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WHO - World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. There are more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Together they strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease, helping mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. WHO ensures the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

WHO's primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. These are their main areas of work:

  • Health systems
  • Promoting health through the life-course
  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases
  • Corporate services
  • Preparedness, surveillance and response.

As a specialized agency of the UN system, WHO is firmly committed to the following ethical principles:

  • Integrity: To behave in accordance with ethical principles, and act in good faith, intellectual honesty and fairness.
  • Accountability: To take responsibility for one’s actions, decisions and their consequences.
  • Independence and impartiality: To conduct oneself with the interests of WHO only in view and under the sole authority of the Director-General, and to ensure that personal views and convictions do not compromise ethical principles, official duties or the interests of WHO.
  • Respect: To respect the dignity, worth, equality, diversity and privacy of all persons.
  • Professional Commitment: To demonstrate a high level of professionalism and loyalty to the Organization, its mandate and objectives

WHO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization

Find out more about WHO, who we are and what we do here.

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Current jobs

Public Health Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-03
Damascus
Head of Office, Venice
P-6, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-10
Venice
EPI Officer (NPO)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-10
Yaoundé
Consultant pour evaluer la sante des adolescents
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-05-03
Bujumbura
Technical Officer, Violence and Injury prevention (Road Safety)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-09
Copenhagen
Project Support Specialist, Malaria
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-10
Washington D.C
Head of office- European Centre for Environment and Health (WHO/ECEH)
P-6, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-09
Bonn
Technical Officer, Tobacco control
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-09
Copenhagen
Médecin chargé de la surveillance MEV-SSA
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-08
Bujumbura
National Professional Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Damascus
Budget Officer
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Manila
Program Management %26 Partnership Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-09
Washington D.C
Scientific Research Adviser - Lassa fever
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Abuja
Technical Officer, DIR
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-08
Copenhagen
Project Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-08
Geneva
Executive Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-07
New Delhi
Translator-Editor
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-07
Bangkok
Assistant (Resource Mobilization) - Local recruitment
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-07
Lyon
Assistant Administratif/CPO - SSA
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-07
Brazzaville
Eye Ear Health Consultant
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-07
Brazzaville
Wash Expert - Emergency Roster.
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Medical Officer (MO)-Nutrition - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Laboratory Specialist - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Specialist - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Epidemiologist/Public Health specialist - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Entomologist - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Health Communication Specialist - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Case Management Officer - Emergency Roster
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-16
Ethiopia
Technicien/ne de maintenance
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-06
Lyon
Communications Officer, NOB, ANK
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-07
Ankara
Hub Team Leader (Dakar)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-04
Dakar
Regional Adviser (Medical Officer - NCD)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-04
New Delhi
Senior Epidemiologist, VHF %26 arboviruses (Medical Officer)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-04
Dakar
Field Coordinator
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-07
donetsk
Technical Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-04
Geneva
Budget %26 Finance Assistant
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-03
Kobe
Team Lead
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-03
Geneva
Clerk (Accounts)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-03
Geneva
Specialist, Program Management %26 Resource Mobilization
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Port-au-Prince
Advisor, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Reduction
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Washington D.C
Procurement Specialist
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Washington D.C
Procurement Systems Specialist
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Washington D.C
Procurement Specialist, Revolving Fund
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Washington D.C
Procurement Systems Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Washington D.C
Advisor, Family, Health Promotion, and Life Course
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Asunción
Regional Communications Manager
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-02
Brazzaville
Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-02
Geneva
National Professional Officer
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Kabul
National Professional Officer (Human Resources)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Kuala Lumpur
Software Delivery Manager
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Kuala Lumpur
Cluster Consultant
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-24
Port Harcourt
Advisor, Epidemiological Surveillance
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Washington D.C
Huissier de Conférence
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-30
Brazzaville
Advisor, Violence and Injury Prevention
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Washington D.C
National Professional Officer (Family %26 Reproductive Health)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Freetown
Project Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Geneva
Médecin chargé de la lutte contre le VIH/Sida et les Hépatites Virales-SSA
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-29
Kinshasa
Principal Research Assistant (Data Management %26 Analysis) - 50%25
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-30
Lyon
Finance Assistant, TURKEY
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-29
Ankara
Technical Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-26
Geneva
Administrative Assistant - SSA
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Bujumbura
Library and Information Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-26
Geneva
External Emergency Roster - Resource Mobilization Officer (Fundraising)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-05
Multiple locations
Logistician, Almaty
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-26
Almaty
National Professional Officer
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Damascus
National Professional Officer Hiv
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Damascus
National Professional Officer Hiv
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Damascus
Technical Officer, WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-05-05
Manila
Clerk (Accounts)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-29
Copenhagen
Health Systems Specialist
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-26
Tome
Reproductive, Maternal %26 Neonatal Health Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-26
Tome
Team Leader, Neglected Tropical Diseases
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-04-27
Brazzaville
Communications Manager
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Geneva
Medical Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Geneva
Technical Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Geneva
Informatics Assistant (Developer Support)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-04
Manila
Informatics Assistant (Systems Developer)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-05-04
Manila
Administartion Assistant
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-30
Moroni
Budget %26 Finance Assistant
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-04-30
Moroni
Country Preparedness Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-24
Yaoundé
Chief
P-6, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-05-15
Geneva
Information Officer, Regional Steering Committee (RSC)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Phnom Penh
Senior Finance Assistant
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Cairo
Advisor, Health Systems and Services
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-20
Paramaribo
Program Management and Partnerships Specialist
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-20
Mexico City
Executive Assistant (ICT)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Bangkok
Administrative Assistant II
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-04-20
Washington D.C
WHE Team Lead
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Baghdad
Compliance Officer SHI
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Geneva
External Emergency Roster - Health Information Management %26 Risk Assessment Lead (HIM)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-27
Multiple locations
External Emergency Roster - Team Lead – Water and Sanitation (WASH)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-27
Multiple locations
Scientist (Cancer Prevention %26 Early Detection)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-23
Lyon
Emergency Roster - Case Management Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Multiple locations
Emergency Roster - Health Operations Team Lead
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Multiple locations
Emergency Roster - Health Cluster Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Multiple locations
Resource Mobilization Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-04-30
Brazzaville
External Relations Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2018-04-20
Brazzaville
User Support Technician (Informatics)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-04-25
Lyon
Budget and Finance Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-04-19
Abuja
WHO internships
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-06-30
Multiple locations