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JPO - WHO Technical Officer: Child and Adolescent Health in Humanitarian Settings


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date:
The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) will work in the Child and Adolescent Health Unit (CAH) within the Department of Healthier Population in WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Under the supervision of the Regional Adviser for CAH, the JPO is expected to assist in strengthening child and adolescent health programming in humanitarian settings. S/he is specifically expected to contribute to appropriate implementation of the Regional Operational Guide for CAH in humanitarian settings in the target countries. S/he will be responsible for monitoring feedback on the operational guide and updating it accordingly. The JPO will work closely with counterparts in the WHO department for health emergencies (WHE) in order to ensure synergy and consistency in WHO approaches towards children and adolescents in emergency affected countries. 
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Adviser, Child and Adolescent Health, the JPO shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

1.    Participate in the CAH unit’s response to humanitarian emergency
2.    Contribute to the development of the interactive online version of the Regional Operational Guide for Child and Adolescent Health in humanitarian settings (CAHHS)
3.    Update and maintain the interactive version of Operational Guide for Child and Adolescent Health in humanitarian settings (CAHHS) based on the inputs and feedback received from users and stakeholders 
4.    Contribute to the development of a training package to support the country implementation of the Operational Guide for CAHHS in collaboration with WHE.
5.    Collaborate with WHE and relevant technical units to develop a monitoring framework of indicators for CAH in humanitarian settings
6.    Organize introductory workshops at country level to initiate and scale up implementation of the operational guide
7.    Prepare reports to track the progress of CAH activities in humanitarian settings
8.    Conduct discussions with different programmes and partners on finalization of child and adolescent health minimum service package and its’ supply kits for emergency context  
9.    Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor


  • Producing Results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Medicine, Public Health, Health Sciences or relevant area.
  • Minimum 2 years to maximum 4 years relevant working experience,

  • Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience including UNV, (paid) UN internship and UN consultancy.

  • All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor’s degree will/can be considered. 

Note: this post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to PEOPLE WITH THE DUTCH NATIONALITY.  

For criteria see  the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc Foundation

Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying
Please upload the following attachment:
  • A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you're the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements 
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your Master degree
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