaluation of countries' preparedness for health and humanitarian emergencies as well as planning and implementation of country capacity building for critical capacities, and the Secretariat of the International Health Regulations (2005). CPI works based on an all-hazards approach and involves all three levels of the Organization and prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries. The inter-sectoral nature of emergency preparedness entails for CPI a large partnership with other international organizations and the consideration of several global frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to health, emergencies and disasters, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) framework, the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS Pathway), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, regional strategies such as the Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED), the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR), and the regional strategies for disaster risk management. CPI coordinates its activities with international and national initiatives such as the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) 2030.The Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) Team supports national assessments, planning, costing of critical countries capacities. The CME Team provides essential support to WHO's country offices in their effort to assess, monitor and evaluate the status of implementation of the IHR including at the animal-human interface. The CME Team facilitates the mobilization and coordination of donors for the national action plans which are closely supported by WHO Regional and Country Offices.


As part of the International Health Regulations, Core Capacity Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (CME) Team, the Technical Officer provides support to IHR States Parties in monitoring and evaluating their capacities and functions based on the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, and in addressing gaps and needs in National IHR Action Plans through appropriate all- hazard emergency preparedness activities. Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader (CME) and the Programme Area Manager (CPI) the incumbent will:

  • Support the implementation of country and regional office work plan through participation in country missions, monitoring the implementation of activities and providing input to regular reporting.
  • Provide input to donor proposals and related reporting. Initiate contacts and maintain correspondence with National IHR Focal Points, WHO Offices, HQ counterparts and experts involved in the organization of national and regional trainings and workshops, simulation exercises, after-event evaluations, and assessment missions of IHR capacities.
  • Follow-up accordingly on action points, preparation of documentation, meeting reports, etc.
  • Provide input to the documentation, collection and analysis of monitoring and evaluation data regarding IHR capacities and functions, review these data in order to support the consolidation of regional and country needs.
  • Act as regional focal point for ensuring the annual submission of the States Parties Annual Report (SPAR) of countries in the WHO European Region to the World Health Assembly, a mandatory requirement of all States Parties to the IHR. This includes the development of regional trend analysis of IHR Capacity status in the WHO European Region as well as coordinating trainings for Member States and WHO COs.
  • Support the Team Lead with the preparation of briefings and material for the executive management and for governing bodies on strategic issues in relation to the IHR and to emergency preparedness.
  • Other related duties as requested by the supervisor.



Essential: University degree in public health or social sciences.
Desirable: Master's degree in Public Health.


Essential: At least two years working experience working on topics related to the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, with experience in organizing capacity building events.

Desirable: International working experience in a related field with WHO, UN or other governmental agencies.


WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN languages


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 48,805 (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 2713 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
  • 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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