WHO Public Health Officer


Location : Gaza, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Application Deadline :12-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months with possibility to extend based on fund availability and performance

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The Public Health Officer works under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the respective public health programme or geographical location or in small Country Offices directly under the WHO Representative. S/he receives technical guidance from various WHO Officers in the respective field of work. 

The incumbent coordinates activities of local Public Health Officer but does not have direct supervisory or managerial responsibilities. 


Duties and Responsibilities

FUNCTION 1 (INCL. EXPECTED RESULTS)

Coordinates data collection and data management activities, achieving results such as:

• Collection and compilation of data on various target populations, including analysis and interpretation of data. 

• Management of information systems and timely dissemination of WHO updated information (e.g. reports and website) on a regular and prompt basis.

• Design and maintain databases of indicators relating to public health activities in WHO. 

• Keep up to date on the latest information on newly emerging epidemic-prone diseases, public health threats and other significant issues. 

• Establishment of baseline data on geographical distribution of health facilities, functions, type of services and manpower and periodic database update. 

FUNCTION 2 (INCL. EXPECTED RESULTS)

Implements programme activities in the community in coordination and collaboration with the MoH, achieving results such as:

• Close follow up with the Ministry of health and other partners on the proper and timely implementation of the programme activities, including the administrative procedures.

• Visiting the communities and sites where target population are residing and reporting on the findings. 

• Attending field health coordination meetings. 

• Preparation of regular sit-reps on health condition of target populations.

FUNCTION 3 (INCL. EXPECTED RESULTS)

Takes initiative during emergencies to ensure fast action, achieving results such as:

• Provide technical assistance in preparedness, response and recovery to emergencies and disasters with focus on refugees’ crisis. 

• Provide facilitation to the team in the implementation of the activities planned for Crisis Response.

WORK RELATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

The Public Health Officer liaises with various local partners, mainly to receive and provide data, to answer queries, or to alert them of any health threats. Furthermore, the incumbent can provide technical feedback on reports and make recommendations on best practice based on previous data gathered. 

 

IMPACT OF FUNCTIONS

The Public Health Officer is responsible for supporting health partners in the implementation of strategies and policies to improve and ensure health response during and after crisis. Through keeping up to date on the latest information on public health activities, lessons can be learnt to improve health response during and after crisis.


Competencies

• Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared. 

• Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes. 

• Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.


Required Skills and Experience

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

First level university degree in medicine or other related fields. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

At least 1 year of experience required in health sector coordination at national and international level.

Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluent in English and the local language. Knowledge of another WHO official language is an asset.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applications must be submitted by 12th September 2021 to http://jobs.undp.org 

Applications must be in English and include your CV.

Only Palestinians are eligible to apply. 

 

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