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The World Health Organization (WHO) is searching for a Chief Information Officer!

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by Impactpool

Published on: 15 November 2017
Do you want to fight diseases like influenza, HIV and cancer? If yes, you should consider joining the World Health Organization! WHO ensures the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat and the water they drink. WHO searches for a Chief Information Officer in Geneva, read the text below and see if you meet the requirements! Women from developing countries are more than welcome and encouraged to apply! Closing Date: 19 December 2017.
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The mission of the Department of Information Management and Technology (IMT) is to connect people and allow free exchange of information and knowledge through reliable and relevant IT services in support of WHO's health mandate. The department leads all WHO IT teams globally in ensuring IT modernization, cost efficiencies through savings, increased staff productivity, harmonization across the Organization whilst being supported by performance monitoring and reporting processes.


As the Chief Information officer you will be responsible for setting and maintaining the Vision and Direction of the IMT Department in Headquarters and for the development and implementation of both the HQ and Global Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) strategies, technology roadmaps, policies, processes, and standards while also ensuring alignment with regional IT. 



  • Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma.


  • Experience in a crisis intervention/health emergency setting.
  • 15 years of relevant experience do you have in the area of IT and or Administration.
  • Minimum of 10 years either as a Head of IT, or administration encompassing overall responsibility for IT, in a large-scale global multinational setting.


  • Advanced knowledge of English
  • Intermediate knowledge of French.




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