Technical Officer - HSEL
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Adviser and Head of Health Systems in Emergencies Lab (HSEL) at the Department of Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems (UHS), World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:
- Provide support in the implementation and monitoring of the HSEL work plan in collaboration with other technical units at teams at WHO Regional Office and Country Offices.
- Support implementation of the country support projects including pilot of health systems recovery toolkit, health systems resilience toolkit, capacity building programs, etc.
- Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for advocacy, resource mobilization, and strategic decision making.
- Assist in coordinating and facilitating information and knowledge management related to the HSEL areas of work for the purpose of monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning.
- Support in development of the HSEL annual report including documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of key areas of work including humanitarian-development-peace nexus, health system recovery, health systems resilience, and refugee and migrant health.
- Master’s degree Public Health, Emergency Management, Health Care Management or Epidemiology from an accredited academic institution.
- A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
- At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a Public Health or Emergency Management related field.
Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
- Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
- Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
- Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
- Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
- Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
- Sound security awareness.
- Have affinity with or interest in public health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
- English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge