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Technical Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Junior level - P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed


In 2020, WHO launched the regional traumainitiative, a high-level, dedicated trauma team that will directly support WHO country offices in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergenciesthat have a trauma component. Although the primary focus with be EMR, the trauma team will also be available fortechnical and operational support to other WHO activities related to trauma andinjury world-wide. TheTOpAT and WHO Academy, a priority special initiative aimed to acceleratelearning and capacity building, has gone into partnership to operationalise traumatraining in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Combining efforts has meant thatinnovative learning is applied to reach countries most in need.


Systematically collect andanalyze process, output and outcome data in EMR on mass casualties and trauma.Review and update the WHO portablelearning laboratory across the EMR. Support the overall processof delivering the program, either through virtual means or through direct delivery,including liaison with instructors. Ensure adequate follow-upand monitoring to assess and improve the impact of programs and relatedactivities. Document these findings in order to be published in peer reviewedjournals. Liaise and coordinatecommunication with relevant local counterparts and service providers, includingacademic/teaching institutions, and recommend sustainable options to facilitatelifelong learning and scalability in-country.Contribute to thedevelopment of an expert knowledge community that will support sharing of lessonslearnt and experiences across countries in the EMR. Provide technical input tocommunications material to raise the profile on trauma and mass casualtymanagement, and in particular the new approach to learning. Under the direction of theRegional Trauma Specialist, support simulation learning on mass casualtymanagement and trauma.



Essential: First level university degree in medicine, relatedhealth sciences, social sciences, education/adult education or other field relatedto this position.
Desirable: Advanced university degree (Master's or above) in trauma sciencesor related health sciences.


Essential: At least 2 years of professionalexperience in project management documenting requirements and seeing themtransformed into successful deliverables.Experiencein designing and conducting literature reviews, and qualitativeand quantitative data collection and analysis.
Desirable: Experience in applying agile project management approaches. Internationalexposure in public health.


Business/clientengagement skills and ability to establish effective working relationships withsubject matter experts, conduct interviews, and lead focus groups. Analyticalskills with demonstrated ability to rapidly gather and consolidate informationfrom multiple sources.Excellentwriting skills and ability to produce documentation to a high standard. Highlyorganized approach to activities; executes thoroughly under time pressure.Proactive,flexible, resourceful, and able to work independently. Projectmanagement skillsFamiliaritywith learning or course management systems, learning experience platforms andother technologies for digital and hybrid learning, assessment andcertificationFamiliaritywith administrative and/or health data management business domains.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: 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 49,254 (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 1478 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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