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Public Health Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-01


The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate national action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysis of data and recommendation of action.
  2. Assess ,maintain and improve public health surveillance systems and registries.
  3. Follow up and report on health situation of displaced people or other population groups affected by crisis.
  4. Contribute to the technical reviews of programme plans, reports, proposals and other documents relevant to the programme.
  5. Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative periodic reports according to WHO developed indicators on activities in public health facilities.
  6. Identify training needs for respective target audiences and recommend plans for capacity building.
  7. Prepare training material tailored to the specific needs.
  8. Arrange for capacity building activities for health personnel in the camps and in health facilities located in the host communities.
  9. Conduct impact analysis on the WHO training workshops for different health care providers.
  10. Collaborate with health partners to ensure that humanitarian and public health assistance is in line with international priorities.
  11. Identify priority health issues among the affected population and ensuring that these are properly addressed in an integrated primary healthcare approach.
  12. Recommend interventions to solve urgent problems identified during the analysis phase.
  13. Conduct meetings (including field meetings) with the national counterparts for planning, and reprogramming of collaborative actions.



Essential: University degree is required in medicine.
Desirable: Studies in public health and/or health related field.


Essential: At least 2 years of experience in public health field with emphasis on emergency and humanitarian response.
Desirable: Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.


  • Proven skills in capacity building
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response relief.
  • Broad knowledge of Emergency programmers, policies and interventions.
  • Ability to work underpressure.
  • Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Excellent knowledge of Arabic.
Desirable: Knowledge of French.

Other Skills (e.g. IT)
• Proficiency in Microsoft office.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at EGP 650,279 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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 under relevant sections.
    3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
  • Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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