Job Opportunity at WHO as a Communicable Diseases Emergency Officer in Jordan
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Job Opportunity at WHO as a Communicable Diseases Emergency Officer in Jordan

Jordanie 27 juil. 2020


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Date limite
27 juil. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
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Région éligible
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WHO offers a job opportunity to work as a communicable diseases emergency officer for 1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position) in Jordan-Amman to ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with member state's health priorities, sustainable development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams and partners to improve health outcomes and progress towards achieving universal health coverage.


You must have:

  • University degree in medicine.
  • It's preferred to have master degree in public health or any related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in the fields of public health with focus on communicable diseases and emergency programs.
  • Experience in project management, coordination, capacity building programs, planning, monitoring and evaluation, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.
  • It's preferred to have work experience with UN agencies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated competence and skills to assess and analyse data to support national programs and policies; projects and activities, including budget programming and control.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and donor and technical reports writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure; complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations. 
  • Ability to work and collaborate as a team member and to produce results in a challenging and changing environment.
  • Tact, discretion and ability to promote consensus.
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of communicable diseases/surveillance and emergency programs.
  • Broad understanding of global health security issues and the international health regulations 2005(IHR, 2005);concept and activities.
  • Proven ability to produce timely relevant information products including sitreps, donor reports, policy reports, briefs, discussions papers, etc.
  • Knowledge of WHO and UN programs.
  • You can find more information about enhanced WHO global competency model from here.
  • Respect and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment.
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
  • Expert knowledge of English and local language.
  • Note: This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of technical support to ensure timely planning and implementation of the operational, technical and programmatic aspects of the WHO/country collaborative development and emergency/resilience programs and work plans through the following activities:

  1. Oversee the smooth country implementation of WHO global and regional commitments on public health emergencies and disease outbreaks and emergency preparedness and response/resilience programs, using WHO guidelines and tools to guide policy development, in particular those supporting the implementation of the provisions of the international health regulations.
  2. Provide technical advice to the ministry of health and other health partners and institutions to facilitate timely implementation of programs and plans related to communicable disease/influenza surveillance, preparedness and response programs for emergency and diseases outbreaks, according to WHO policy and technical guidelines.
  3. Serve as the focal point for implementation of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) 2013-2016 framework activities in the country through effective coordination with EMRO and ministry of health, mobilize external technical support and ensure adherence to work plan.
  4. Provide technical advice to the ministry of health and the National Influenza Center (NIC) in assessing the feasibility and needs for influenza sample collection, shipment and transfer of samples for laboratory testing to a reference influenza laboratory in the region.
  5. Liaise with the national influenza center in collaboration with EMRO and external technical entities to improve the capacity of national staff in collecting, analyzing, and reporting routine influenza surveillance data according to regional surveillance standards.
  6. Oversee emergency response activities in support of WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF) core commitments and functions.
  7. Serve as a focal point to facilitate the monitoring of the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities.
  8. Identify needs, resources and gaps and facilitate deployment arrangements, logistic and operational support to emergency preparedness and response programs and diseases outbreaks, directly supporting the national health authorities.
  9. Conduct regular coordination meetings with the ministry of health and relevant health partners for the implementation of Jordan response and resilience plan, to monitor and constantly assess situations and needs, redirect efforts in line with International standards and local priorities and consolidate health sector activities at the national level.
  10. Participate in updating and adapting relevant national guidelines, materials and tools related to communicable disease/influenza surveillance, preparedness and response programs emergency and diseases outbreaks.
  11. Liaise with key stakeholders, scientific bodies, involved in the communicable disease/influenza surveillance, emergency preparedness and response to facilitate exchange of information and sharing of lessons learned from other countries, facilitate the discussions around the health sector with partners and through the donor forum.
  12. Facilitate smooth project information flow on activities between MoH and other involved national institutions and partners.
  13. Review and make recommendations for action for the additional requests by the national authorities, assess feasibility and identify implementation needs and solutions.
  14. Identify needs for external technical support in coordination with regional office and ensure proper and timely handling and monitoring of consultants ‘briefing, agenda, facilitation of the missions, evaluation and follow up on recommendations.
  15. Proactively participate in resource mobilization activities by developing project proposals reflecting health priorities in the country, participate in emergency appeal, ensure the needed follow up in terms of funds rising, effort, timely implementation, monitoring, evaluation and timely donor reporting.
  16. Ensure timely preparation of technical correspondence, draft technical briefs for mission and background reports, WR speeches, presentations, and other material related to the areas of responsibility provide advice to the national authorities in preparation of technical reports, briefs and other documents as needed.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at JOD 43,898 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

About WHO:

The organization's goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. They strive to combat diseases; infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and noncommunicable ones like cancer and heart disease. They also help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age, and ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink, and the medicines and vaccines they need.

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