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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT155
Title: Medical Officer, Post #346196
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 21 April 2013
Application Deadline: 3 June 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit:
EM/DPM Director of Program Management
Purpose of the Post:
To ensure coordination and collaboration with technical units to provide baseline information, draw up lessons learnt and ensure the application of best public health practice in emergencies settings. Knowledge and information will be used in the formulation of flash and consolidated appeals as well as a means to track and monitor the evolution of a crisis.

Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity:
The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by:
1) Promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services.
2) Coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency.
3) Ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled.
4) Revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.

Description of duties:
Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of Coordinator, Emergency and Humanitarian Actions and overall supervision of Director, Programme Management, the incumbent will work with various technical departments and units in the Regional Office as well as Emergency Sub-Units in the Country Offices to ensure the availability of best public health practices and guidance for a number of known hazards.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Direct the rollout, review and evaluation of health cluster mechanisms in activated countries.
2. Collaborate with priority technical units to identify public health baselines, health specific interventions that are evidence based, and ensure the integration and incorporation into work plan, Consolidated Appeals Process (CAPs) and Flash Appeals.
3. Identify public health priorities in both chronic and acute emergency settings and monitor the erosion of health services (including aspects of coverage and accessibility).
4. Design relevant context and curriculum and implement strategic trainings to ensure learning of best public health practice.
5. Define new ways and means to promote health interventions and practices into routine developmental activities of WHO and health partners.
6. Periodically review and evaluate CAPs and Flash appeals to ensure alignment with WHO checklist and relevance to country context.
7. Define and direct a set of public health research priorities for health action in crisis.
8. Define protocols and templates for systemic lessons learnt exercises.
9. Ensure that public health practices are integrated into donor proposals and project management.
Essential: University degree in Medicine and Master's Degree in any health related field.
Desirable: Postgraduate training in disaster management and / or public health.
Competencies: Generic
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
1. Ability to develop and implement comprehensive policies and strategies for use in WHO support for emergency response and health system support.
2. Good knowledge of project implementation in humanitarian emergencies and of the UN's humanitarian mechanisms.
3. Demonstrated writing and analytical skills.
4. Good knowledge of the global health mandate.

Other Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least 10 years' experience combined at the national and international levels in implementation of health programs for humanitarian assistance programs and in results-based management with focus on project proposals, implementation and evaluation.

Desirable: Experience in analyzing health policies, standards, guidelines and priorities for individual countries.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.
Additional Information:
All applications should be submitted on-line to be considered under this VN.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$80734 at single rate
US$86904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.4 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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