Job Opportunity in Jordan with WHO as a Technical Officer - Hub Secretariat

Date limite : 03 août 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Health Organization

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Job Opportunity in Jordan with WHO as a Technical Officer - Hub Secretariat

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé

Niveau d'études: Premier cycle

Opportunités: Emploi

Pays hôte: Jordanie

Région: Moyen-Orient

World health organization offers a job opportunity in Jordan to work as a technical officer (Hub Secretariat) in order to provide support in the coordination of the Afghanistan and Pakistan GPEI Hub (Hub) activities. Under the supervision of the Hub coordinator, and the overall guidance of director, Polio eradication, the incumbent will support the management and operations of the GPEI Hub. The Hub is a GPEI structure embedded within the WHO EMRO Polio office in Amman and consisting of co-located GPEI partner staff. The Hub’s primary role is to help address challenges faced by the two endemic countries by facilitating and assisting strategic and operational planning and implementation within the context of the concurrent GPEI and national goals of polio eradication.


You must have:

  • Teamwork skills, respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Communication skills and build and promoting partnerships across the organization.
  • Producing results.
  • Proven ability to coordinate, manage projects in the context of polio eradication, immunization, and/or health or humanitarian emergencies.
  • Excellent liaison skills with multiple stakeholders and various UN agencies and beyond.
  • Strong team player and independent problem solver.
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult field conditions.
  • University degree in health sciences, public health, project management or related field.
  • At least 5 years of combined relevant experience at the national and international level, in project management including collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
  • It's preferred to have relevant experience in public health, immunization and/or polio eradication.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of Arabic, and any of the main languages spoken in Pakistan and Afghanistan (Urdu, Pashto, or Dari) would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent skills in managing document repositories e.g. SharePoint, Dropbox and calls/meetings through virtual platforms e.g. Teams, Zoom, Webex.

Your Responsibilities:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Ensure the smooth operations of the Hub, including identifying and planning for the Hub’s administrative and operational needs together with the Hub coordinator and WHO regional team in the Eastern Mediterranean region. 
  2. Develop regular reports on Hub progress, synthesizing work plan, budget and qualitative information for the Hub coordinator and other senior management.
  3. Support the area of work leads in development and regular revision of Hub work plan templates, tools, tracking mechanisms, and in monitoring progress of the Hub work plan implementation.
  4. Support the Hub coordinator in developing briefing materials, presentations and other related material for WHO and other GPEI partners, in particular the strategy committee of the GPEI.
  5. Coordinate organization of regular meetings of the Hub team including video-/teleconferences and in-person meetings and support organization of relevant wider GPEI meetings managed by the Hub. 
  6. Manage the logistics of these meeting including agenda development, review and organization of background documentation, and coordination of presenters.
  7. Prepare summaries of meetings including minutes, action items or reports as required and develop and implement a system to track meeting action items and ensure their timely completion.
  8. Maintain centralized repository of relevant Hub, Afghanistan and Pakistan related material.
  9. Develop and maintain a system to ensure timely sharing of relevant information with Hub team members and beyond.
  10. Provide technical input to Hub related activities and work plans.
  11. Perform other specific related duties, as required and assigned by the supervisor.

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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