ADVISOR, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (PAHO/09/FT10)

26 August 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/09/FT10
 
Title: Advisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  POST OF LIMITED DURATION - Two years, first year probationary period
 
Date: 5 January 2009
 
Application Deadline: 2 February 2009 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
 
Duty Station:  Port-au-Prince, Haiti
 
Organization unit: AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
PAHO/WHO Representation in Haiti/Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief (PED)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The objective of the program is to reduce the health impact of disaster through preparedness, prevention and response.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative (PWR), and supported by the technical supervision of the Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief (PED), the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

a) Advise the PWR and PED/HQ on policy development in the field of disaster emergency preparedness and response; coordinate all PAHO emergency preparedness and response activities.
b) Develop a project strategy and medium-term plan of action on disaster management (Response, Rehabilitation and Preparedness) for Haiti. This plan must include contributions from all PWR-Haiti senior consultants.
c) Coordinate all health activities related to disaster preparedness and response with the Ministry of Health, other government institutions, other UN Agencies, and national and international NGOs present in Haiti.
d) Participate in all relevant emergency activities of UN agencies, national authorities and NGOs. Coordinate health cluster meeting during response periods.
e) Facilitate a platform (Forum Santé) of health actors (Ministry of Health, International NGOs, etc.) for the exchange of health and disaster related information.
f) Monitor all PWR emergency programmed activities and expenditures including follow-up through PAHO system.
g) Ensure that emergency activities contribute and are aligned with the Organization's regional disaster reduction plan.
h) Ensure the provision of training activities in disaster preparedness, including the management of humanitarian supplies.
i) Implement all emergency related projects in Haiti including, but not only, the CIDA project: "Strengthening Emergency Disaster Response in Haiti".
j) Coordinate and collaborate with the PAHO/WHO Representation in the Dominican Republic in the planning and development of plans of action for emergency preparedness and response.
k) Participate as a member of the Regional Health Response Team.
l) Prepare narrative reports in accordance with PAHO/WHO policies, rules and regulations and donor requirements.
m) Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
A university degree from an accredited university in one of the health professions, social sciences and/or a related field and a post graduate degree at the master's level in public health, social sciences or related discipline.
Skills:
Key Behavioral Competencies:
- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
- Communication: Actively engages in conversation with the key players in a multicultural environment both within and outside the organization. Develops a network of appropriate contacts inside and outside PAHO to gain information or to build an alliance. Takes into consideration the multicultural differences within the organization.
- Accountability: Identifies, in conjunction with management, specific activities, processes jobs that require defined accountability, linking them to accountability strategies and objectives. Revises periodically progress made in the established work plan with his/her supervisor. Constantly reaches their objectives.
- Leadership: Uses complex strategies to promote team morale and productivity. Obtains needed personnel, resources and information for the team. Makes sure the practical needs of the team are met.
- Teamwork: Develops a high performing team in one's operational area and also encourages teamwork across the Organization. Establishes and models the standard for teams and teamwork. Provides significant contributions when participating in internal and external work teams. Initiates and leads mutually beneficial productive interpersonal relationships based on trust, both inside and outside the Organization.
- Knowledge Management: Supports and develops networked and community working. Identifies, develops and nurtures networks and communities. Identifies and builds on working networks that enable knowledge and information flow. Designs and implements knowledge and information services. Enables utilization of knowledge and information sources. Delivers relevant knowledge and information in most appropriate form. Participates in and learns from networked and community approaches.

Technical Expertise:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge in establishing and managing emergency operations, including formulation of strategies, plans of action, project proposals, budgets and reports.
- Managerial skills for the development, implementation, and analysis of technical cooperation programs and activities, including budget programming and control.
- Strong professional oral and writing skills in English or French, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

IT Skills:
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project will be an asset.

Experience:
A minimum of nine years of combined national and international experience, particularly in the area of disaster or humanitarian action. Experience should include conducting rapid assessments in complex emergencies and crisis contexts.
Languages:
Very good knowledge of French or English with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:
HAITI IS A PHASE 3 DUTY STATION AND IS A NON-FAMILY POST.

A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW MAY BE HELD FOR THIS POST. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
63,052 at single rate
67,709 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 55.1 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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