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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/CO/13/FT20
Title: Technical Officer (EHA)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 19 August 2013
Application Deadline: 10 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Bangkok, Thailand
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_THA WR Office, Thailand (SE_THA)
1. To improve and strengthen the leadership and the performance of WHO in enabling all stakeholders to better address the health dimensions before, during and after crises for the benefit of affected communities
2. To provide technical support to the MOH and its relevant directorates in organizing an emergency programme within the MoH
3. To ensure effective WHO capacity to provide sufficient support for effective health action before, during and after the crises
4. To ensure good coordination amongst partner agencies and organizations applying the principles of humanitarian reform
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the WR and in close consultation with the WCO country team, the incumbent will:

1. Provide technical support to the MOPH in Thailand in strengthening EHA programmes and assist in plan in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency, preparedness, response and recovery activities in Thailand.
2. Support country and inter-country activities for strengthening national capability on emergency preparedness, response and management, including participation as a resource person in national training programmes and workshops.
3. Collaborate with the MOPH and other stakeholders and development partners; develop health sector technical and managerial guidelines for disaster preparedness and response for Thailand.
4. Ensure leadership role of WHO in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Health Cluster Group of Agencies in providing leadership role and improve performance though close coordination mechanism (inter-cluster coordination) of the agencies on Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Early Recovery including the cross-cutting issues - HIV/AIDS, Environment/Climate Change and Gender.
5. Collaborate with the MOPH and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of the Ministry of Interior (MOI), and the IASC health and nutrition sector partners in developing the health and nutrition contingency plan for Thailand including addressing the cross-cutting issues.
6. Support/implement specific areas under programme.
7. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the WR.
University degree in medicine and postgraduate degree in public health or health sciences or disaster management, complemented by degree or studies in specific public health topics (eg epidemiology, surveillance and monitoring, environmental health).

Degree, courses or short training in emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health, or in management of public health programmes.
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
1. Experience of working under pressure and in difficult/insecure circumstances;
2. Advanced analytical skills and ability to apply such analyses to strategic development
3. Well developed problem-solving skills;
4. Excellent communication and negotiation skills, ability to write high quality technical reports, ability to convene and work with all relevant national and international stakeholders.

1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and team work
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Computer literate in office and presentation applications. Excellent presentation and technical writing skills. Proficiency in technical writing. Ability to work with diplomacy and tact in a multi-cultural and multi-agency environment including when under pressure during an emergency or in difficult/insecure circumstances.

Minimum seven years' experience in health sector coordination in developing countries, including three years of experience in international context, with emphasis on emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Experience in coordination work with various agencies and actors in humanitarian context and capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Experience or sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals before during and after crises
Previous work experience in international organizations and/or technical assistance to a MOH; and
Ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process between UN, NGOs, National Health Authorities and Donors
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of another WHO official language a definite asset.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice has been republished. Candidates who had applied earlier to the same vacancy notice need not apply again.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 48.80 % 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.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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