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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/TASR47
Title: Coordinator (Health Cluster)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Temporary position for 3 months
Date: 24 October 2012
Application Deadline: 15 November 2012 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Peshawar, Pakistan
Organization unit:
EM/DPM Director of Programme Management
Provide support in the preparation of response to the ever present disaster, both natural and man-made, which occurs the Pakistan. This includes earthquakes, floods, famine, wars and civil-state which have created a large number of refugees and displaced persons in Pakistan.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:

To ensure WHO's presence and operational capacity in the entire country to strengthen coordinated health Public Health interventions in order to reduce avoidable loss of life, burden of disease and disability among the displaced and affected host population.

Organizational Context:

Identify and make contact with health sector stakeholders and existing coordination mechanism, including national health authorities, national and international organization and civil society. Hold regular coordination meetings with country health cluster partners, building when possible on the continuation of Provincial and District Health Cluster coordination mechanisms. Collect information from all partners on Who's Where, since and until When, doing What. Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under the general guidance of WHO -Representative and under supervision of EHA Pakistan Chief of Operations and direct supervision of the Health Cluster Coordinator and with the support of the head of the hub, the incumbent acts as the Sub-National Health Coordinator and serves WHO to sustain an effective and reliable health sector coordination system with a priority on public health aspects of the current emergencies in Pakistan.

1.Identify and make contact with health sector stakeholders using existing coordination mechanism, including national health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society.
2. Hold regular coordination meetings with country health cluster partners, building when possible on the continuation of Federal, Provincial and District Health Cluster coordination mechanisms.
3. Collect information from all partners on Who's Where, since and until When, doing What, and regularly feed the database managed by OCHA (4W). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters.
4. Assess and monitor the availability of health services in the crisis areas provided by all health actors using GHC tool: Health Resources Availability Mapping System (HeRAMS).
5. Ensure that humanitarian health needs are identified by planning and coordinating joint, inter-cluster, initial rapid assessments adapting to the local context the IRA tool, as well as follow-on more in-depth health sub-sector assessments, as needed.
6. Mobilize Health Cluster Partners to contribute to establishing and maintaining an appropriate Early Warning and Response System, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population and the situation in the areas where they work.
7. Lead and contribute to the joint health cluster analysis of health-sector information and data (see points 3, 4, 5 and 6) leading to joint identification of gaps in the health sector response and agreement on priorities to inform the development (or adaptation) of a health crisis response strategy.
8. Inform the Cluster Lead Agency Representative of priority gaps that cannot be covered by any health cluster partner and require CLA action as provider of last resort.
9. Ensure partners' active contribution to and involvement in joint monitoring of individual and common plans of action for health interventions; collate and disseminate this and other information related to the health sector in Cluster sit-reps and/or regular Health Bulletins.
10. Represent the Health Cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms at country/field level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multisectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned.
11. Lead joint Health Cluster contingency planning for potential new events or set-backs, when required.
12. Provide support to Health Cluster Members in the development of the health sector components of FLASH Appeal, Country Humanitarian Action Plan, Consolidated Appeal Process and Common Emergency Relief Fund proposals and other interagency planning.
13. Promote and adopt standardized methods, tools and formats for common use in monitoring health trends, activities and outcomes to support strategic decision-making. Promote use of the Health Cluster Guide to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards.
14. Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Health Cluster partners.
15. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of 'building back better' and specific risk reduction measures.
16. Coordinate the dissemination of key technical materials and the organization of essential workshops or in-service training.

Essential: University degree in social sciences, development, international relations, or management.

Desirable: Master degree in public health, international relations, or humanitarian field.


1) Producing results
2) Creating an empowering and motivating environment
3) Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
4) Fostering integration and team work
5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Tact and ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Capacity to analyze detailed data and synthesize reports.

Excellent networking skills.

Technical expertise in the design and implementation of health emergency response plans.

Understanding of the health situation in Pakistan.

Understanding of the complexities of working in insecure areas of the northern regions of Pakistan.

Excellent presentation skills.

Other Skills:

Computer literacy and proficiency in surveillance and monitoring applications.

Experience: At least 5 years of combined national and international professional experience in the field of international development, emergency response, or public health.

Desirable: Experience in health sector coordination in developing countries, with emphasis on emergency response relief and/or the management of epidemic-prone diseases. Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions or NGOs.

Other Skills:

Computer literacy and proficiency in surveillance and monitoring applications.
Excellent knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.

Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.

A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters)

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.

In view of the current situation, Pakistan has been declared as a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The salary, post adjustment, benefits and allowances will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56,091 at single rate
US$60,091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 37.6 % 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.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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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