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Technical Officer (M&E)

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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To eradicate poliomyelitis due to wild or vaccine related poliovirus. Complete the interruption of wildpoliovirus transmission globally, and more rapidly detect and interrupt any newoutbreaks due to wild or vaccine-derived polioviruses.


  • Provide technical guidance inresponse to any importation of wild poliovirus or outbreak of circulatingvaccine derived poliovirus in previously polio-free areas.
  • Coordinate with GPEI partnersthrough IMST and ORPG for strengthening planning and implementation response tothe outbreaks in accordance with global guidelines.
  • Administer and facilitate three-,six-month and end of outbreak assessments of status of outbreaks, effectivenessof response and the likelihood of continuing transmission.
  • Plan, prioritize andcoordinate allocation of vaccine supplies, funding, and human resources basedon thorough understanding of risks and poliovirus situation and in closecoordination with HQ, countries and partners.
  • Monitor data from thecountries on risks for polio outbreaks, preventive measures and progress inoutbreak response activities. Identify constraints and work with the regionaland country colleagues to develop a plan of action to overcome these constraints.
  • Develop SOPs, guidelinesand other tools that provide evidence and advice on the best practicestrategies for interrupting poliovirus transmission.Identify training needs,evaluate and document outbreak response activities to ensure that all lessonslearned are effectively incorporated into current best practices.
  • Coordinate with EPI andother stakeholders to develop approaches that can achieve polio eradicationwhile contributing to strengthening routine immunization systems.
  • Track regional and country performanceagainst GPEI 2022-2025 key performance indicators (KPIs), identify constraintsand work with the concerned stakeholders in addressing the constraints.
  • Contribute to lessons learned,cases studies, and other regional documentation with Communications, as relevant.



Essential: University degree and Master's degreein public health, health policy, epidemiology, related science or healthdiscipline


Essential: At least seven years ofrelevant experience with international exposure in public health out of which at least 4 years in vaccine-preventable disease programs.
Desirable: Experience in program monitoring, health information management, implementation research, and knowledge management. Working experience with international organizationsand/or nongovernmental organizations.


Good knowledge of public health, with broad practical knowledge of principals of monitoring andevaluation. Strong ability and experience with analysis of surveillance, immunization monitoring and epidemiologic data. Strong technical writing and analytical skills.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

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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 74,913 (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 2834 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 prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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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